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Mergers and Acquisitions

Whether you’re looking to sell or grow your business, or add another to your portfolio, Stephens Scown has the experience and expertise to guide you through the complex transactions in pursuit of success.

In recent years we’ve supported the growth, sale and purchase of owner-managed businesses and SMEs across the South West and further afield, helping them achieve success at local, national and international level.

Excellent networks and in-depth insights for successful mergers and acquisitions

Along the way, we’ve developed an excellent understanding of the marketplace and local networks, as well as key relationships with accountants, banks and corporate finance advisors.

Multidisciplinary talent for any need, however complex

Our expertise and experience extends to real estate, employment, data protection and intellectual property, and we tailor our specialist capabilities to the unique needs of each transaction to bring you the best possible outcomes.

Throughout the complexities of a merger or acquisition, our pragmatic legal experts provide a dependable, efficient and effective service. Our Mergers and Acquisitions team provides expert legal advice on:

  • trade sales
  • management buy-outs
  • employee ownership initiatives
  • legal due diligence
  • deal structures
  • pre-sale re-organisations
  • managing the transaction process.

Why choose Stephens Scown?

Our team is ranked Tier two by Legal 500 (2024) and Band one by The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2024) who praise our “established corporate team with a strong focus on acting for local SMEs and family-owned businesses, while also providing representation to several national companies.”

Our recent experience includes:

  • the sale of Carters Packaging to Macfarlane Group PLC
  • the transition of international recruitment firm Damia Group to employee ownership
  • the sale of Cornish Premier Pasties to Prima Bakeries Ltd
  • the sale of caravan and motorhome dealership Martins of Exeter to Auto-Sleepers
  • the sale of a majority stake in the Cornish engineering consultancy firm Feritech Global Ltd to Addtech Industrial Solutions

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