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IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)

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Chesham, Uxbridge

Adam Dowdney

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IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)

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Corporate and Commercial


Adam Dowdney is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial department at IBB which has a very strong reputation in Uxbridge and the surrounding area. Adam specialises in all aspects of corporate finance work, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs, private equity transactions (acting for both management and investment entities), restructurings, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and general company law matters. Adam has worked on a number of large, high-profile and complex transactions across a broad range of business sectors and he won "Lawyer of the Year" at the 2011 Thames Valley & Solent Business Award and is ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500 and Chambers.


• Qualified with Linklaters in September 1995 into the international financial services team; • Joined the Charles Russell corporate team in London 1997; • Joined Clarkslegal in Reading as a Partner in the corporate and commercial team in 2004; • Moved to Pitmans in Reading as a Partner in the corporate team in 2007; • Joined Shoosmiths in Reading as a Partner in the Corporate team in 2012. • Joined IBB Solicitors as a Partner in 2016 Transactional experience: • Advising shareholders of BM Trada Group, the provider of certification and building products testing services, on the sale of the company and it’s subsidiaries to Exova Group Plc for approximately £22 million; • Advising Game Digital, the high street and on-line specialist games retailer, on the acquisition of Multiplay Limited, an event and gaming community focussed company, for circa £20 million; • Advising the shareholders of Softbox Systems Limited, a market-leading manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging systems for the pharmaceutical industry, on the strategic minority investment by US private equity firm Great Point Partners; • Advising The West Berkshire Brewery PLC, the independent brewery based in Yattendon, on its re-registration as a PLC and offer to raise up to £4m million under the EIS; • Working with Prowting Investments Plc, a family-backed private equity firm, on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer Bargate Homes Limited; • Advising the shareholders of Permanent Health Company Limited, a specialist provider of medical and dental insurance for families and businesses, on the sale of the entire issued share capital to AXA; • Working with the shareholders of Orion Clinical Services Limited, a market-leading Clinical Research Organisation, on its merger with Simbec Research Limited; • Advising the shareholders of Intelliflo Limited, a market-leading software provider to the financial services sector, on its buyout backed by HGCapital; • Advising on the acquisition of Homesitters Limited, a market-leading provider of homesitting and petsitting services to clients throughout the UK.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Leading individuals

Adam Dowdney - IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)

Within: Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is well positioned to capture the lion's share of work for SME and owner-managed businesses located in West London and the wider Thames Valley region, and is continuing to attract mandates from larger corporates and multinationals such as Hertz and Cegedim. In an illustration of its growing track record in cross-border deals, Adam Dowdney and Harriett Jones advised Italian drinks dispenser company, Celli, on its acquisition of Brewday. In a highlight demonstrating the firm's entrenched relationships with owner-managed businesses, Dowdney and Jones assisted the shareholders of Resourcing Solutions with the £15m sale of a 70% shareholding to Match Group, and the grant of put and call options over the remaining 30%. The practice also works in close collaboration with with the firm's real estate and construction groups to handle a range of work emanating from the hotel and housing sectors. Other clients include Renault Retail Group.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on acquisition and development finance mandates, with particular emphasis on the construction sector. Recent highlights include advising a property investment group on a £12m refinancing of a shopping centre and retail/residential investment property. Other clients include AIB Group and NatWest. Ross Johnstone heads the practice, which includes corporate finance experts Adam Dowdney and David Clark, and real estate finance specialist Gemma Coles.

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