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North West Corporate/M&A
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Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity - North West
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded firm known for its significant international presence and capacity to advise on major corporate transactions. Handles a range of multi-jurisdictional matters for clients, including listed companies, private equity houses and international investors. Provides in-depth advice on MBOs, share disposals and equity capital market matters.

Strengths

One impressed client notes: "I think they are one of the top corporate law firms in the world, always fielding a partner-level team on all deals big and small. Because of the size of the organisation they are able to have a deep bench of specialists with a real breadth of expertise. You get the global resources of a large firm with the personal touch of a single practitioner."

One source notes: "They are a firm committed to first-class service and client satisfaction."

Work highlights

Acted for the shareholders and two funds managed by Livingbridge on the sale of the Mobysoft group.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Watkins has longstanding experience acting for major companies and private equity houses on a variety of transactions, including M&A and MBOs.
"Jonathan is great. He is down to earth, commercial, personable, approachable and knowledgeable." "He is great to work with - a sharp commercial mind that helps cut through the legal quagmires of deal-making."

James Kerrigan is head of the Manchester corporate team. He advises on a wide range of transactions, including MBOs, corporate finance matters and reorganisations, with notable expertise in the private equity sphere.
"He is vastly experienced, calm, knowledgeable and flexible."

Yunus Maka advises institutional and individual clients on a broad spectrum of M&A and private equity matters. He has notable experience handling cross-border transactions.

Andrew Phillips is a well-known practitioner with particular expertise in private equity work. He assists a range of clients with private company M&A and investment matters.

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

Jonathan Watkins
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Jonathan Watkins
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James E Kerrigan
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James E Kerrigan
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Andrew Phillips
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Andrew Phillips
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Yunus Maka
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Yunus Maka
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