Tom Saunderson


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Tom is a corporate and commercial associate at Acuity. He is a strong team player who brings a huge level of commitment and energy to all the deals he works on.

Tom has experience of working on a wide range of transactions with a particular focus on the technology and healthcare sectors. Tom's strong technical and project management skills, as well as his commercial approach, make him an extremely important part of the team.

As a keen sports enthusiast, Tom regularly organises and takes part in sporting events with Acuity, whether that be golfing, 5-a-side football or hiking up mountains.


  • Corporate deals and transactions – mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial projects and contracts
  • Advising on the acquisition by Neptune 6 of the shares in Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) from Infineon AG, and the associated commercial and finance arrangements – winner of the Deal of the Year award at the Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards 2018
  • Advising a US-based high-end property developer on the acquisition of the Smallbone of Devizes business out of administration, and the associated commercial and intellectual property arrangements. The Acuity team brought the matter to completion within 72 hours of instruction
  • Advising the shareholders of BikePark Wales on an investment from private equity firm BCF Equity Partners, with support from AIB Bank, helping to fund ambitious growth plans for the site near Merthyr Tydfil. This deal won the Small Business Deal of the Year award at the Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards 2018
  • Advising on the sale of Hamilton Heating Limited, Fraser Simpson Ltd and FSN Doors Ltd to Brickability Group, and the associated commercial and finance arrangements
  • Tom is part of the Acuity team that advises Portman Healthcare in relation to its ‘buy- and build’ dental practice acquisition programme with a focus on high end private and specialist work. Acuity have advised Portman on nearly 50 acquisitions in the past 24 months
  • Acting for ICSG Limited in its acquisition of ProClinical Limited, a life sciences recruitment business with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore, which included coordinating and managing lawyers across multiple jurisdictions
  • Acting for Owens (Road Services) Limited on the acquisition of a rival haulage business in Manchester (BTS Haulage Limited)
  • Advising Innovate Awarding Limited on the acquisition of an assessment software business, which included a thorough legal due diligence exercise, including a review of the IP, customer contracts and IT infrastructure (service and hosting agreements)