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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Karen Hendy

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6051
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/karen-hendy
RPC

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate. Karen's practice spans international and domestic transactions and advisory work. She has expertise in private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets/securities/listed companies work. She advises a wide range of clients, often listed companies and their subsidiaries, and has particular experience in the retail sector.

Recent experience includes advising FSE listed Dialog Semiconductor on its "off market" share buyback programme, and acting for Sports Direct International on the sale of its rights to the iconic sportswear brand Dunlop and related wholesale and licensing business for $137.5m, and the acquisitions of House of Fraser, Evans Cycles, Game Digital and Jack Wills.

Clients describe Karen as 'very professional though also highly personable'.

Career

Allen & Overy LLP 1998-2007; qualified 2000; secondment to major investment bank 2004-05; RPC 2007; partner 2010; Head of Corporate 2017; The Lawyer HOT 100 Dealmaker 2018.

Education

Wyedean School; Durham University (1997 LLB Hons); College of Law, London (1998 LPC distinction).

Leisure

Sport (particularly running and hiking), socialising, travel.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Within: Leading individuals

Karen Hendy - RPC

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

RPC's corporate team  primarily acts across three key sectors: retail, insurance and technology. In the insurance sector, the firm has seen notable growth in private equity-driven deals, and the growth of the corporate practice has mirrored that of the private equity practice. With four offices across Asia and the UK, the London team closely collaborates on domestic mandates with the Bristol team, as well as working in conjunction with the Hong Kong and Singapore offices, particularly in technology sector M&A. In addition, the firm offers a dedicated due diligence team focusing on corporate transactions. Corporate head Karen Hendy has expertise in private M&A, joint ventures and listed company work, in addition to handling complex restructurings.

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