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UK Guide 2023
East Midlands Corporate/M&A
Band 4

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Geldards LLP

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. 

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity - East Midlands
Band 4
What the team is known for

Geldards is strong in healthcare and knowledgeable about the motor retail trade, with additional work in the food and drink sector, assisting with regulatory compliance as well as transactional activity. It has substantial experience advising on major capital investments, on behalf of both investors and investees, as part of a healthy private equity offering.

Work Highlights

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  • Geldards acted for EMB Group on the sale of the entire issue share capital of Ascentor Cyber, ACM Certification and Chamber Certification Assessment Services to Amtivo Group and Amtivo Services.

Notable Practitioners

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Peter Seary
Band 3

Peter Seary handles a wide range of corporate transactions on both a domestic and cross-border basis. His practice is particularly focused on the manufacturing and food and drink sectors.

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