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Penningtons Manches LLP

APEX PLAZA, FORBURY ROAD, READING, RG1 1AX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0118 982 2640
Fax:
Fax 0118 982 2641
DX:
117883 READING (APEX PLAZA)
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Rob Hayes

Tel:
Work 0118 982 2647
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Corporate partner specialising in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital work. Acting for the shareholders of RMG Technology Limited on the sale of the company to Oxford Instruments pic; acting for the shareholders of Byte Squared Ltd on the sale of the company to Citrix Systems, Inc; acting for Nexeon Limited on a £40m institutional investment; and acting for Prodrive Motorsport Limited on a group restructuring.

Career

Trained Fennemores; qualified 2000; partner Manches 2008. Previously a graduate trainee and department manager for the John Lewis Partnership.

Education

Shrewsbury School; Middlesex University (1992 Linguistics 2:1); Oxford Brookes University (1997 CPE Distinction); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1998 LPC Commendation).


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’s ‘highly competent’ team is headed by Simon Bickerdike on the corporate side. The practice includes David Tighe, who acted for the shareholders of Catermasters in its merger with Host Management; Justin Starling, who advised Westcoast on Amshold Group’s acquisition of Viglen Technology; and Rob Hayes, who acted for Veryan Holdings on its £18m funding round led by Imperial Innovations. The group’s technology expertise was strengthened by the arrival of Will Axtell from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Key figures in the commercial group include Chris Shelley and life sciences expert Kerry Sharp.

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