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Oliver Pilkington

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Oliver is a Partner specialising in equity capital markets, M&A and private equity.
He provides general corporate and commercial advice including the establishment of new businesses, fundraisings and joint ventures. He advises on both UK and cross-border transactions.


Senior associate at K&L Gates for 15 years before joining Pitmans in 2015.
Politics degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

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Oliver Pilkington - Pitmans LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Sean Kelly heads the team at Pitmans LLP, which handles a range of transactions, principally in the private company M&A arena but with an increasing weight of expertise in private equity and cross-border transactions. Clients of the practice include Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, Westcoast Group and Bridges Fund Management. IPO and AIM listing expert Oliver Pilkington is recommended for his ‘outstanding service’ and for ‘explaining any issue and decisions to be made very clearly with a recommendation on the option to take’. Pilkington assisted finnCap as nomad and broker to K3 Capital Group in relation to the latter’s IPO and associated £17.8m fundraising, and advised Sipsmith on its partnership with Beam Suntory, from conception and initial fundraising right through to partnership. Stephanie Perry advised Key2 on its £9.5m sale to Horizon Care and Education Group. ‘Commercial, intellectual and driven’ managing partner John Hutchinson continues to be a significant figure in the practice, having previously headed the team. Philip Weaver routinely offers advice to high-tech companies on M&A, fundraising, shareholder issues and commercial agreements. Roger Gregory divides his time between Reading and London and is renowned for US and European mandates, concentrating on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions.

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