Law firm mergers and acquisitions service

Armstrong Watson offer a proactive Mergers and Aquistions service specifically for the Legal Sector. Every two months we prepare and circulate a list of firms looking to acquire others, to merge or to be sold. We identify firms that match the criteria set out by those we know are seeking such amalgamations.

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Armstrong Watson will manage the process:

  • We value firms and negotiate terms.
  • We carry out due diligence. We provide law firms with a list of areas that we commonly review and agree with them which areas would be most beneficial to include within our due diligence scope.  We then prepare our report to management, designed to highlight potential risks of the merger.
  • We undertake financial modelling to highlight potential synergies, cost savings and most importantly how the profit share and capital accounts might look.
  • We advise on any tax implications of the proposed merger and how to minimise any tax exposure.
  • We provide a detailed merger checklist that identifies all of the tasks that commonly need to be completed to enact a merger, and also the risks and other factors that firms should be aware of. The checklist allows us to allocate merger tasks, set deadlines for their completion and ensure that they are completed as planned.

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Contact our Legal Sector Partner, Andy Poole, on 07828 857830 or to discuss how we can help you.

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What is it?

A proactive mergers and acquisitions service

Who is it for?

All law firms of all sizes in all locations

What are the benefits for your firm?

  1. You will be able to achieve your strategic objectives
  2. You will achieve the right result at the right value
  3. You will decrease your risk
  4. You will achieve compliance and confidentiality

What do I have to do?

Dependant on individual circumstances

What are the deliverables?

Discovery meeting. Delivery of selected services as set out above. Meetings with clients and their merging party.

What is the cost?

Bespoke fee options agreed at the outset.

How long will it take?

Dependant on individual circumstances

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Your Key Contacts

Andy Poole

Corporate Finance Partner - Legal Sector

07828 857830

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