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Corporate transactions


Bermans Corporate team has an in-depth understanding of the needs of privately owned businesses, and is able to advise and assist on all aspects of corporate transactions throughout the life cycle of your business.

Working across a number of key sectors, alongside specialists within Bermans from our employment, property, banking, tax and private client teams, we are well equipped to deal with the full range of issues arising from corporate transactions to ensure that your objectives are met.

We advise private companies, SMEs, family businesses, entrepreneurs, management teams, professional partnerships, individual partners, cooperative and community benefit societies, charities and institutional investors on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions including:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Joint Ventures
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Shareholder Reorganisations

Clients we work with

  • SMEs
  • LLPs and partnerships
  • Owner-managed businesses
  • Family businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Management teams
  • Large corporates
  • Private equity funds and Venture Capital investors


  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Private equity
  • VC investments
  • Management break-outs
  • Reorganisations
  • Joint ventures
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Starts ups
  • Employee Ownership Trusts

Other services

  • Ongoing legal health check
  • IP protection and commercialisation

Corporate Deals

Key Contacts


Jon Davage

Jon heads up the Corporate team having joined Bermans as a Corporate Partner in January 2012. Jon had previously worked at SME focused law firms in Manchester since qualification.


Anton Stirrett

Anton Stirrett joined our Liverpool based Corporate team in January 2017 and specialises in all forms of corporate transactions including business acquisitions, MBO’s, MBI’s and corporate re-organisations.


Stephen Jarman

Stephen has over 20 years of experience and his focus is mainly on company formations, mergers and takeovers, disposals and MBO/MBIs, as well as general commercial contracts and advice.


Robin Hastings

Robin joined Bermans in December 2015 and is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate department.

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Catherine Lo

Catherine joined Bermans in August 2016 as a Solicitor in the Corporate team. She trained with Rowe Cohen and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005, initialling specialising in commercial law.


Neil Munford

Neil joined Bermans in January 2016 and has since qualified into the Corporate team. He assists on a range of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, EIS and SEIS fund raising and MBOs.


Holly Bartlett

Holly is a first year trainee solicitor and is currently working in Bermans Property and Corporate departments.


Adam Patel

Adam is a trainee solicitor, currently working in Bermans Asset Finance and Corporate departments, dealing with securities and corporate transactions.

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