'Our whole strategy is to pursue acquisitions' – Knights plots three law firm takeovers after IPO

CEO David Beech on going public, disrupting the market and the firm's plans to take on hundreds of new lawyers

Knights is planning to make three law firm acquisitions in the next two years after its listing on the AIM market, as the firm looks to ramp up its expansion plans after seeing revenues rise to £35m for 2017-18.

The firm is set to concentrate on national expansion, driven by funds raised from its planned initial public offering (IPO) later this month, which are expected to exceed £100m. Knights will also use the proceeds from the IPO to pay down the majority of its debt, with the remaining warchest used for law firm acquisitions.

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