South and Wales Mergers and Acquisitions

Relationships and local market knowledge underpin insightful advice

South and Wales Mergers and Acquisitions

The South & Wales M&A team comprises over 20 professionals specialising in M&A who work with clients throughout the region from offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Reading. We have expertise in transacting and providing corporate finance advice across all industries. We work with a wide range of clients on acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs and management buy-ins, debt and equity fund raisings, long-term business planning and strategic projects.

What we offer

We are experts in transactions. Our clients range from owner managers and management teams through to personal, corporate and private equity shareholders.

Sell side

Working with shareholders or owner-mangers of private companies looking to sell a business, our experts will advise you on every step of the process from preparation through to execution.

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Buy side

To achieve your strategic growth objectives, our team can work with you across the deal lifecycle from target identification and selection through to deal completion.

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Management advisory

Our experts provide management teams with independent advice through the complexities of a transaction through to a successful completion, such as MBOs.

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Raising capital

For companies looking to raise capital, we can provide assistance with sourcing and securing the most appropriate financing package for your business.

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Strategic support

Working with boards and management teams, we provide situational advice across a range of scenarios.

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Relationships are the heart of what we do

Strong relationships, combined with deep local market knowledge and connections, are the cornerstones of the team’s capabilities to support clients and assess the right opportunities for them.

Our clients include public and private companies, shareholders, management teams, owner-managers, entrepreneurs and private equity houses and we support them on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, from deal origination through to execution. Our team is renowned for unlocking and maximising shareholder value.


Increasingly, we are working on client mandates for business planning and situational strategic advice, including succession planning, management incentivising plans, solving shareholder disputes, and assisting with improvement strategies for stressed or loss-making businesses.

Our work is based on building long-term relationships, irrespective of whether a transaction is planned. We are proud to have helped several clients navigate through this recent period of uncertainty and we’re committed to and look forward to meeting and working with many more businesses in the future.

Meet the team

From our offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Reading, we work with businesses across the South of England and Wales. Some members of the team have specialisms aligned to a sector, which leads to involvement in national and international engagements as well, such as within Consumer, Food & Beverage, TMT, Healthcare, Building Products & Construction amongst others. To find your local contact or explore our teams, please click on your nearest office.

For general enquiries or for more information, connect with Gary Lapping.

Our lead partners

Martyn Gregory

South & Wales M&A Lead Partner

Phil Lane

Head of Consumer Business M&A