Consumer & Retail
Buying a business


Stowe Family Law (Stowe), backed by Livingbridge Private Equity, is the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, with a network of over 60 offices and more than 120 specialist family lawyers.

About the deal

Stowe acquired Watson Thomas, a niche family law firm with offices in London, Surrey and Hampshire as part of its acquisition strategy to strengthen its nationwide presence and enhance the firm’s footprint across Southern England.

How we added value

  • Mapped the market and developed a pipeline of acquisition opportunities, originating the Watson Thomas opportunity
  • Advised Stowe on the valuation and structuring of the deal to deliver an optimal solution for all stakeholders
  • Project managed and supported Stowe through the due diligence and legal phases to successful completion
What our clients say

Ken Fowlie, Chairman, Stowe Family Law

Stowe is at the start of its acquisition journey. The team at Springboard are an essential part of our M&A team. They provide great support across the process; helping articulate our M&A strategy, activating our pipeline, including originating this opportunity, and also by providing valuable advice and guidance in relation to our approach to specific opportunities, such as Watson Thomas.