Our leading M&A practice is at the core of our business.

We have an experienced team of over 40 lawyers who work closely with our commercial, tax, IP services, HR and other teams to provide a seamless service. Whilst size is not everything, depth of experience and an ability to hit your timeframes with minimum fuss is. We have helped the likes of Viridor Waste Management, Centrax, Sensus and Schlumberger in delivering their strategic M&A targets and managed transactions involving some of the world's largest and most innovative businesses.

We are seasoned negotiators and project managers and recognised for our leading M&A practice.

We advise on and implement corporate reorganisations in many forms, helping clients to achieve a wide range of objectives including streamlining their business, preparing for sale, succession planning, providing an exit strategy for shareholders or for tax or financial purposes. Our services include demergers, purchase of own shares, capital reductions and other share capital restructuring, intra group transfers, group reorganisations and management buy-ins and buy-outs. We will work closely with our clients' management team and other advisers to develop a pragmatic commercial solution whilst aiming to avoid disruption to the business during the process. We draw on other expert teams within Ashfords including tax and employment wherever necessary.

We understand the need to deliver, on time. We partner with you to own and deliver transactions, according to your needs.


Recent Transactions

Schlumberger Oilfield UK PLC on its share purchase of Rock Deformation Research Limited (with US subsidiary). 

Diana Naturals SAS - Share purchase by global food industry leader of banana products business in Confoco SA, with assets in Ecuador & USA.


Stovax - Sale of Stovax heating business (£36M turnover and 260 employees) to Stockholm listed Nibe Industrier AB (c.£800M turnover).

Enrich LLC - Share acquisition and merger of the e-Three group companies into Enrich IT based in US.


ET Solutions AG - Acquisition by a German investment fund to develop a solar energy site in Somerset.


Ashfords LLP’s lawyers are commended for their ‘entrepreneurial, commercial thinking and flexibility’.
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