M&A and Investments

UK corporates and investors are experiencing a period like no other with market turbulence presenting opportunities for fast-moving and ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs.

Our M&A and Investment lawyers provide City-based corporate transaction services, they have the experience needed to:

  • Form effective relationships
  • Identify critical issues and prioritise these in the context of the transaction
  • Project manage complex situations in order to complete transactions on time

Specialist M&A and investment lawyers based in London

The specialist team has developed in-depth understanding of the particular pressures of every stage of the company lifecycle and is able to tailor its service and advice accordingly. We advise from seed and start-up through to growth and maturity.

Our flexibility, our experience and our size means that we act for a wide-range of entities, from entrepreneurs seeking their first investment to major international corporates making significant strategic moves.

The team has developed a strong reputation for providing advice to clients who are implementing growth strategies – often through acquisitions or investments - and we regularly work with clients through growth and onto eventual exit. We believe this is a testament to our focus on personal service and providing advice that is accessible and commercially astute, in other words our clients don’t get vanilla legal services, rather they benefit from straight-talking advice that is right first time and aligned with the strategic imperatives of transactions.

M&A and investment transactions – our recent track record 

Our M&A and investment team’s recent domestic and international track record is available here.

We regularly advise in relation to:

  • M&A for private and public companies
  • Distressed M&A
  • Takeovers
  • Company and business sales
  • MBOs
  • Private equity and venture capital investments

We have experience of both corporate acquisitions and disposals, and for both companies and investors in relation to fundraisings. Our broad approach to client mandates means that we provide a rounded perspective and a team with the necessary acumen and commitment to complete complex transactions under demanding timeframes.

City of London corporate lawyers with international reach

Our location in the City of London and our careful approach to managing our network means that our clients benefit from our ability to make introductions to assist with a very wide-range of corporate situations.

If you are looking to invest in the UK from overseas then Goodman Derrick’s corporate team offers specialist advice to international clients, please see our Cross-border M&A and Investing in the UK page for further details.

We also offer a French language service for Francophone clients who want advice on English law in French, or non French speakers who need to undertake business or personal transactions in French-speaking countries.

For information about our specialist Capital Markets service please visit our team's page here.


For further information please contact any member of the corporate team for a no-obligation conversation about your next step.

Client Testimonials

“I can't speak highly enough of this group – they are a perfect balance of assertive and personable.”

Braden Saunders, Managing Director, Doghouse Distillery

“The Goodman Derrick corporate team have provided insightful and practical legal guidance throughout. Their collaborative mind-set and their dedication to this deal were crucial in getting the acquisition over the line and eventually seeing us listed on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange”

Allan Syms, Chairman, Bould Opportunities

“The Goodman Derrick advantage is that they are good communicators and operate with a personal, no nonsense approach”

Legal 500, M&A

“Commercially minded lawyers that know what they are doing.”

Legal 500, M&A