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Creating Success: Merlin has advised on the growth of a number of businesses from start-ups all the way to listing and beyond.

About Merlin Partners LLP

Merlin Partners LLP delivers world-class independent financial advice to entrepreneurs and companies, drawing on over forty years of diverse experience in the financial markets.Merlin understands the importance of close personal relationships, and the key role that these play in helping deals and financial transactions get executed.

Merlin's size ensures that every client and every deal receives the full and detailed attention of the Principals.

Merlin has expertise across a small range of sectors including:

  • Natural resources

  • Energy

  • Clean energy

  • Africa

  • FinTech

  • Cyber Technology

  • Education

  • Agriculture

  • Telecoms

  • MedTech

Merlin's extensive experience in these sectors has enabled it to build strong and enduring relationships with financiers and leaders of industry, both in the UK and abroad, with a particular connection to Africa.

Merlin's extensive transactional experience and international network of relationships enable us to act for the benefit of our clients in a range of corporate finance situations, including:

Strategic corporate finance advice

Merlin provides a unique strategic approach to corporate finance, combining strategic insight, relevant contacts and impressive experience across our sectors. Our track record shows our ability of enabling deals to take place and bringing value to corporates.

Equity and financings for private and public companies

Merlin has successfully completed equity deals, financing and re-financing agreements for private and publically owned companies of all sizes in a range of sectors. Merlin's network of contacts and depth of experience in this area enables us to secure opportunities that might be denied to others.

Takeovers on the London and AIM stock exchanges

Merlin's experience of takeover activity on the main and secondary London stock markets, as well as in many other markets worldwide, especially Africa, make us an ideal partner for companies in the natural resources, clean energy and media and technology markets looking to grow by acquisition, and especially for companies with a particular interest in Africa.

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals

Merlin Partners has considerable experience in handling M&A activity for clients, throughout the lifecycle of a deal. Merlin is well placed to act for individuals, shareholders and business owners looking for profitable and beneficial exits.

Distressed and Secondary Credit Transactions

Merlin is well placed to act on behalf of investors seeking to make acquisitions through the Distressed and Secondary Credit markets.

Refinancing and Recapitalization

Merlin's ability to understand real value has enabled it to come up with complex refinancing and recapitalization solutions.

Fields of Operation

Merlin's extensive experience in these sectors has enabled it to build strong and enduring relationships with financiers and leaders of industry, both in the UK and abroad, with a particular connection to Africa.

Real Estate

Merlin’s Partners have extensive experience in all facets of financing for Real Estate. Our hands on approach ensures that discussions and transactions are handled with efficiency and confidentiality. We can assist with:

  • Sourcing real estate including commercial and residential properties for clients
  • Advising clients on real estate portfolios
  • Assisting clients in disposals of real estate

Natural Resources

Advising and raising capital for oil, gas and mining companies is a principal area of focus for Merlin. Merlin has extensive relationships with a portfolio of international companies in the natural resources sector - our clients have operations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Clean Energy

The market for clean energy, including energy software and infrastructure investment, has been growing for over a decade. Merlin's expertise in this sector stems from the experience and professional background of its principals, who have applied their expertise in advising a number of clean technology companies

Natural Resources

Merlin Partners has first-hand experience in energy businesses and understands their needs and those of energy investors.


Merlin Partners has a thorough understanding and knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of Africa, and especially the way African companies do business and an understanding of investor requirements.

Merlin has significant experience of advising, and raising capital for businesses with assets in Africa, including companies involved in sectors such as natural resources, clean energy, technology and media.