Corporate/M&A - Scotland
Basic facts about the department:
- 10 partners
- 3 legal directors
- 22 associates
- Office locations ranked: Glasgow Edinburgh, Aberdeen
What the team is known for Handles big-ticket M&A transactions and other significant corporate deals. Developing sector focuses on energy, infrastructure and life sciences.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "Personable and collegiate - it gets the job done with minimal fuss."
Problem solving: "It both leads and remains open minded to options."
What's new? Secured Bridge Energy, Robert Bosch Ventures and Tetra Technologies as new clients.
Work highlights The Aberdeen team advised new US-based client Tetra Technologies on the acquisition of Optima Solutions Holdings.
Acted for the shareholders of the Garden Centre Group on the sale of the entire issued share capital to Terra Firma Capital Partners.
Central belt group head Barry McCaig is "growing in gravitas," according to market commentators. Clients highlight his "strong attention to detail and focus on delivery." He specialises in corporate finance and recently acted for Garden Centre Group shareholders on selling the entire issued share capital to Terra Firma Capital Partners.
Rosalie Chadwick specialises in M&A and listed company work in the oil and gas sector. Clients recommend her "strong technical knowledge in oil and gas," and her "international experience."
A key partner in the Glasgow team, Derek Stroud advises on a wide range of corporate matters. His clients include Strathclyde Pension Funds, and commentators highlight his "innovation and pragmatism."
Alan Diamond advises both public and private companies on a broad range of corporate matters. Recent deals include acting on the USD100 million cross-border joint venture between Blake Oil & Gas and MND Group. Sources say that "he is clearly an expert in his field."
Kevin Devanny advises on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, private equity and corporate reorganisation. His recent experience includes advising BAA on the sale of Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners. Commentators highlight his "diverse skill set."
The "sharp" and "straight talking" Anna Brown is a key partner in the Edinburgh team. She is experienced in capital markets, with a particular specialism in fund-raisings in the life sciences and technology sectors.
Sources describe Jonathan Kirkwood as "dedicated and always available." He specialises in energy and university spin-offs, advising on a comprehensive range of corporate matters.
Significant clients Superior Energy, Strathclyde Pension Fund, Sparrows Offshore, West Coast Capital, Cenkos Securities.