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Corporate Deals

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About our expertise

We have a team of over 70 corporate lawyers who have extensive experience of advising businesses ranging from entrepreneurs, SMEs, financial institutions to FTSE 100.

Our team of expert lawyers, operating from 13 major UK locations, provide advice and guidance on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, fundraising, private equity, equity capital markets, due diligence, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, reorganisations and demergers, corporate structures and governance.

Recent corporate deals

Corporate transactions are by their very nature complex and often stressful, having the right legal advice is crucial. Our role is not only to provide you with expert legal advice but to also minimise the disruption to you and your business.

Here are some of our most recent transactions:

We were proud to have advised long standing client A-SAFE GROUP, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of industrial polymer safety barrier systems, on its minority investment by IK Partners.

Freeths advises Checkmate Fire on sale to IK Partners

We advised Checkmate Fire and its shareholders on its sale to IK Partners. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Established in 1989 and headquartered in Leeds, Checkmate Fire is one of the UK’s largest passive fire protection specialists, supplying a comprehensive range of third-party accredited services across the healthcare, education, government, social housing and commercial sectors.

Freeths advises on sale of Fig Power

We advised the shareholders, including growth capital investor BGF, of Fig Power on its sale to FTSE 250 investment company The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG).

Freeths advises Akula Living on partnering with BGF

We advised King’s Award-winning marine-grade outdoor furniture manufacturer, Akula Living on its partnership with BGF. Founded in 2009 by Tim Appleton, Akula supplies hospitality and cruise operators across the globe – such as Royal Caribbean, Four Seasons, Holland America, Marriott and Hilton with offices in the UK, Hong Kong, Dubai and the US.

Meet our team

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Karl Jansen

National Managing Partner

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Jonathan Hambleton

Milton Keynes Office Managing Partner


  • KS

    We are extremely grateful for the consistently outstanding support given by Freeths to Tarmac. The team's dedication and professionalism has enable...

    Katie Smart, UK Head of Legal,


  • ME

    Thanks again for your immense help, we couldn’t have done it without you personally and the contribution of the wider Freeths team.

    Martin Entwistle

    Carlsberg UK

  • In addition to being knowledgeable, their response times are exceptional, as is the way in which they apply their advice and knowledge to the busin...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • The team are very responsive and pragmatic in working with us to deliver a tailored service. The team are able to call in different departments, bu...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Freeths’ corporate team has real in-depth expertise and delivers an exceptional service in a cost-effective way. They have a sharp focus on identif...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Very knowledgeable team, always look for solutions, and have dealt with numerous complex matters over the years. Very reliable.

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Freeths handles complicated matters in a no-nonsense and impressive manner. The team distils complex matters and issues into digestible chunks to m...

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • With each transaction, Freeths have been able to quickly get to grips with complex matters and provide useful and commercial advice.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • In addition to extremely good underlying legal knowledge, Freeths' ability to apply that knowledge to our benefit has been extremely valuable. Free...

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • All members of the teams we have dealt with have had an excellent grasp and understanding of our requirements, together with the required skill set...

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

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