Legal Practices

Building the team for Corporate Transaction Excellence

When a client decides to sell their business or considers an acquisition strategy, they will often seek professional advice from their trusted legal counsel.  The success of their plans will rest upon the team of complementary experts that can be brought together to assist your client.

Will your client choose an M&A firm independently and will the advisers they select have the resources and experience to find the right buyer? Will their service be partner-led and deliver the knowledge and experience to negotiate and navigate the transaction successfully to completion? Will the M&A firm selected focus on transaction advice only or seek to offer tax and financial and legal due diligence services?

Alaris Partner Programme

First and foremost, we understand the importance of long-term client relationships.  When we are introduced to a valued client, we know the importance of demonstrating the professionalism of our approach and excellence of our service.  In addition, we focus on getting the basics right – clear communication, regular written project updates and taking time to explain aspects of the transaction as the deal progresses.  We also have the experience to make you aware of, as early as possible, transaction issues arising.

We take a collaborative approach to transactions, achieving success relies upon this.  We enjoy building long term, trusted relationships with firms that share our values.

Benefits of Working with Alaris

Alaris is a specialist in company sales with an extensive track record of successful transactions in the UK SME market (business with annual sales revenues of between £2 and £20 million).  Our work is wholly complementary with the expertise of a legal practice – there are no conflicts for example (unlike the larger accounting groups) we do not offer tax or financial or legal due diligence services.

Alaris provides discreet M&A services, principally to UK SMEs.  We also regularly carry out work for overseas groups looking to invest in the UK. 

Alaris is an independent, entrepreneurial business.  The team is led by experienced, professional advisers and all client projects are partner-led.

Our uniquely close ties with Cavendish ( and the member firms of an International M&A Group allows us to seamlessly bring together internationally based M&A resources and specialist sector knowledge for the benefit of your clients. We have developed an extended international reach, which is reflected in the diversity of buyers we can bring into client transactions.

In addition to our core lead-advisory M&A advisory services, Alaris can also provide complementary pre-transaction planning and valuation services (for both UK company sales and acquisitions).

Also, we strongly believe in regularly referring corporate transaction work to partners at law firms with whom we have built a relationship and who we know and trust to deliver a hands-on, commercial and first rate service.

Promoting our Partnership

To promote our partnership we will work with you to build awareness within your client base about how together we can help to prepare businesses for sale and execute exit strategies.   We can participate in or manage seminars for your clients, provide engaging content for your website and other marketing communications channels and meet face-to-face with clients to understand their businesses and explain the sale process and best ways to ensure a successful result. 

Why partner with Alaris?

  • We are company sale specialists, with a Director-led, highly tailored approach (Directors)
  • Members of the Alaris team have advised on transactions with an aggregate value of £800 million (Transactions)
  • We offer an independent, discreet, pure advisory service that ensures you keep your client relationship in its trusted state throughout
  • Our pre-transaction planning and company valuation products will assist your clients’ shareholders in establishing goals and planning for the transaction process
  • We have a track record of success and a proven ability to source purchasers, create a competitive environment and maximise terms
  • We have unique access to Cavendish Corporate Finance, whose teams offer specialist knowledge of both sectors and active purchasers
  • For clients involved in cross-border M&A transactions, we offer access to international M&A networks

Professional referrers value our partnership arrangements.  When we provide M&A services to your clients you can be assured that we guarantee complete confidentiality and integrity.

If you’d like to find out more about Partner Programme, please contact us.