Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals

Acquiring or selling a business is a complex process with tight timescales and deal-breaking barriers at every stage. Our Corporate team has completed hundreds of deals of varying sizes – getting under the skin of each transaction to make sure we achieve the outcome our clients want.

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Rachel Turner

I take pride in every single thing I do – whether I’m lead adviser on a multimillion-pound corporate transaction or putting up wallpaper, I want to be the best. Therefore, when it comes to your corporate matters, I’ll use my skills, experience and commerciality to provide you with the best advice. I’m always looking beyond the obvious, and I never sit on the fence when my clients want guidance. Balancing the law, risk factors and required commercial outcomes, my goal

Cross-sector M&A specialists

When choosing a legal partner to support you in your corporate transaction, there’s no substitute for experience. We have one of the largest and most experienced corporate finance teams across the West Midlands and South West – we’ve acted for businesses in nearly every sector, including healthcare, manufacturing, technology and retail.

Our award-winning. relationship-driven team operates with the backing of a full-service law firm. We guide you through management buyouts, acquisitions and disposals of both private and public companies, as well as getting your business ready for sale. We also specialise in joint ventures and collaboration agreements, management roles on management buy outs, and pensions.

As part of the transaction process, we complete full due diligence for you and can also assist with post-acquisition issues such as resource streamlining and registering intellectual property rights.

Trusted M&A advisers

No matter the transaction, you need a team that understands your business’ past, present and future. Our team of corporate lawyers work closely with you to help you realise your ambitions and help you understand and mitigate against any risks from the outset.

Alongside this, our corporate finance experts work with companies that want to make a partial sale – providing help with restructuring and selling businesses while retaining shareholdings and setting up employee owned trusts.

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We’re consistently one of the top deal makers in the UK

HCR has consistently been ranked as one of the top three most active M&A advisors in the UK and RoI, for the last three years, according to Experian MarketIQ.

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What our clients say about our Corporate team

HCR have supported us on a number of transactions in recent years. Their ability to distil complex matters down to identifying material issues and provide advice and solutions provides the reassurance we need to complete deals. Helen and her colleagues are highly experienced and professional. They know our business and what sector specific issues and risks we face. They are always positive and engaging and are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them on future transactions.

Richard Knipe Head of mergers and acquisitions for Polaris

Savi advised me throughout a merger with another agency. His commercial and legal advice combined with his astute knowledge of people delivered a successful deal that protected the business and the people in it, whilst striking a fair commercial settlement reflecting the true value of the ‘deal’. I really enjoyed working with Savi and I couldn’t recommend Savi highly enjoy.

Merger deal completed leading to testimonial for Corporate Partner

Dr Salandra successfully negotiated a share purchase agreement for me. It was complex due to the other party being antagonistic. He was always available to discuss the issues even out of hours. He concluded the agreement in a timeous matter and in a very professional way. I can highly recommend him for this type of work.

Successful share purchase agreement following Partner’s advice

I would like to thank Delyth, Theresa and everyone involved for the amazing service and going way above and beyond getting this over the line considering the difficulties we were facing. At all times you have acted professionally, promptly, communicated effectively, and in terms that I could understand to enable me to make an informed decision. I will not hesitate to contact you should I require legal services in the future.

Successful sale of company leads to high praise for Corporate Team

HCR are always prepared to go the extra mile to deliver a project on time and to budget. The most unique feature about HCR has to be the people. everyone in the organisation is highly motivated, experienced and has a robust understanding of our needs as a business. HCR has such a breadth of expertise to support in any situation. They are able to bring together the right team to support our needs. We have never found HCR to be wanting in any transaction.

Legal 500 2024 – Corporate and Commercial

I have worked with Inger on investment deals and have found her to be responsive, knowledgeable, good value, trustworthy and a problem solver.

Angel Investor Client – Inger Anson

I found Inger to be comfortably in command of the necessary knowledge, and good to work with. In particular, she was good at explaining which choices we had to make, and was able to guide us through the decision process.

Start-up Founder Testimonial – Inger Anson

Inger is pragmatic in her approach and works hard to simplify and ease the process. She is a pleasure to work with.

Technology Angel Investor – Inger Anson

Inger has provided excellent support and strong advice with clear explanations. Her commercial understanding is second to none and her negotiation skills are of the highest standard.

Cleantech Investment Manager – Inger Anson

Harrison Clark Rickerbys present an incredibly experienced, capable, accessible and dynamic team throughout the corporate support structure.

Legal 500 2024 – Corporate and Commercial

We are so grateful for the exceptional professional service provided during a stressful time for us. Victoria really went above and beyond to meet deadlines and reassure us every step of the way. Thank you so much!


Vicki Fabron Clinical director

My heartfelt thanks to both Theresa and Stuart for their guidance and advice. They are both experts in their fields and it was due to this that the deal went so smoothly.


Hamid Nawaz-Khan Alltrust Holdings Limited

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