Alex Canham

Partner, Corporate

0118 989 9717

Alex advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including, share sales and purchases, corporate restructurings, company option schemes and shareholders’ agreements. Alex has extensive experience advising clients in the financial services sector.

Alex is responsible for the firm’s international offering and is a member of the IR Group. Alex was named member of the year in 2019 by his fellow members in the network.

An active sportsman, Alex can regularly be found playing for his local Sunday league team, watching his beloved Manchester City or on the golf course. Alex is also a keen traveler who uses time away from the office to explore the U.S.A and Europe. 

Alex is listed as a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500.

Alex Canham is very knowledgeable – he also has a good appreciation of what is the minimum standard and what represents potentially less commercially needed aspects."

 Legal 500

Recent Experience

Financial Services M&A
IR Global Member
International Projects
  • Financial advisory business acquisition for £3,500,000.
  • The sale of an owner-managed IFA practice for £2,750,000.
  • London-based IFA practice on a series of 4 acquisitions, each with a deal value of circa £2,500,000.
  • Advising the sellers of an owner-managed regional IFA on its sale of shares for a mix of cash and equity in the acquirer’s business.
  • The sale of shares of an IFA business to a mid-market acquirer for a mix of cash and equity, with an ongoing role for the seller.
  • The acquisition of an award-winning discretionary fund manager.
  • Acquisition of a financial advisory business for £5,600,000.
  • Supporting a regional wealth management practice with in excess of 10 acquisitions having a combined deal value of more than £35,000,000.
  • Advising multiple business as part of a phase 1 and phase 2 acquisition strategy by a private-equity back consolidator, with each deal in excess of £4,000,000.
  • Advising on the sale of an award-winning discretionary fund manager for a consideration in excess of £18,000,000.
  • UK intellectual property advice for international organisations on the protection of their portfolio.
  • English legal advice on implications of international joint venture and supply contracts.

M&A Services 

Alex Canham is our lead member of IR Global for the firm and has been since we joined in 2015. He was named as the 2019 ‘Member of the Year’ as voted for by all the fellow members. 

Alex will regularly attend events across the world as part of IR Globals international events, with their annual conferance and two ‘on the road’ events split between the Americas and Asia Pacific. Alex has attended events in San Diego, Washington, Zurich, Amsterdam, Lisbon and many more over the last few years.

IR Global members represent the world’s leading legal, accountancy and financial advisers. Each firm subjected to a stringent vetting process upon joining, in which we analyse reputation, rankings and feedback from peers. Each member is recommended exclusively by jurisdiction and practice area expertise.

Alex’s IR Global Profile:

  • Advised on the acquisition of a majority stake in an international customs clearance business from a Hong Kong private equity fund looking to enter the UK market.
  • Advising a UK –based company on the sale of its shares to an Australian sportswear retailer in exchange for equity securities, subject to escrow terms. Further advising on the pre-listing proposals.

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