Muckle LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

North East
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What the team is known for Well-known firm in the region with strong experience in corporate matters. Known for its significant experience in shareholder and M&A matters. Also advises on several private equity mandates and can handle both domestic and international transactions. Able to draw on wider expertise within the firm on related banking, IP and real estate issues arising from transactional activity.

Strengths"Very, professional, progressive, forward-thinking and responsive, with an extensive knowledge and expertise throughout the practice," says an interviewee.

Work highlights Handled the disposal of Hadrian Healthcare Holdings on behalf of its shareholders, selling the business for in excess of £100 million.

Notable practitioners

Adam Rayner
handles a range of transactions, regularly advising on acquisitions and private equity investments.
"He is pragmatic, offering help and additional points in negotiating. He understands clients' strategies and takes them on board, improving the situation very quickly."

Andrew Davison
is head of the corporate department at the firm. His broad corporate practice includes advising on takeovers and IPOs.
"He clearly demonstrated his knowledge and experience and deployed that to the client's advantage."

Anthony Evans
has advised on a series of significant acquisitions of late, as part of a broad transactional practice which also takes in joint ventures and private equity investment.
"He is very pragmatic and can explain complex legal matters to different stakeholders. He also has a great attention to detail."

Hugh Welch
is an experienced M&A practitioner offering transactional advice to major clients. He is the firm's senior partner.

Philip Clare
is noted for his experience handling sophisticated corporate transactions. He advises on a wide range of matters involving corporate clients and private equity firms.

Sarah Forster
is recognised for her experience advising public company clients on significant IPOs.
"She is always accessible, clear and timely in her advice."