Corporate/M&A - Yorkshire
Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Leeds
What the team is known for Frequently acts for high net worth individuals, management teams and businesses in M&A transactions and buyouts. Diverse mid-market experience in sectors such as manufacturing, media and financial services.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The communication is extremely good - it's the right balance to ensure you are aware of the progress. Additionally, when we hit problems, the advice is very commercial."
"The lawyers take complex issues and distil them into something the general world can understand."
What's new? New client wins include Wensleydale Creamery, Bulmer & Lumb Group, George Walker Transport and Harpers Environmental.
Work highlights Advised the management of Winder Power on its £6 million MBO, backed by Enterprise Ventures.
Acted for the shareholders of JWH Holdings on the sale of its subsidiary Segway to SSI.
Paul King recently joined the firm from Hill Dickinson. He is described by clients as "very diligent, commercial and a good all-rounder who gets straight to the point." He provides the full suite of transactional services to local businesses.
Richard Moran heads the department and has a great deal of experience advising SMEs and shareholders on corporate transactions. According to one client, "Richard balances intellectual firepower with a warm and open personality that makes him a pleasure to work with."
Significant clients Hesco Bastion, Chargill, Anchor Bay Construction Products, Costan, Cedar Court Hotels.