Gateley Plc‘s Reading practice is well placed to advise TMT sector clients on all corporate and commercial law matters, particularly in connection with buyouts, M&A and private equity transactions, says The Legal 500.
Practice head Andrew Peddle handles M&A and fundraising work and Paul de Vince advises on commercial agreements, with an emphasis on projects involving procurement. The team has also benefited from the arrival of commercial expert Mary-Ann Orr, formally head of corporate and commercial at Blackstone Solicitors in September 2018.
Practice head(s): Andrew Peddle
Other key lawyers: Paul de Vince; Mary-Ann Orr
CACI; Lloyds Development Capital and related group companies; New York Bakery Company; Babble Cloud Holdings (LDC investee company, formerly called IP Solutions Holdings); Maven Capital Partners UK LLP; Connection Capital; Cohort PLC; Brand Events group; JD Williams; Lindhill; Transglobal Freight; Urban Science
- Advised on the management buyout of Martin Audio, backed by Lloyds Development Capital, including acquisition and funding.
- Advised the buyer, Babble Cloud Holdings on all aspects of the acquistion of Arden Communications Group.
- Advised on the management buyout of British Waterways Marinas, the owner and operator of 18 canal marinas around England, from Canal & River Trust the owner post-privatisation of the canal network in England, backed by Lloyds Development Capital and Santander.
- Assisted Maven on a VCT investment in Lydia by Maven Capital Partners UK LLP and DBW Investments.