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 deal was acting for BB7, the fire sector specialist, on an investment by BGF and the acquisition of Omega Fire, to create the UK’s leading independent fire and security consultancy.

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.