Mark is a private equity partner in the corporate team with 25 years’ experience. He is client partner for some of the largest commercial clients of the firm and leads the Browne Jacobson team on the most challenging private equity transactions (acting for sponsors as well as management teams and with a strong history of advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions).
Mark has acted on:
Various transactions for LDC, including the acquisition of Neilson Active
The acquisition by Pure Gym of Fitness World (based in Denmark)
The acquisitions by Apiary capital of TAG, Connect and Roar
The disposal of Centiq to Software One
The sale of Vets4Pets to Pets At Home
Advised LDC on sale of global IT services provider.
Advised Triangle Fire Systems on £9m BGF investment.
Acting for management on the £10m investment by the Business Growth Fund, and acquisition of CP Bigwood following a £20m investment.
Acting for AIM listed Belvoir Group on various transactions.
"Mark Hughes – an absolute pleasure to work with, really down to earth with an ability to explain / debate legal positions in a clear manner. Unlike many advisors he does not simply flag risks as a means to upsell other services – appreciates that the client often needs to be in a position to take commercial decisions based on probability and potential financial impact."
"He is excellent - clearly talented yet down to earth."