Geldards LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

East Midlands
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Private Equity – headed up by Debra Martin, the team leverages off its significant experience in private equity transactions, as well as the departments continuing role for the British Business Bank and advising several investee companies on investments from business angels and institutional investors.
International - The team has continued to provide advice to its clients on a range of issues including UK legal advice on international acquisitions and disposals, internal restructurings and re-financings, corporate governance matters and M&A strategy. A key highlight was providing UK legal advice to Van Oord on its acquisition of MPI’s offshore wind turbine business (including specialist construction and maintenance vessels).
Motor Retail – The team continues to grow in the Motor Retail Sector having advised Pendragon plc on a number of disposals during the year. The team have also acted for other motor retailers including Burrows Motor Company and Drive Motor Retail in their acquisitions and disposals and continue to be the lead legal adviser in the East Midlands in the sector.
Healthcare – the department continues to advise clients in the public and private sector on healthcare transactions, including advising legacy client BioCity on a corporate restructure this year.
Food and drink – Geldards has many clients in the food and drink sectors and deals with mergers and acquisitions, crisis management, regulatory compliance and disputes. 


Automobiles & Parts


Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing



Financial Services


Health Care


Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate


Software & Computer Services