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Scale and pace of law firm M&A “will increase this year”

Scale and pace of law firm M&A “will increase this year”

Legal Futures -  February 2024

There is a “higher level of confidence” among law firm buyers and “clear signs that the scale and pace” of M&A will increase in 2024, a report has found.

Leader Piece from the Editor in Chief

Leader Piece from the Editor in Chief

Law Society Gazette - January 2024

Jeff Zindani gives his insights on market trends and the future of IPOS.

Private equity in the legal sector: the approaching wave

Private equity in the legal sector: the approaching wave

Solicitors Journal -  December 2023

Jeff Zindani discusses the rise of private equity in the legal sector and his predictions for 2024

Private equity a 'potential bonanza' for corporate firms

Private equity a 'potential bonanza' for corporate firms

Law Society Gazette -  July 2023

Dozens of lawyers at listed fi rm DWF are set to net over £1m each if a private equity buyout goesahead, according to reports. Sector analysts, meanwhile, believe the sale could spark further PEinterest in the legal sector, amid relatively poor stockmarket performance.

Exiting, Selling a law firm

Exiting  

Law Society Managing Success -  July 2023

Jeff Zindani discusses how to ensure the successful sale of a legal business, the
questions to first ask yourself, and ways to ensure both the best price and a lasting
legacy for your hard work
Powering Growth A strategic approach to making acquisitions

Powering Growth A strategic approach to making acquisitions

Legal Futures -  June 2023

After a slowdown at the end of last year, 2023 continues to see a considerable appetite for M&A amongst lawfirms, not least magic circle firm Allen & Overy which has just with Shearman & Sterling in one of the biggest transatlantic legal deals ever seen.
An end to the M&A boom

An end to the M&A boom

 Legal Futures - Jan 2023

Last year saw a steady stream of law firm mergers and acquisitions but, in 2023, with economic storm cloudsgathering, the M&A landscape is likely to change considerably.
Is this the end of law firm IPOs

Is this the end of law firm IPOs

CityAM - Jan 2023

British law firms have traditionally stayed away from public markets. Yet following a series of IPOs over the past eight years, there are now six UK law firms listed on the stock exchange.
Niche is king Why boutique law firms are merger target number one

Niche is king Why boutique law firms are merger target number one

Legal Futures - Dec 2022

As I travel or Zoom across the UK, talking to law firm managing partners about their growth plans, top of their acquisition wish list are boutique law firms.
Law firm consolidation Do or die

Law firm consolidation Do or die  

Legal Futures August - 2022

Evidence shows that the majority of law firms got through the pandemic relatively unscathed, with many thriving during Covid.
But looking ahead, storm clouds are gathering. The Bank of England is predicting the UK will go into recession this year and, whilst there will be firms that are well equipped to handle a downturn, some are far less optimistic.
Law firm mergers What are the ingredients for success

Law firm mergers What are the ingredients for success

Legal Futures - July 2022

There have been some big mergers in recent weeks: Weightmans and RadcliffesLeBrasseur completed their combination, growing their presence in London and Leeds. The merged firm will have 225 partners and a total headcount of over 1,400.
Law firm Mergers the cultural iceberg below the surface

Law firm Mergers the cultural iceberg below the surface

The Global Legal Post - May 2022

If people buy off people, then it’s the individuals mergers bring together that will ultimately make them a success or failure, writes Jeff Zindani
Law firms eye M&A as route to private equity or listing

Law firms eye M&A as route to private equity or listing 

Legal Futures - Jan 2022

Nearly half of law firms are considering mergers and acquisitions, with a surprising number looking to grow in a bid to attract private equity investment or to go public, according to new research
Mishcon de Reya to list - and more firms are set to follow

Mishcon de Reya to list - and more firms are set to follow

Legal Futures Sept 2021

Partners at London law firm Mishcon de Reya have voted to press ahead with a premium listing on the LondonStock Exchange, with experts predicting more to follow.