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Publication: Thinking about… Merger, during Covid-19


All content on this page is correct as of September 4, 2020

If your charity is considering a merger, our joint publication with IVAR could help.

The coronavirus crisis has changed the landscape of the third sector, with many organisations now considering options like merger.

In this joint publication from Bates Wells and IVAR, we draw together the experiences of a wide variety of voluntary organisations and advisers that have contemplated or carried out merger, to highlight different dimensions of the process. Bates Wells’ Lawrence Simanowitz shares insights drawn from years of experience in advising on mergers. The publication includes:

  • Reasons for thinking about merger
  • Stages in the merger process
  • What makes a successful merger?
  • A collaboration spectrum

Click here to access the publication.


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of September 4, 2020.

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