Corporate

Overview

Whether you are buying, selling, starting or investing in a company, the structure of the transaction is central to success at a time of increasing global competitiveness.

Whatever the size or complexity of the transaction, we guide you through all stages of your corporate development, aligning your business strategies and growth ambitions with transactions that minimise risks and maximise returns.

We work with start-ups, high growth companies and large corporations to close their deals quickly, efficiently and on the best possible terms. We also work with private equity investors and venture capitalists to build and realise value on exit.

We’ve won countless awards for our incisive advice and the way we understand the commercial drivers behind every transaction, the regulatory context and the pressures our clients face.

We’re also experts in project management, linking with other professional advisers to seamlessly execute complex deals through all stages of a transaction.

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures and partnering arrangements
  • Management buy-outs and management buy-ins
  • Employee share schemes and enterprise management incentives
  • Business transfers and restructuring
  • Private equity and venture capital investments

Work

  • Acting for healthcare staffing provider Independent Clinical Services in its acquisition of ProClinical Limited, a leading recruitment agency in the pharma and life sciences sector with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore
  • Lead advisers on the acquisition by Neptune 6 of Newport Wafer Fab, a global player in the semiconductor technology sector, from Infineon Technologies AG in a public-private deal backed by HSBC and Welsh Government
  • Acting for Portman Healthcare, the fastest-growing group of private dental practices in the UK, with an end-to-end service for its long-term acquisitive growth strategy
  • Advising FTSE 250 company Capita plc on various high-value and complex corporate transactions with a typical deal value of between £5m to £30m
  • Acted on the sale of marine and energy engineering group Harris Pye Engineering to Dubai-based Joulon, a company backed by global private equity firm KKR
  • Acting on a variety of transactions as part of leading building materials firm Brickability’s ongoing acquisition strategy
  • Advised BikePark Wales, the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park, on an equity investment by BCF Ventures and funding by AIB Bank to facilitate its ambitious growth plans
  • Advising global staffing specialists Your World Recruitment on a variety of corporate transactions and contractual arrangements as part of its acquisitive business growth

 

Steve Berry

Head of Department

+44 (0)7867 987 928
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Beverley Jones

Partner

+44 (0)7976 156 659
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Christian Farrow

Partner

+44 (0)7791 370 679
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James Hardy

Partner

+44 (0)7736 365 466
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Jon Lawley

Partner

+44 (0)7812 086 320
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Paul Lowe

Partner

+44 (0)7831 721 433
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Rachelle Sellek

Partner

+44 (0)7867 987 927
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Simon Wilson

Partner

+44 (0)7795 072 198
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Tessa Laws

Partner

+44 (0)7767 882 759
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Natalie Jones

Senior Associate

+44 (0)7972 465 998
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Tom Saunderson

Associate

+44 (0)7870 867 927
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Adam Williams

Solicitor

+44 (0)7966 182 222
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Chiara Howfield

Solicitor

+44 (0)7973 802 206
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Chris Doherty

Solicitor

+44 (0)7779 430 930
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Elena Visser

Solicitor

+44 (0)7779 430931
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Madeleine Chapman

Solicitor

+44 (0)7973 802 088
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