Ryan is a partner in our corporate team and is based in Manchester. He was noted as a ‘star in the making’ by The Legal 500 in 2021. Ryan advises on all aspects of corporate law but has a particular focus on private equity transactions (acting for investors, investees and management teams) and complex international M&A.
Ryan has extensive experience preparing companies, shareholders and management teams for an exit. He is seen by many of his clients as an extension of their senior management team and is regularly used by his clients as a sounding board for strategic decisions, particularly those relating to incentivising senior employees, M&A, re-organisations and succession planning. He also supports a number of large corporates with their M&A strategy.
Ryan’s practice covers various sectors but some of his notable clients on the private equity side include Palatine Private Equity, Maven Capital Partners and Apiary Capital and on the corporate side include Edit Agency, the CTS Group, Triangle Fire Systems and Access Creative College.
Before becoming a partner, he was shortlisted for “Lawyer of the Year” at the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards 2020, the Made In Manchester Awards 2020 and the JCI Manchester Young Talent Awards 2020. He has also produced some topical thought leadership articles on the pitfalls of vendor due diligence in the context of W&I insurance and how retentions could be unlocked by utilising insurance products.
YHA - two Northern hostel businesses
Advised on YHA acquisition of two Northern hostel businesses.
Advised Apiary Capital on Connect Managed Services and G3 Comms merger.
Apiary Capital with Bertram Nursery Group
Advised on second deal for Apiary Capital with Bertram Nursery Group buyout.
Clydesdale Bank Plc
Advised Clydesdale Bank Plc on MBO of Wigan based company PE Systems.
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