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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
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Fax 020 7203 0200
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19 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com
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Michael Lingens

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Work 020 7427 6503
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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Healthcare, private wealth; corporate.

Position

Michael advises on corporate finance and transactional work for public and private companies, including sales, acquisitions and buyouts. He specialises in the healthcare sector and has worked with a number of the UK’s leading care home operators in recent years, including Caring Homes, European Care, CareTech Group and the Minster group of companies. He also handles cross-border and inward investment transactions for substantial companies, private investors and family offices. Michael is chairman of the firm’s international committee which is responsible for international development and co-ordination of the firm’s international offices.


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's team is increasingly active in providing advice to family businesses, entrepreneurs and business owners on the use of AIM fundraising transactions as a means to finance their growth plans. On the regulatory front, it has also been assisting brokers and AIM-listed companies with managing the impact of European regulations, such as the Market Abuse Regulation and MiFID II. The firm generates work from clients across a number of industries, particularly technology, investment trusts, financial services and natural resources. In the healthcare sector, in 2017, Michael Lingens acted for Minster Care Group in the £160m IPO of Impact Healthcare REIT Plc and its admission to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market. Paul Arathoon and Andrew Clarke advised Alpha FX Group Plc on its £30m AIM IPO. Other clients include fastjet Plc, Taptica International, Liberum Capital and WH Ireland. Andrew Collins leads the team, which also includes Victoria Younghusband, Chris Putt, Mark Howard and senior associate Tom Smitham. Clive Hopewell and Adam Carling joined Bird & Bird LLP.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The practice at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is focused particularly on the TMT, healthcare, real estate, financial services, retail and leisure sectors. Highlights included Mark Howard advising IFS AB on the purchase of mpl systems; Andrew Collins acting for Coex Partners on the sale of the company to TP ICAP; and Michael Lingens advising CareTech on its £17m acquisition of Selborne Care. The team also specialises in the private wealth sphere, acting for a number of entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses; Keir Gordon recently advised the co-founders of Triple Red, a supplier of water purification systems, among other items, on the £17m sale of the company to Edstrom UK Holdings, and David Coates assisted privately owned chemicals company Ineos Holdings on its acquisition of Belstaff. Chris Putt leads the team, which also includes Martin Wright, Andrew Clarke, David Hicks and Hamish Perry. Crest Nicholson, Bellway Homes and Zenium Technology Partners are also key clients.

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London: Public sector

Healthcare

Within: Healthcare

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP¬†continues to be a dominant force in the market; the practices's particular expertise in pharmacy law has certainly helped it stand-out in the market and¬†attract key clients in the¬†pharmaceutical sector.¬†¬†Tim Jenkins¬† jointly lead the practise which includes David Reissner¬† and¬†Noel Wardle¬†both of whom¬† have ‚Äėunrivalled‚Äô expertise in pharmacy and healthcare regulatory law. Wardle is currently advising a large online pharmacy company on multiple challenges relating to its online operations in several jurisdictions. Michael Lingens¬†‚Äôs notable expertise in corporate finance and transactional work includes advising the shareholders of Minster and Croftwood Care Groups on the ¬£149m sale and leaseback of 56 elderly residential care homes to Impact Healthcare REIT plc. Jenkins assisted Juno Health Ltd purchase of the entire issued share capital of Ashchem Chemists, a group of 15 pharmacies in North-East England. Jonathan Steele continues to advise BUPA Dental Care and Dentex Healthcare Group on M&A work.

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