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Browne Jacobson appoints new partner in Birmingham corporate practice

26 February 2013

Kevin JonesBrowne Jacobson has appointed Kevin Jones as a partner in its Birmingham corporate practice.

Previously a partner at Wragge & Co, Kevin has over 20 years experience in corporate finance with a particular specialism in the life sciences & technology, financial services, healthcare, real estate and investment funds sectors. His impressive track record includes advising Eurotunnel on the companys first UK acquisition and the £1bn acquisition of Thomas Cook by TUI. Kevins appointment follows on from the recent arrival of former DLA Piper corporate finance associate, Mike Jackson, who joined the team back in December.The appointment also brings the total number of partners at the firms Birmingham office to 26, a 31% year on year rise. The overall headcount at its Victoria Square offices has also seen double digit growth over the last twelve months which now totals 125.

In 2012 the team advised on over 100 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £750 million, across a wide range of business sectors. In the West Midlands the team acted, on amongst other deals, LDCs investment in Angel Springs Limited - the largest independent water cooler service provider in the UK.

Gavin Cummings, Head of Business Services, commented:

"Kevins appointment, along with Mike Jackson, reflects our strong commitment to growing our presence in Birmingham and our confidence in the regions economy. Kevin possesses excellent relationships and standing across the regions business community and key specialist sectors. Combined with our established corporate presence and client base, his arrival will undoubtedly add further strength in depth to our offering in Birmingham. We feel there are still great opportunities for those firms focussed on the region and who are prepared to invest."

Kevin Jones, added:

"I am excited to be joining Browne Jacobson and a fresh challenge. The firms strong corporate presence offers a great opportunity to develop my existing areas of focus and contribute to the firms long term strategy for growth."

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