Our corporate team is committed to building strong and friendly long-term relationships with our clients.

We strive to become our clients’ trusted business advisors, with a focus on great client service and industry sector knowledge that is ingrained throughout our team. This enables us to anticipate our clients’ needs and proactively find solutions to help clients achieve their goals.

From entrepreneurs and start-ups to large mid-market deals, we cover a wide array of corporate transactions in terms of both complexity and size. We advise companies, financial institutions and investor clients on UK and international private and public M&A, listings and fundraisings on the Main Market and AIM, as well as on venture capital, private equity and other corporate transactions.

We also advise companies, advisers, boards and senior executives in relation to the full range of corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.

Our ongoing corporate support to clients draws on specialist advice from colleagues across the firm, resulting in a consistent and dedicated multi-disciplinary team-based approach.

A substantial amount of our work has an international component thanks to our commitment to building relationships with independent law firms across the globe. This enables us to offer a seamless service in the jurisdictions relevant to you, and we are adept at working effectively with your existing advisers in those jurisdictions.

Corporate experience

  • Advised TSX-listed Constellation Software and its Volaris, Vela, Jonas, Harris, Perseus and TSS operating groups on numerous UK acquisitions of vertical market software companies.

  • Acted for shareholder of a Main Market listed company to successfully obtain an injunction in relation to a purported disenfranchisement under the company’s articles of association by the board for seeking an EGM to remove two directors and appoint new independent NEDs.

  • Advised finnCap on the initial public offering of Elixirr on AIM and £25m placing. This was the first AIM IPO to occur since the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown began.

  • Advised the main shareholders of the cinema and film distribution group, Curzon, on the sale to USA based, Cohen Media Group.

  • Acted on behalf of a major institutional shareholder of an AIM-listed technology company to secure a board restructuring by negotiation with the board ahead of the AGM.

  • Advised Realty Invest Holding LLP (RIH), a limited liability partnership incorporated in Kazakhstan, on its US$46 million unrecommended takeover of main market listed Chagala Group limited.

  • Advised the shareholders of DueDil, a fintech business, on the sale of their shareholdings to Artesian Solutions, a software company.

  • Advised Digital Moneybox, the mobile savings and investment app, on its £14 million Series B funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited.

  • Advised Trustbridge Global Media, owned by international private equity firm Trustbridge Partners, on its landmark acquisition of the children’s book publisher Walker Books Limited. The complex transaction involved the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Walker Books from two discretionary trusts which held the shares for the benefit of employees and authors, and the acquisition of the remaining shares from over 300 employees and authors who held shares either directly or through the Walker Books’ share incentive plan.

  • Acted for Resolve on a range of issues/creditor settlements arising out of the liquidation of PPS.

Corporate FAQs

Yes. We have a strong team that is recommended by the legal directories for its mergers and acquisitions capability. We can also call in the expertise of several other specialist departments including tax and employment to deal with the legal issues which come up during the sale process.

Yes, with the world so international most of our transactions involve an element of cross border work, whether an overseas buyer or the seller having operations overseas. We have excellent relationships with a range of international law firms with whom we work closely to ensure that your transaction is handled in a “joined up” manner.

Yes. We have a strong team that is recognised for its venture capital capabilities. Our team will include tax and employment lawyers to advise on the range of legal issues which  occur  during the investment process.

Our partners are involved throughout the transaction and each partner is supported by a strong team of associates. This ensures that the work is done by the right lawyer to achieve a cost effective result.

Yes. Our capital markets group has extensive experience of AIM transactions and advise on a broad range of transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, M&A, corporate governance, shareholder engagement and shareholder activism.

“The Fox Williams team is highly competent and is able to cover all of the issues in detail and explain them in relatively simple language for the benefit of those who lack a legal background.”

Chambers UK 2024

"Fox Williams is unique because they have a big pool of specialised departments. The most important factor is that the various teams work extremely well with each other."

Legal 500 2024



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