Helping businesses and people realise their aims through originating, facilitating and brokering deals for lateral hires, mergers and acquisitions.
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.
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.
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.
Our team has been delivering advice and practical solutions to the UK and European professional services sector for decades.
Founder and Managing Director
T: 0330 100 5420
M: 07702 981 953
Colin has operated within the legal sector since the mid 90’s and was instrumental in developing the UK’s legal specialist office for the world’s largest executive search company.
T: 0330 100 5420
M: 07974 750 123
David has over 20 years’ recruitment, mergers, acquisitions and disposals experience; he has been advising major clients on the strategic recruitment of senior personnel.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.