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I specialise in private company M&A. I have a sector focus on recruitment and technology, and I am one of the Recommended Lawyers for sub £50m deals in Legal 500 UK.
I have been a lawyer for 30 years and a corporate partner for over 20 years. I love doing deals and that gets me out of bed in the morning (although my wife would say it’s the Peloton bike). I not only advise on deals but have managed to match many buyers and investors with target companies.
I focus on the battles worth winning rather than point scoring and am happy to use my experience of over 300 deals to help clients get the best commercial outcome.
I know the recruitment sector particularly well and am on one side or the other of many of the M&A deals in that space.
I am very familiar with the PE landscape as I act both on the buy side for firms such as Nickleby Capital and the sell side for shareholders selling to PE houses.
Outside of law, my main claim to fame is that I’m a 5th dan black belt at karate. I normally only reveal that at the trickiest parts of negotiations……
The ‘strong, bright, very experienced’ Ian Brent ‘fights his clients’ corner well’ and is ‘very knowledgeable’, particularly in the recruitment sector.