About Ampersand

Ampersand Legal provides specialist professional merger advice to the 10,000+ law firms in England & Wales.

We advise at every stage of the process, from helping a firm decide on their initial strategy, to researching potential targets, confidentially approaching those targets and then managing the discussions through to successful merger and beyond into the crucial implementation phase.

Having concluded many publicised mergers, including 28 deals in the past 36 months (May 2017 – May 2020), we are confident that we have concluded more successful deals than any other adviser in the legal market – by far.

We are founder members of the Association of Law Firm Merger Advisers (www.alfma.com) which brings together best in class advisers specialising in all the various aspects of the merger process so that clients can be assured they will receive the best advice.

Finally, we act for firms looking to acquire and for those looking to be acquired, so if your firm is considering either of these routes we are well placed to help – please contact us for an initial confidential discussion about your options.

Ampersand Legal Ltd is registered as a Company in England & Wales, number 05374022.

Legal Mergers

A law firm merger is a “bet the farm” deal and needs meticulous planning and execution.

The first element is to keep your plans confidential. If competitors hear they will quickly take advantage of any uncertainty to poach key clients and staff. Using Ampersand Legal negates this possibility because the first approaches we make are always anonymous and all subsequent stages protected by NDA.

A merger is the biggest transaction your firm will ever complete and the biggest risk it will take. By instructing Ampersand Legal you are guaranteeing the best chance of success.