From start-ups to publicly listed companies, from UK family-run enterprises and family offices to international cross-border conglomerates, Howard Kennedy’s M&A team has over many years helped clients achieve their growth ambitions through transactional expansions.
We advise on the terms and structure of sales and purchases and actively contribute to the negotiation process. We also offer advice on the strategic aspects of growth and exit planning – options other than simple M&A, private equity and joint ventures.
Our work has a considerable international aspect. Clients from around the world, including the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, have turned to us for counsel on their UK and international transactional matters. We are also the UK member for the Meritas and Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) alliances, giving clients access to leading international advice around the globe.
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"Overall, it's fantastic. They are very professional and very thorough and have a good sense of humour. What I really like about it is that the partner is always there for me." "They're very responsive, pragmatic and commercial." "They are commercially minded, good value and very good people to work with."
Chambers UK 2016
"I can phone or e-mail him and within minutes he gets back to me, regardless of the time, day or night." Other clients add that he "was totally committed to improving our position as far as possible."
Chambers UK 2016
"Howard Kennedy M&A team, led by Michael Harris, has particular expertise in restaurant, hotel and leisure transactions."
Legal 500 UK 2014
24 October 2014