Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team specialises in providing financial advice on change-of-control transactions in and around the listed company arena.

Our roles include (i) advising UK-listed clients on a retained basis to support their strategic growth ambitions and in takeover situations (hostile or recommended), (ii) advising overseas corporates on investment opportunities in the UK, and (iii) advising private equity firms on carve-out or take-private transactions.

  • Our broad corporate client base provides deep insight into UK plc boardrooms and their decision-making processes.
  • Our equity distribution platform elicits valuable, company-specific intelligence on shareholder views in the context of M&A transactions.
  • Our focus on public markets means that we are natively fluent in the regulatory language that these transactions are conducted in. The M&A team includes a former secondee to the Takeover Panel, providing first-hand experience of the primary regulator of UK takeover transactions.

The combination of these capabilities in the UK mid-market is unique to Peel Hunt and means that we deliver a full-service M&A solution to our clients, enabling them to make robust strategic and tactical decisions based on high quality information and analysis, and to have complete confidence in successful transaction execution.

Highlights for Mergers & Acquisitions

No. of Deals (Last 12 Months)
Aggregate size of deals (Last 12 months)

Press articles

Private investors: their participation is of primary importance

European private equity yet to spend €270bn worth of capital

City of London dealmaking set to rebound as ‘dry powder’ fuels wave of takeovers, bankers say

Discounts are not always bargains: How to spot marked down investment trusts that could pay off - and avoid those that may keep sinking

Property market chaos puts pressure on Wall Street buyout king Blackstone

Private equity has €270bn to spend, says Peel Hunt

Deal makers hoping for a revival in the summer as analysts warn the London Stock Exchange is set for a dire start to the year

MARKET REPORT: Merger mania pushes Footsie to two-year high with drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline leading the charge

Contact us

Michael Nicholson

Head of M&A – Investment Banking