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Birketts LLP

Corporate/M&A

7 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Birketts LLP

Corporate/M&A

7 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded regional firm with a deep bench of lawyers handling the full spectrum of corporate and private equity matters. 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. Continued involvement in cross-border transactions involving Europe and the USA.

Strengths

One client describes Birketts as a "premier firm" and reports being "extremely impressed" by the lawyers' "high level of expertise."

Another client says: "They were reliable, transparent, responsive and flexible."

A source adds: "They're very experienced and commercially aware with a good number of specialists."

Work highlights

Acted for UltraSoc Technology on its equity fund-raising from eCapital, Seraphim and existing investors.

Notable practitioners

Adam Jones advises on corporate matters including share sale transactions. He is well regarded for his strong practice acting on behalf of clients in the automotive industry and for family-owned businesses.

Adrian Possener has broad transactional experience, with notable work advising public companies on significant deals.
"Adrian is a standout partner."

Adrian Seagers is head of the firm's corporate department and specialises in private equity work.
"He is commercially aware, astute and highly experienced."

James Allen has comprehensive experience in transactional work. He advises on sales and strategic acquisitions for clients in a wide range of sectors.
"He presents information in a way that I am able to make decisions while not getting caught up in unnecessary detail." "He's a problem solver, incredibly bright and really good at negotiating."

Mark Henry 's practice includes handling banking and insolvency matters. He is noted for his specialist corporate knowledge in the automotive sector.
"Mark is commercially-orientated and creative." "When you're working with him there's no slack - he does what needs to be done."

Nick Burt is recognised for acting on corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals. He has additional expertise in private equity investments.
"He has been very attentive and responsive. He has a good understanding of our business, our requirements and what our priorities are."

Highly experienced practitioner Nigel Thompson specialises in acting for clients in the IT sector on corporate transactions. His work includes advising on acquisitions and disposals.

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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 Department

Birketts LLP

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Department location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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Ranked Lawyers

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East Anglia

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


Adam Jones
Band 3
Adrian Possener
Band 2
Adrian Seagers
Band 1
James Allen
Band 2
Mark Henry
Band 2
Nick Burt
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