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Shoosmiths LLP

2 COLMORE SQUARE, 38 COLMORE CIRCUS QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 864000
Fax:
Fax 08700 864001
DX:
701863 BIRMINGHAM-6
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Alastair Peet

Tel:
Work 03700 864163
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Alastair is a partner in Shoosmiths' corporate department, based in our Birmingham office. He regularly advises venture capital investors and investee companies on investments and advises private companies on mid-market mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and compliance issues. He has spoken at SocInvest on LABVs and specialises in advising on public private partnerships, such as local housing companies, and other joint venture vehicles, particularly for public sector agencies, property developers and registered providers. Recent deals on which he has advised include: advising Hallmark Industries and MML Capital on the cross-border disposal of Hallmark’s car-parking solutions business to Italian purchaser FAAC s.p.a. for £23.5m; acting for Octopus Investments on over 50 venture capital trust investments in the past two years; advising Langtree Group on its successful bid to be regeneration partner with advising Iron Mountain and PSA Peugeot-Citroen on numerous acquisitions; advising Derwent Housing Association on a £25m joint venture to develop student accommodation.

Career

Trained Eversheds; qualified 1999; associate Eversheds 2004; partner Shoosmiths 2006 to date.

Education

Manchester Grammar School; University of Birmingham (1996 LLB 2(1)); De Montfort University at the University of Birmingham (1997 Legal Practice Course).

Leisure

Avid follower of Liverpool FC, spending time with young family, hiking.


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Shoosmiths LLP handles a range of deals, many of which involve private equity and venture capital backing. Ben Turner  advised Hotel La Tour on the company’s sale to Dalata Hotel Group, and also advised FX Meiller on its acquisition of Boweld Truck Bodies for £10m. In an illustration of the firm's track record in venture capital deals, Alastair Peet advised MML Capital on a buyout of Property Information Exchange. Peet also advised Aramark on its purchase of Pelican Procurement Services. As far as commercial contracts are concerned, David Jackson continues to advise the Solicitors Regulation Authority on a major business transformation project, including the total replacement of its IT systems. Joe Stephenson  also has expertise in IT outsourcing.

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