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Birketts LLP

Corporate/M&A

8 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced in acting on acquisitions and disposals for a range of national and international clients, in addition to offering market-recognised expertise in advising early-stage technology companies. Expertise also covers transactions across a wide variety of other sectors including agriculture, transport and energy.

Strengths

One client says: "They produce high-quality work and are responsive to our requirements."

Sources comment: "Our impression of Birketts was of a committed, accurate and schedule-conscious team dedicated to achieving the best outcome and offering value."

A client reports: "The lawyers think outside the box and don't just come to you with a document of terms and conditions - they want to understand the issues at hand and what you want to achieve."

Work highlights

Acted for M7 Real Estate on the acquisition of a retail park portfolio from RDI REIT for £157 million.

Notable practitioners

Adam Jones advises on corporate matters including share sale transactions. He acts on behalf of clients in the automotive industry and family-owned businesses.

Adrian Possener has broad transactional experience and frequently handles significant deals on behalf of public companies.
"Adrian always gives sound, commercial advice in a highly practical way."

Adrian Seagers is head of the firm's corporate services division and is based in the Cambridge office. He has many years' experience in the market, with a specialism in private equity work.

Alexandra Nelson advises clients on a range of corporate transactions including investments and acquisitions. She represents manufacturing and engineering companies, among others.
"She has a good negotiating style and can manage the other side well - it definitely felt like she had our best interests at heart and she got us a good outcome." "Alexandra is a great leader during the pressure of a deal and has a quiet, steely confidence - she's one to have on your side."

James Allen has comprehensive experience in transactional work. He advises on sales and strategic acquisitions for clients in a wide range of sectors.
"James Allen is very good on corporate deals."

Mark Henry is noted for his specialist corporate knowledge in the automotive sector. He has a broad practice that also takes in banking and insolvency-related work.
"Mark is a shrewd practitioner who pays close attention to detail and is also commercially minded."

Nick Burt is recognised for acting on corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals. He has additional expertise in private equity investments.
"Nick is a good working partner who is very diligent and considers all risks but remains commercial."

Nigel Thompson specialises in acting for clients in the IT sector. He handles acquisitions and disposals as part of his corporate transactional practice.
"Nigel has got good attention to detail and picks up on things quickly."

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Overview

Our clients benefit from sound legal advice from a team of corporate finance specialists with a depth and range of experience that allows us to handle a wide range of transactions – in value, complexity and commercial impact.

We advise clients across a range of sectors and at different stages in the business life cycle, from start-up funding to mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs, development funding and refinancing and exits.

Our key aim is to add value to the clients and their transactions which we do by managing the complex processes efficiently and delivering a seamless service, amongst our own team and also with other key advisers involved. Our practical and straightforward approach allows us to deliver a high quality service within agreed budgets and timeframes. We appreciate, and constantly keep in mind, the importance of clarity and communication and the need to be accountable. Our availability and responsiveness are often key to the progress and successful conclusion of transactions.

Corporate/M&A

Birketts LLP

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Location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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East Anglia

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity


Adrian Possener
Band 2
Adrian Seagers
Eminent Practitioners
Alexandra Nelson
Up and Coming
James Allen
Band 2

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