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M&A and Strategic Advisory

The world leader in independent M&A and strategic advice 

We are renowned for our high volume of M&A transactions, which gives us the greatest real-time knowledge of markets and their participants, and established relationships across every type of deal party.

We help our clients to identify the best possible opportunities for acquisitions, disposals or strategic partnerships. We tailor the best strategy and timing in order to achieve the best possible results. 

Tailored processes delivered at an unrivalled scale

We advise on and execute every type of M&A transaction, on either side, as well as bespoke strategic assignments such as joint ventures and partnerships. We design and deliver tailored transaction structures and processes based on our client’s objectives.

Investing time in understanding our client’s needs is fundamental to the way we work, and we always take a long-term view. This is clearly demonstrated by our relationships that span decades, and our significant repeat business. 

The world’s adviser

With teams on-the-ground in over 40 countries around the world, we can assist you wherever you are based and wherever your business takes you.

Our deal roster ranges from among the largest and most high-profile in the world, to strong expertise in the mid-market where transactions are often highly complex. 

The collaboration of our sector specialists, and our strong coverage of both public and private equity mean that we can present the best opportunities to every client in every industry.

No. 2

by number of transactions globally for H1 2021

No. 1

in Europe, consistently for over 15 years

USD 1,100 bn

of M&A deal value in the last 5 years

Complementary financing advisory services maximise success

We add further value to M&A through our parallel Debt Advisory and Equity Advisory services, including optimising financing packages, shareholder negotiations, and executing concurrent disposal and IPO processes to ensure the best value at exit.

Our M&A and Strategic Advisory services 

  • Public mergers and takeovers  
  • Defence preparation and bid defences  
  • Demergers and spin-offs  
  • Business disposals and acquisitions  
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances  
  • Privatisations  
  • Shareholder reorganisation  
  • Fairness opinions, and US Special Committee and fiduciary matters  
  • Corporate governance matters 
  • Dedicated mid-market transaction teams: Arrowpoint Advisory in the UK and Transaction R&Co in France and Brazil.   

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Interested in joining our Global Advisory team? Learn more about our Student and Graduate programmes and our opportunities for experienced professionals