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Corporate and M&A


Anne Cruikshank of Peregrine Law was quickly able to understand our business need and deliver prompt and relevant solutions.  It was a pleasure to work with an experienced and knowledgeable professional who got straight to the point and enabled us to initiate our business with confidence that the legal framework was secure.

Mark Merson Founding Partner, Veritum Partners

Highly responsive and very commercial lawyers with a proactive approach.

Cécile Davanne-Mortreux Partner, Almain A.A.R.P.I. Paris, France

The Peregrine team had an attention to detail and a willingness to assist on all aspects of the deal, and they played an integral part in achieving transaction completion.

Nigel Williams Collins Foods Group, Australia

As the transaction ground on, I became increasingly grateful that we had selected Peregrine Law to represent us. I would certainly recommend the service they offered us.

Mark Needham Chairman, Widget Group (now part of CMS Distribution)

Experts in advising on corporate deals including UK and international mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

Peregrine Law’s corporate lawyers have great experience and skills in complex Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).  We have a team of quality lawyers who have worked on large and small, public and private M&A deals all over the world.  They are now purely focused on delivering exceptional legal services to Peregrine’s clients off our modern, client-centric corporate law platform.  You get exceptional value and 24/7 access to our leading, London City trained deal lawyers.

Our M&A expertise includes:

  • Public Takeovers/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Share and asset acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Management buy outs (MBOs) and buy ins (MBIs)
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate advisory
  • Company reorganisations

Peregrine’s recent Mergers & Acquisitions experience includes advising:

  • AIM listed, leading software solutions business Ideagen PLC on 3 UK acquisitions
  • Euronext Brussels’ listed, Econocom Group SE’s investments in Northern Technology Investments Limited and JTRS Ltd
  • ASX listed, Collins Foods Group, a KFC franchisee on aspects of its approx. €12m acquisition of restaurants in Germany and €60m purchase of restaurants in The Netherlands from Yum! Brands
  • Fund manager, Calculus Capital and its EIS fund on a series of UK investments
  • Widget Group, a leading UK wearable technology distributor, with operations in the UK, The Netherlands and Sweden on its sale to Ireland’s CMS Distribution
  • GSN Holdings on the management buy out of leading London office products retailer, Anglo Group
  • a Cayman hedge fund on the disposal of one Hong Kong and two French subsidiary companies
  • a leading UK Oracle technology brand on its sale to a US private equity backed acquirer
  • an Italian company, a former member of the Marconi group, on an acquisition of assets in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Our M&A lawyers who also have experience of acting:

  • as the UK legal advisers on the acquisition of one of the most important and comprehensive collections of Ferrari cars in the world
  • for a leading US oil & gas company on 3 related transactions with a Chinese state owned enterprise involving the disposal of certain oil & gas interests in Australia
  • for BG Group plc on the acquisition and restructure of joint venture interests in a major Indian LNG and port terminal
  • on the acquisition of Israel’s NMI by NYSE listed, Altria Group
  • for an ASX listed corporation on their casino joint ventures and other gaming investments in the UK
  • for a UK FTSE 100 company on an Asian corporate restructure and subsequent sale of one of its Chinese businesses
  • on the acquisition and development of the UK franchise of a global children’s entertainment and education business

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Key Contacts

Johnathan Rees

Corporate & Commercial

+44 (0)7855 752688

+44 (0)20 3858 0800

Ben Walmsley


+44 (0)7776 181350

+44 (0)20 3858 0800