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Corporate partner specialising in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital work, acting for both institutional investors and high growth companies. Clients include Business Growth Fund; Imperial Innovations LLP, Nexeon Limited and Veryan Medial. Recently acted for Nexeon on a £30 million institutional fundraise; BGF on an equity investment into a software technology company and for the shareholders of a sports clothing business on the sale of the company to Reebok International Limited.
Trained Fennemores; qualified 2000; partner Manches 2008. Previously a graduate trainee and manager for the John Lewis Partnership.
Shrewsbury School; Middlesex University (1992 Linguistics 2:1); Oxford Brookes University (1997 CPE Distinction); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1998 LPC Commendation).
London: Corporate and commercial
Within: Venture capital
With offices in London, Reading, Oxford and Cambridge, and leveraging the firm’s significant IP and life sciences expertise, Penningtons Manches LLP is well placed to represent technology clients, as well as spin-outs from universities. The ‘pragmatic’ Rob Hayes led the team, which includes the ‘very efficient’ Elizabeth Yell, on Veryan’s £18m Series C funding.
South East: Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Penningtons Manches LLP has a particular focus on the technology, life sciences, media and publishing sectors, advising clients on M&A and on all stages of the equity investment cycle. Will Axtell acted for Bush & Co Rehabilitation on the £28m sale of share capital to NAHL Group, and Rob Hayes advised Veryan Holdings on an £18m fundraising by a syndicate of international investors. Simon Bickerdike heads the corporate practice, which includes technology expert Nicola McConville, who recently joined from Blake Morgan LLP.