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Charles Russell Speechlys

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

A leading player in lower mid-market transactions on behalf of a broad client base including entrepreneurs and family businesses. Regularly works with companies in the healthcare, sports and technology sectors, with notable expertise in corporate transactions in the fintech sector. Well placed to handle cross-border transactions, calling upon an extensive network of offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Strengths

Clients report: "They're responsive, solutions-driven and understand what we're trying to do."

Another attests: "They provide reasonable and commercial advice and have facilitated progress for us rather than presenting problems."

Work highlights

Represented Content + Cloud with respect to its acquisition of Sol-Tec.

Notable practitioners

Mark Howard co-heads the firm's technology, media and telecommunications group, and specialises in representing clients in that space in their transactional activity. He is adept at handling M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance matters.
"He has a good balance of technical know-how and commercial acumen, which is invaluable."

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Overview

The Corporate team is known for high quality M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Private Equity work in the lower and mid-markets with prevalence in the Healthcare, TMT and Financial Services sectors, as well as in Private Wealth and Retail & Leisure (including Sport).
 
The transactions that the team supports span a wide variety of focus sectors and client types including PE backed businesses, listed and privately owned businesses. The firm’s focus on Private Wealth means that the M&A team is in prime position to advise entrepreneurial management and founder teams, as well as family businesses, on their business and personal needs. This is particularly relevant for exit strategies, where the team can support clients with their wealth planning both before and after an exit. Alongside this focus on Private Wealth and entrepreneurs (which was developed through its sponsorship of the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table programmes), the firm continues to act for major corporates and institutions.
 
The group continues its sponsorship of the London Stock Exchange's ELITE programme, an international business support and capital-raising programme for private growth companies, supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders. Sponsorships have also included the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table supplement and awards, which celebrates the best of British entrepreneurship, bringing together the founders and directors of the UK’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.

Corporate/M&A

Charles Russell Speechlys

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Location

6 New Street Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 3LX

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Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market


Mark Howard
Band 4