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 the shareholders of cybersecurity company Pentesec, on its sale to PE backed Charterhouse Voice & Data, which completed in January 2021.

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.