Non-US transatlantic merger shocker

How’s this for novelty value: the latest transatlantic merger doesn’t feature a US firm.

Stringer Saul has decided to give up going it alone and instead buy in to one of Canada’s largest firms, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. For the UK firm the deal is an admission that, if it wants to continue grabbing a slice of the ever-buoyant AIM market, it needs to bulk up.

And as Stringer’s managing partner Norman Ziman puts it: “We hope it will help us gain credibility when it comes to recruitment. For a small firm it’s never easy, but we hope the merger will change this for us.”

Stringer Saul is about to take an extra floor at its Hanover Square offices. If you ever fancied working for a UK-Canadian firm, now might be the time to apply.