Corporate/M&A - East Anglia
Basic facts about the department
- 13 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich
What the team is known for Strong regional footprint with experience acting for international companies, regional powerhouses and SMEs in the full spectrum of transactional matters. Enviable client roster includes household names from a range of sectors including technology, food and banking.
Work highlights Advised Aeroflex on the USD18.7 million sale of Aeroflex Services, an equipment testing subsidiary, to Trescal.
Represented Used Car Sites in a joint venture with The AA that produced the fourth largest online car sales resource in the UK.
Advised the management team on the investment and buyout of Euromedica Executive Search.
Ipswich-based James Austin heads the firm's corporate and commercial department. His commercial and transactional practice wins strong praise from market observers.
Adrian Possener leads the Norwich company commercial team. His broad practice encompasses M&A, IPOs, buyouts and joint ventures. He recently advised the shareholders of Bernard Matthews in connection with an investment by Rutland Partners.
James Allen focuses his practice on corporate finance, banking and insolvency. His clients include SGJ Limited, for which he recently acted on a demerger under Section 110 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
Chelmsford-based Nick Burnett is singled out by impressed market sources for his pragmatism. His practice is largely focused on the representation of family-owned businesses.
Sources describe Mark Henry as very hard-working and conscientious. He recently acted for Notcutts on the sale of a garden centre to Scotsdales.
Adrian Seagers heads the Cambridge corporate and commercial group and offers clients a strong transactional practice. Recent highlights include advising Kirton Healthcare on an MBO.
Nigel Thompson is based in the Chelmsford office and focuses his practice on transactional matters, often handling matters with an IP dimension. He recently acted for IP-owning company Autotech and its shareholder in its buyout by the management team.
Adam Jones recently advised the shareholders of Lavenham Leisure in connection with the sale of the company to Fred Perry. He handles a broad range of corporate matters including M&A, private equity and corporate finance.
Quentin Golder focuses on corporate finance and transactional matters, often with respect to the technology sector. Sources describe him as very commercial.
Richard Payne's practice includes M&A, MBOs and private equity matters, and he recently represented VCars in its joint venture with The AA.
Greg Allan is a highly rated associate whose corporate practice includes MBOs and M&A.
Senior associate Nathan Muskett heads the firm's Norwich-based family business team. His clients can be found in the IT, insurance and publishing industries, among others.
Significant clients Bernard Matthews, Amlin, Acteon Group, BOCM Pauls, Greene King.