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, marketing 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 29 years as a lawyer, Ian has acted on almost 300 M&A transactions.

His most recent deal was acting for private investment firm Nickleby Capital on its investment into virtual healthcare provider Medefer, which completed in August 2020.

He is a recommended M&A lawyer in Legal 500, 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.