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Shoosmiths LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, 1550 PARKWAY, SOLENT BUSINESS PARK, WHITELEY, WHITELEY, PO15 7AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 863000
Fax:
Fax 08700 866801
DX:
124693 WHITELEY
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Stephen Porter

Tel:
Work 03700 866875
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Stephen is a partner in the corporate group specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Stephen acts for a wide cross-section of clients, including large corporates such as Ageas (UK), Brightside plc, Fitness First, o2 and Stannah, as well as owner-managed businesses and management teams.

Career

Trained The Preston Partnership; qualified 2001; Blake Lapthorn 2001-04; partner Shoosmiths 2006.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Clients value Shoosmiths LLP's 'ability to deliver high quality corporate advice throughout a transaction and its commitment to talking business sense'  and consider the group to be 'first rate.' Group head Stephen Porter, who has a particular focus on the insurance and technology industries, stands out for his 'dynamic personality and extensive experience, which enables him to guide clients through some of the most complex corporate transactions'. Mark Shepherd, who is a key name in the Solent office, is considered 'a genuine star' by one client and Sean Wright, who heads the firm's corporate team in the south, specialises in private equity transactions, where he is assisted by senior associate Tim Moss. In recent work, the team advised AIM-listed Science in Sport on a private placing and open offer to raise £15m of new capital to fund further growth of the business. It also assisted Solent Global Holdings and its shareholders on a complex transaction that involved a demerger, restructuring of the Solent Group and subsequent sale of its oral care business to Ranir, which is part of the US-based Ranir Group.

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