Corporate/M&A - South West
Basic facts about the department
- 15 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth
What the team is known for Noted corporate finance expertise, including its work with AIM-listed clients. Other areas of focus include M&A, corporate governance and restructurings.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're great: very responsive, they put the hours in, and the added value is great."
"They have a very good proactive attitude."
Work highlights Acted for the shareholders of Stovax on the sale of the company to NIBE.
Represented Diana Naturals in the acquisition of a fruit producer headquartered in Ecuador.
The highly experienced Simon Rous handles M&A, joint ventures and shareholding structures. He was the lead partner acting for the shareholders of Stovax in its sale to NIBE.
The excellent Andrew Betteridge assisted Ombu II with its investment in Bluewater Bio. He receives particular praise for the quality of his venture capital work.
David Heard has a "very good reputation" amongst peers. He is noted for his private equity expertise and enjoys a strong track record for his work with clients in the financial services sector.
Chris Dyson focuses on private equity and venture capital matters. He recently advised Notion Capital on a USD5 million investment in Duedil.
Simon Staples is renowned for his M&A work and recently acted for the sellers in Yotta's acquisition of Mayrise Systems.
Significant clients Quba Holdings, Gro Group, Eden Ventures, Wessex Exploration, Dillistone Group.