Mergers & Acquisitions

When looking to sell or buy a law firm, expertise matters

Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions help on selling a Law Firm Buying a law firm

We have unrivalled experience in helping law firms, and investors, who wish to look at external growth strategies, through merger and acquisition opportunities.

   

Our approach is simple: we look at your specific needs first, whether as a buyer or seller and then prepare a preliminary market insight report identifying key prospects. Unlike other agents we do have strategic buyers who have the experience and financial credibility to carry out a purchase. As a buyer, we have the experience to help you match what you want with potential sellers.

   

We believe that underpinning this is a shared vision for two businesses, based upon what they could build together, rather than alone

   


​The Deal Makers



When looking to sell or buy a law firm expertise matters.

We have specific experience with:

  • SME Law Firms

  • Boutique Practices

  • Corporate and Commercial Law Firm Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Legal Tech businesses 
  • Insurance Law Firms
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

We do not charge unless there is a successful transaction and these are agreed in advance based upon value. We charge a flat percentage fee that is payable on completion with no upfront retainers.


Thinking of Selling Or Buying a Law Firm? Call or Email Us in Utter Confidence

Case Studies

The Deal Makers

Case Studies of a boutique law firm that wants to find a partner to merge and grow the business
Law Firm A

We were retained by a successful 5 partner boutique law firm serving corporate clients and who had been established for over 50 years. They wanted to grow and to find a partner to merge with to ensure growth in other practice areas and to scale up their core areas.


They had previously instructed a well-known corporate advisory practice but who were unable to find a suitable match.


We spent some time with the firm understanding the people, clients and culture and were able to find what they described as a perfect match, bringing together the synergies they had originally identified as being critical for their future. 

Case studies on Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
Law Firm B

We were retained by a 2-partner full-service law firm whose senior partner wanted to retire and where the other partners also wanted to exit but after 2 to 3 years.


We were able to find an excellent regional firm that was prepared to take over the practice and to structure an earn out that worked for all the partners. This allowed a payment on day 1 to the senior partner and a longer earn out plus salaries for the 2 other partners.

We were retained by a top 100 law firm to acquire a niche litigation practice in the North West and after preparing and agreeing a target list we discreetly approached a small number of firms.
Law Firm C

We were retained by a top 100 law firm to acquire a niche litigation practice in the North West and after preparing and agreeing a target list we discreetly approached a small number of firms.


Whilst financial alignment was important to our client, a cultural fit was central to this brief and we were able to find a firm that shared the same values and objectives. We saw this less as an acquisition but more of a small-scale merger allowing the smaller firm to flourish within the larger firm.  

For a  confidential, and utterly discrete discussion, contact 

Jeff Zindani

020 3239 3192 

jeff@acquiraps.co.uk

“A merger based upon a strong business case, if well implemented, should help to build long term sustainable profitability” - Peter Scott, Former Managing Partner of Eversheds