Special situation mergers and acquisitions

Our Special Situations Group combines mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and restructuring specialists to offer dynamic support to businesses and help stakeholders reach optimal solutions in periods of significant change or financial distress.

The partner-led team provides transaction support to both sell-side and buy-side teams for corporates, lenders, and other financial stakeholders across the UK and globally. 

For more information, contact Jason Stone

We can provide:


Options Ready

A shortform snapshot of refinancing, potential sale, and restructuring options to identify the optimal next steps for clients and other key stakeholders. A more detailed strategic options review involves cashflow forecasts and alternative structure analysis to seek valuable exit options during stressed or distressed transactions. Get in touch to discuss ‘plan B’ preparations, changes in operational direction or for help navigating the business landscape.

Accelerated M&A (AMA)

Management of rapid and controlled transactions when our clients are facing business critical deadlines. A sale strategy is tailored to maximise value based on time available, usually driven by the parameters of existing borrowing facilities or creditor pressure. Typically, this is achieved within two to 12 weeks. Transactions usually involve the sale of shares, businesses and assets, debt refinancing or a sale via an insolvency mechanism.

Carve outs and non-core disposal

Identifying non-core operations and strategically analysing exit options to release funds for the seller. Our approach focuses on navigating the sales process towards a value-maximising solution against specific challenges and constraints. Carve-outs are complex and multifaceted; we help sellers explore trade, private equity, and private equity-backed trade options. Approach our team to streamline operations, generate cash or change strategy.

Accelerated funding

Enabling fast raising of capital in time pressured environments to ease cash-flow and provide optimal solutions for special situation funders. Our experts manage the entire process so you can focus on running your businesses. If you have short-term cash flow issues, it’s time to contact us.

Transaction support

Providing oversight, an independent view and advice to both buyers and sellers of stressed assets. We can help if recent attempts to refinance have failed and a successful restructuring looks in doubt. Each situation requires a bespoke and structured approach, which can include:
- advising on insolvency processes; and
- monitoring processes performed by other parties.

Our sector experience includes

Branded consumer products, Business services, Financial services, Healthcare Heavy industrial products, High-tech manufacturing, Leisure and hospitality, Media, Retail, Software, Residential and commercial construction, Telecoms.

On the ground experience 

Our team has international on the ground experience, including: 

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Jason Stone
Jason Stone
Partner, Head of Special Situations
Jason Stone
Jason Stone
Partner, Head of Special Situations