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Blake Morgan LLP

NEW KINGS COURT, TOLLGATE, CHANDLER'S FORD, EASTLEIGH, SO53 3LG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8090 8090
Fax:
Fax 0844 620 3401
DX:
155850 EASTLEIGH 7
Email:
Web:
www.blakemorgan.co.uk

Stephen Archibald

Tel:
Work 023 8085 7052
Email:
Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Specialising in general corporate matters, M&A, AIM and main market fundraisings and floats, as well as public takeovers. Recent deals completed include: £45m disposal of Imprint plc to Premier Group; acting for George Gale and Company Limited on the £92m takeover bid made for it by Fuller, Smith & Turner plc and advising Beale plc on an £8.5m preference share issue and acquisition for £7.5m of 19 department stores.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 1996; senior solicitor Blake Lapthorn 2001; partner 2005.

Education

Hazelwick School, Crawley; Warwick University (LLB Law 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Golf and running.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Blake Morgan LLP has 'an excellent range and depth of team knowledge and good commercial understanding' according to clients. One of the largest teams in the South East, it is equipped to handle the full range of corporate and commercial work and private equity investments. It can also draw on its specialist expertise in areas including franchising, restructurings, acquisition finance and capital markets. It attracts clients ranging from SMEs to AIM and publicly listed companies in diverse sectors such as healthcare, education, technology and retail. James Hawkeswood heads an 'outstanding' team that includes 'outstanding negotiator' Mark Hepworth, who is 'diligent, knowledgeable and professional with great pragmatism'. Stephen Archibald and Simon Treherne are other core team members together with 'experienced and trusted adviser' Gemma Spiceley and Jasmin Eames, who is 'excellent on detail and holding people to account'. Mary Chant  joined Thrings LLP in June 2017.

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