At Pitmans, we recognise that you have many demands on your time and that transactional work can put your business and your employees under immense pressure.

The outstanding project management and experience of our dynamic and active team relieves the strain of your transactions.

Our 24/7 approach provides a fast and responsive service backed by the certainty that comes with competitive pricing.

Pitmans full range of corporate legal services covers M&A, private equity and equity capital markets:

  • MBOs, MBIs, BIMBOs
  • IPOs, AIM listings
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial
  • Company secretarial services
  • Vendor and legal due diligence
  • Equity investment and funding
  • Joint ventures
  • Public company services
  • Partnerships, LLPs and LPs
  • Shareholder agreements, share options & incentivisation
  • Venture capital & fundraising


Our Corporate clients range from corporations, family-owned large private businesses, venture-backed companies to medium-sized enterprises and ambitious entrepreneurs. We also act for management teams, heavyweight private equity houses, business angels and venture capital investors.

  • Bridges Ventures
  • Chrysalis
  • John Charcol
  • finnCap
  • Lab21
  • Panoramic Growth Equity
  • Premier Marinas
  • Red Funnel Ferries
  • Ridgeway
  • Sipsmith
  • Westcoast

Case studies

Advised in connection with the admission to trading on AIM of shares in companies from various jurisdictions, including the US, Japan and Israel

Pitmans acted for long-standing client Sipsmith as it joined forces with Beam Suntory. Pitmans has been the legal advisor of the well-known distillery since it was established in 2009 and has worked with the business throughout its expansion providing corporate, financial and property advice. Download the case study here.

Our partnership with the Ridgeway Group exemplifies our approach and experience – a twenty-year relationship supporting its successful growth and expansion from start-up to exit (via the largest deal in the industry for a decade). Download the case study here.

Pitmans acted on the sale and subsequent re-investment by the shareholders on the management buy out of A World of Buzz Limited, the parent company of World of Books and, the UK’s principal seller of used books, DVDs, CDs and console games. This was a complicated deal involving a private equity backed acquirer, managers’ re-investing, founders reinvesting and debt funding, undertaken in seven weeks.

We advised finnCap in its role as nominated adviser and broker to Eco City Vehicles in connection with the reverse takeover of Tax Computer Systems for an enterprise value of £73 million and an associated placing to raise £45 million.


Added value

  • Technology and systems to support smart working
  • Business audits, health checks and review meetings
  • Board level roundtable sessions
  • E-alerts
  • Networking introductions
  • In-house seminars

GDPR toolkit

Download our GDPR toolkit for access to our GDPR seminar delegate pack and practical tools including a 10 step action guide and a 5×5 risk assessment checklist.

Our guidance aims to get you regulation ready by sharing how we are complying as a business as well as providing legal insights.


Acquisition of data centre, cloud and managed service specialist Esteem Systems.

Acquisition of second Volvo dealership by Waylands Automotive

Investment by Chad Lion-Cachet into Smyle Creative Limited

Sale of The Royal Berkshire Shooting Group to James Purdey and Sons Ltd

Second round of growth capital investment

Legal & General become sole owners of CALA Homes

Sale of majority shares to CANCOM

Raised £70m from new and existing investors

Advised finnCap and Berenberg as joint brokers on a placing of shares in Taptica International Ltd

Launch of new dealer group, Waylands Automotive

Multi-million pound development plan for East Cowes

Panoramic Growth Equity first investment of chemical manufacturers

Sale to Horizon Care and Education Group

Exit of Care UK

Terms and conditions contract

Venture Capital Trust investment

“The level of service has always been exemplary; they are fast to respond, proactive in approach and have a deep understanding of our firm due to a long-standing relationship”

“Pitmans is fantastic value for money and demonstrates a ‘can-do’ attitude”

“Their primary focus is making our lives easy and the process as smooth as possible”

“A very likeable team doing great work at reasonable prices”

Chambers & Partners

“Stephanie Perry, Jasmine Murphy and the whole Pitmans team excelled themselves in the lengthy due diligence process and the RBSG thank them for their forbearance and commitment that went way beyond the call of duty!”

Managing Director and founder of the Royal Berkshire Shooting School