Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

M&A has the power to create leaders, transform businesses and disrupt industries. But transformative M&A takes vision, intelligence and commitment to make an impact. We challenge dealmakers to expect more. We see beyond the deal to create sustainable value for shareholders, employees and society.

What we do

Transformative deals start with a bold vision and growth ambition. We help organisations shape their vision and to make it a reality through strategic separations, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions. We create sustainable value at every stage of the deal and go further to access enhanced synergies, drawing on our strength in functional transformation.

How our M&A teams create value for organisations beyond the deal

Vision to Impact M&A

Our Vision to Impact M&A approach is designed to help your organisation realise its purpose and growth ambitions.

M&A focus areas

Our M&A Strategy & Origination team helps leaders to define their strategic objectives and identify M&A pathways that can drive profitable growth, build strength and improve resilience.

Our Transaction Services team supports clients across the deal life cycle, from optimising pre-deal planning and preparation, to advising on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, alliances, separations and divestitures.

Our Performance Improvement team supports corporates and private equity in areas such as cash, liquidity, financing, and debt and treasury support.

Our M&A Tax specialists support companies across the M&A lifecycle – from due diligence to transaction tax structuring and post-merger integration and tax compliance.

Our legal team leverage technology to drive consistency and scale, while meeting your legal needs, across the M&A lifecycle.

Our cyber practice has managed risk on the most complex and technical transactions across industries. We are experts in this field, focusing on transaction success, and empowering our clients to progress securely. We use our industry experience to highlight key issues and navigate blockers in valuations, deal structure, execution efforts, and integration or separation planning. Throughout the diligence process, we can assess the deal, risk surface and provide solutions to risks, and identify and quantify potential advantages.

Whether you are integrating or separating an entity, we can develop a plan to deliver on the anticipated business interactions, securely. This includes running workshops to fully realise transitional risks, and plan accordingly.

More from M&A

M&A Transformers

Episode 1: Insights from Essentra plc’s strategic separation and refocus.

M&A Market Outlook

The latest global and UK M&A trends across different industries.


Gurm Dhillon

UK Leader M&A