• Looking to sell?

    Looking to sell?

    We search the whole market to ensure value for you, your clients and your team.
  • Looking to grow your client base through lateral partner hires?

    Looking to grow your client base through lateral partner hires?

    We connect with the whole market to find the best possible outcomes.
  • Looking to grow by acquisition?

    Looking to grow by acquisition?

    We do the leg work and save you thousands in otherwise lost billable time.

Helping businesses and people realise their aims through originating, facilitating and brokering deals for lateral hires, mergers and acquisitions.

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Helping Businesses Grow

Ortus Group has worked with a range of professional service firms from sole practitioner to ‘Big 4’ and ‘Magic Circle’ in identifying and securing for their businesses, rainmakers, teams, leaders and professionals with rare skill sets. We have also enabled many clients to enter new towns and cities as well as bolster existing offices through applying a professional executive search methodology to the sensitive process of mergers and acquisitions. Our completed projects have brought tens of millions of pounds worth of business to our clients.

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Helping People Grow

We work with partners to originate new opportunities to develop their careers and client bases in new firms. Utilising our nationwide contacts, depth of understanding of your practice area and our work methodology, the experienced team at Ortus Group will help you develop your business proposition and guide you through the process of transition into a new environment. We are much more interested in identifying the best place for you and your clients, not just talking to those who happen to be looking at any given moment.

Are you considering a Lateral Move?

Discover the key considerations in making the best decisions and business planning
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Helping People Retire

Ortus Group has acted on behalf of several independent partnerships to facilitate an orderly exit plan for owners who wish to work toward an orderly retirement, realise the value in their business and tidy up in such a way as to have no ongoing liabilities.  Our directors will work with you to understand the business and take it to market in such a way as we find the best successor; not just the one you happen to know might be looking locally. This ensures best value is achieved for you, your remaining staff are more secure in their ongoing employment and the loyalty of your clients is more likely to remain.

Ortus Group People

Our team has been delivering advice and practical solutions to the UK and European professional services sector for decades.



  • Multiple Acquisitions

    Here at Newell Palmer, acquisitions form an integral part of our growth strategy for 2015 and beyond; we are always on the lookout for firms that will fit in well with our business model. We have a great relationship with Ortus Group; they understand our business principles and core values and as a result they have brokered several of our acquisition deals.

    We are half way through 2015 and with the support of Ortus Group we have recently completed our 35th acquisition in just twelve years. It’s been a great year-to-date and we look forward to strengthening our working relationship with Ortus Group to implement our growth strategy.

    Kevin Homfray
    Financial Director
    Newell Palmer Group
  • Executive Search Project

    Colin was directly responsible for my recent move to Moore Blatch LLP. His knowledge of both the legal market as well as the specific firms he works alongside is exceptional.

    He is to be commended for his respectful and thorough approach for both the firm and the candidates he represents. He is one of the most impressive head-hunters I have had the opportunity to work with.
    Accordingly, I recommend him unreservedly to both individuals and firms.

    Charlotte Rees
    Operations Director
  • Acquisition Search Project

    I employed Colin’s services as a part of the acquisition strategy at DBS Law. He presented me with several excellent opportunities to explore and the first successful acquisition occurred in July 2013.
    He took time to understand our business, is extremely knowledgeable in the legal sector and presented opportunities that clearly fell in-line with the business strategy. He was excellent to work with.

    Rob Bhol
    Chief Executive
  • Practice Sale

    Colin was very thorough in the task he managed for us.
    He had an excellent understanding of our business and our requirements and a reassuring presence throughout the whole process.

    Jane Booker
    Managing Partner
  • Acquisitions and Executive Search Projects

    The team at Ortus Group have a refreshingly collaborative approach to client relationships. The width and breadth of their knowledge of our sector makes them a first point of call on a variety of matters, and their informed and direct advice is much appreciated

    John Edwards
    John Edwards
  • Multiple Acquisition Project

    Colin has worked closely with us on a number of projects and has a clear understanding of our firm’s personality and requirements. Armed with this knowledge, he is a very effective matchmaker and our talks moved quickly and amicably to our mergers.
    We are delighted with the results.

    Thomas Sheppard
    Managing Partner