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  • ZebraLC is unique in the UK legal sector at a time of fundamental change.

    Providing industry-leading technical due diligence, audit, consulting, and advisory services that deliver invaluable insight into the risk, value and opportunity in legal businesses.

    Renowned for exceptional M&A experience and unrivalled specialist expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence WIP valuation.

    Trusted advisor to law firms, banks, funders, ATE insurers, accountants and private investors looking for advice upon WIP valuation, market knowledge, receivables risks, governance, financial and operational risk management including restructuring and turnaround.

    Significant experience in ‘sector first’ M&A projects acting for Fairpoint Group PLC, Money Plus Group, North Edge Capital, and the Co-Operative Group.

    Our reputation has led us to work alongside international advisors including Deloitte, KPMG, RSM, Eversheds and Dentons as part of a wider advisory team.

    Acquisition International’s M&A Award for Best in UK Legal Sector 2015

    Lloyds Bank National Business Award Finalist 2015

    Corporate Livewire Award 2016

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    What We Do

  • LAW FIRMS

    ZebraLC works with law firms from sole practitioners to Top 50 law firms with significant external investors. Projects may be as simple as reviewing firms’ current WIP management procedures, to carrying out diagnostic reviews and/or WIP valuations for external investment, bank funding, insurance and succession planning. Specialist experience supporting personal injury and clinical negligence firms.

    M&A & LAW FIRM INVESTMENT

    Unrivalled experience in legal sector M&A technical and WIP valuation and due diligence.  Acting for buyers, investors, sellers, funders and accountants.

    BANKS & SPECIALIST FUNDERS

    ZebraLC has advised in ‘new to bank’ facilities, refinance, specialised relationship management and restructuring.

    We have also advised specialist funders entering the personal injury market including US entrants.

    Our reports enable greater visibility and understanding of law firms’ operational risk, governance, technical capability, WIP value and financial performance.

    ACCOUNTING, RESTRUCTURING & BUSINESS ADVISORY

    Our projects lead us to work alongside and also be instructed by other professional advisors within the accounting, restructuring and business advisory sector. Our technical and financial experience enables us to implement/recommend operational enhancements to improve cash flow maximising recoveries and outcomes for investors and creditors.

    SUPPORTING INSURERS

    ZebraLC helps build positive relationships between law firms, PII and ATE insurers by providing independent reports to add ‘comfort and confidence’.

Making sure that we carry out the right level of Due Diligence is massively important to us. Identifying the correct partner to work with can also be a challenge. We have to make sure that the DD advisor understands what we want to achieve and they have to balance our demands with the pressure felt by vendors during the process. When we worked with Zebra myself and my team were massively impressed with many facets of their business. Zebra understood our strategy. They were able to identify where the pressure points of the vendor might be and they also made some very helpful suggestions regarding post completion matters. In addition the report was thorough and crucially delivered on time. The report and our working relationship provided us with the comfort that we needed in order to progress the transaction and to satisfy our private equity sponsors and lenders.

Chris Davis | CEO | Money Plus Group

ZebraLC™ was recommended to Fairpoint PLC as niche experts in WIP and technical due diligence with a unique offering. Assessing the recoverability and cash conversion of the WIP of the acquisition target formed a key part of our overall due diligence programme. Understanding and diligencing complex legal matters across a variety of contingent and non-contingent work-types required a particular blend of legal and financial expertise and this is exactly what ZebraLC brought to the evaluation process. Zoe and her team worked to tight deadlines and operated in a discreet and confidential manner, an absolute imperative for a publicly quoted company such as Fairpoint. We look forward to working with ZebraLC again.

Tim Ritchie | Head of M&A | Fairpoint Group PLC
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