private & public listed companies

The regulatory and funding landscape for private and public businesses continues to evolve. We appreciate the need for managers to focus on preserving and developing their business and for funders to support and facilitate growth. We aim to provide a straightforward approach to corporate finance and compliance advice which puts your commercial needs first.

Our experts are business people as well as lawyers; engaging with and understanding your pressures. We provide pragmatic, commercially focused and relevant advice to help protect and grow our clients.

  • our clients – blue chip multi-nationals, Main Market and Alternative Investment Market listed companies, unquoted public limited companies, privately owned organisations, banks and investment houses.
  • our dedicated specialists – based in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham, we have 370 lawyers and 90 partners covering a broad range of corporate finance and commercial specialisms, including lawyers with invaluable in-house experience gained in the equity investment, life sciences, retail and technologies sectors.
  • our experience – we completed over 100 transactions across the UK in 2012 worth over £750m. In the commercial health sector alone we completed deals worth over £100m, including the Bowmark Capital-backed secondary buy-out of CARE Fertility Group by General Healthcare Group, Hesley Group Limited on its refinancing with Barclays Bank, Santander on its provision of funding for Creative Care and Bestport Ventures on its development capital investment in Oracle Care Limited.
  • our specialist legal services - corporate finance, public takeovers, private equity, growth capital, venture capital, corporate governance, commercial contracts and disputes, property, employment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, competition, business and debt recovery, outsourcing and procurement, regulatory, tax, share schemes, data protection, licensing, contentious and non-contentious intellectual property, information technology, construction, heath and safety, pensions.
  • our industry membership - the Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Loan Market Association members, Association of Business Recovery Professionals and Institute of Credit Management, the Association of Pension Lawyers and The Pensions Advisory Service, Confederation of British Industry East Midlands Council, the Bank of England Local Business Panel for Nottingham.

Result: corporate finance; funding; full service legal solutions; compliance

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Gavin Cummings
Partner and Head of Business Services
0115 976 6157
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Declan Cushley
Partner and Head of IP and Commercial Group
0121 237 3991/020 7337 1042
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Matthew Woodford
Partner
0121 237 3965
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Oliver Pritchard
Partner
0115 976 6292/0121 237 3964
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Peter Jones
Partner
0115 976 6180
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Sarah Parkinson
Partner
0115 976 6575

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