Thomas Colmer > PwC LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Thomas is a Partner in the Corporate M&A practice.


Thomas advises clients on drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal terms of deals.  With over 2 decades of experience, he focus on corporate transactional work, particularly: domestic & international buy & sell side disposals, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) of shares, businesses & assets; legal due diligence, including vendor DD, coordinating specialists across disciplines & territories; joint ventures & complex shareholders’ governance, including in a fundraising, family, disputes or succession context; investments, including private equity, growth equity, venture capital & strategic partnerships; fundraises from late seed, Series A, B, C & beyond to exit, including convertible loan notes & secondary sell downs; management advisory & incentivisation plans, including hurdle & growth shares; carve outs, structuring & reorganisations, including returns of capital, share exchanges, business transfers, demergers & corporate simplification; and market entry & business formation.

Thomas has worked in a large global law firm, mid market firm, in house as General Counsel & Head of M&A leading a multi disciplinary team in industry for a private equity backed global corporate and since 2016 within PwC’s multi disciplinary practice (including +3,700 lawyers in nearly 100 countries).  Over this time, Thomas has advised a broad range of clients and almost all sectors and size of transaction, project managing complex and international deals across the globe with an appreciation of local sensitivities even when there is no nexus to the UK.  Thomas leads our Private Business Legal Corporate team and advises a broad range of clients particularly owner-managed businesses, founders, corporate groups & financial investors often entrepreneurial ones growing fast, particularly where innovation or technology are involved, always with a focus on maximising value & managing risk.
Thomas is recommended in Legal500 and PwC’s UK Legal M&A team he leads is consistently Top Tier ranked for M&A deals up to £50m: ‘Strong knowledge, great experience, engaged and interested.’ ‘Personal interest in success, keen understanding of our business priorities.’ “’Thomas Colmer gives very practical advice – he’s transparent, responsive and has great attention to detail’”

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London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

The corporate team at PwC LLP represents clients across 12 specialist sectors, which include financial services, tech, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. A more recent focus for the department has been in the energy sector, specifically in relation to oil and gas. Group head Thomas Colmer has over 20 years’ experience working on the full range of transactions, and is supported by Oliver Williams. The team advises clients on international and domestic M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures and pre and post deal structuring.