- In relation to M&A lower mid-market: Marriott Harrison is recognised for its “broad practice representing a growing roster of entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses”. Its “sector experience includes media, technology and IT, marketing services and healthcare”. Clients say:“Unbelievably brilliant. They make an effort to understand the business and we had a consistent relationship with the personnel there”. “Very constructive and very sound. They also have complementary expertise in other departments.”“They go out of their way to make things straightforward.”
- Jon Sweet “handles a range of M&A, corporate finance and private equity transactions” and is described by clients as “a dedicated problem solver, capable of taking complex transactions and finding a clear route through.”
- In relation to Private Equity, Venture Capital: the firm’s venture capital practice has a “growing reputation in the venture space, representing a range of equity investors and companies” and is “experienced in the technology sector and acts on behalf of several online retailers.” Clients say it is “a very high-quality firm delivering high-quality advice.” Head of venture capital Andrew Wigfall receives strong endorsement from sources, who praise his “stellar venture practice” and recognise him as “one of the market leaders.” Clients appreciate his “commercial understanding and willingness to make sure we address the points which we’re most focused on.”
- Others ranked as leading individuals are Simon Charles (Capital Markets: AIM – “incredibly good at translating the legal speak into language we can understand” states one client, who adds: “You feel as though you are top of his list of priorities as he is so good at responding and being there when you need him.”, Tony Morris (Media & Entertainment), Mark Lavers (Real Estate – one client comments: “The explanations and guidance he gives are very clear and commercial and the way he is able to steer us on not just legal terms but also what he sees generally in the market is incredibly helpful.” and Tamar Halevy (Litigation).