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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Our M&A team advises clients who want to buy or sell a business. On the buy side, we assist private equity firms and corporate development teams in finding acquisition opportunities. Our support includes identifying and analysing potential targets, providing guidance on business valuation, and negotiating the best possible terms.

As for selling, we work with entrepreneurs, private equity backed businesses and public companies to ensure that they can extract maximum value from the deal. Our services include finding key strategic buyers, handling negotiations to maintain competitive tension between potential buyers, deal execution and general project management. We also advise on related areas such as takeover offers and obtaining the necessary debt funding.

Our work involves deals both in the UK and abroad, making use of our extensive business relationships and global network of firms. To thrive in this team you will need to be good at understanding financial concepts, alongside a strong set of personal skills such as communication, self-motivation and team building.

Professional Qualifications

As a trainee in our Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) business, you will study the following:

  • CFA (Charted financial analyst institute)

We help you to enhance this learning with our Initial Professional Development programme, through which you can develop the necessary personal, commercial and technical skills. Most of all, you will learn to exercise professional judgement in real situations.