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Helen Mead

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Helen is a partner in our Guildford office and has more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer.

Specialising in share and asset acquisitions and disposals, mergers, corporate structures / restructuring, joint ventures, investments, private equity and management buy-ins and buy-outs, she is highly skilled in corporate structures and transactions.

Helen offers expert advice to entrepreneurs, owner managers, corporate businesses and those looking to invest in or start a new business. Clients are drawn from many industry sectors, and she has particular experience in the travel, aviation, retail, insurance and IT / technology sectors.

Helen has been nominated as Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards several times (winning in 2010) and other awards. She led the team led the team working on the transaction that won the Insider Dealmakers Deal of the Year (£10m+) 2020 (Chandlers).

Recent highlights include:

Advising the shareholders of Chandlers Building Supplies on its merger with Parkers creating a builders merchant with combined revenues of £180 million.

Acting for Global Risk Partners on its acquisition of the Birrell Group.

Advising on the MBO of the largest independent wholesale butcher and poulterer in the South East.