Ian Brent is a partner in the corporate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in private company transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments and fundraisings.

Ian’s clients span many sectors but he has a particular focus on the tech and recruitment sectors. He acts for entrepreneurs and SMEs and many of his deals involve private equity, either acting for them or selling to them. In his 28 years as a lawyer, Ian has acted on over 280 M&A transactions.

His most recent deals were the sale of Irish software supplier CareWorks to UK software firm Advanced and the sale of Stoke based project manager Prosurv to the US project management consultancy Cumming, both of which completed in November 2019

He is a recommended M&A lawyer in Legal 500 2017, which says “The strong, bright, very experienced Ian Brent fights his clients’ corner well and is very knowledgeable, particularly in the recruitment sector”.

He qualified in 1994 and joined Fladgate in 2013.