Ortus Group: Bringing Culturally Aligned Firms Together for a Brighter Future

With over 50 merger deals completed within the last 20 years, 2023 continues to be an excellent year for Ortus Group.

How can we help you and your law firm?

Ortus Group helps law firm owners achieve their growth plans by locating firms to buy or merge with and brokering those deals to a conclusion.

The major challenge law firm owners face is being confident they are making a sound investment, and that’s where we can help you. We undertake the research on your behalf. We locate firms that align with your requirements as potential targets. This goes far beyond simply finding law firms that are on the market.

Law firm owners instruct us to deal with the acquisition as, typically, even if their management board has the skills to deal with the process, it often doesn’t have the resources or bandwidth to focus time on the research and investigation phase. Having Ortus Group on board ensures a high-execution strategy is in place to provide the best possible outcome, plus saving considerable time completing the buy-out or merger.

Ortus Group process includes:

  • Exploring clients’ key requirements when researching the market, which in turn allows accurate targeting.
  • Using our research findings to make recommendations to promote our client’s message for maximum attraction.
  • Forming relationships with the target firms to allow for superior quality information exchange, which in turn assists our clients.

Here are some recent success stories:

On 1 October, we were proud to be associated with the successful merger between Nottingham-based Rotheras Solicitors LLP and Leicester-based Bray & Bray Solicitors. The merged firms, now called Rothera Bray LLP, created a 200-strong team with 27 partners.

Discussing the merger, Christina Yardley, CEO at Rotheras Solicitors, said: “Colin is a great person to collaborate with, not only does he have an excellent insight into the market, but he is able to spot opportunities that fit culture and take businesses forward in a purpose-led way.”

Another deal brokered by Ortus Group involved the sale of Hawkins Hatton to Bamboo Law.

Bamboo founder Michael Burne said: “It was a great experience being on the other side of a deal with Colin and his team at Ortus Group, who made sure we were well-informed on what his clients wanted to achieve, and importantly, exactly why. This meant we kept our focus on the right issues through negotiations and our eyes firmly fixed on the prize.”

So, if you want to merge, sell, or buy a law firm, get in touch and let’s discuss your options.

For more information, email colin.white@ortusgroup.com or call 0330 100 5420.