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Addleshaw Goddard

100 BARBIROLLI SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M2 3AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 934 6000
Fax:
Fax 0161 934 6060
DX:
14301 MANCHESTER
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Richard Lee

Tel:
Work 0161 934 6435
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Company and corporate finance.

Position

Partner specialising in advising public and significant private companies and well known for advising on large-scale corporate transactions, including acquisitions/disposals, City Code takeovers, flotations, secondary issues and general listed and related ‘plc’ compliance issues.

Career

Rowe & Maw (including articles) 1981-86; qualified 1984; Addleshaw Sons & Latham (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1986-88; partner 1988 to date. Non-executive chairman Manchester brewer Joseph Holt Group Ltd.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

Sexey’s Grammar School, Blackford; Trinity College, Cambridge (1980 MA).

Leisure

Sport, raising children.


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Addleshaw Goddard captures a significant share of the market for work from AIM50 and AIM100 companies, and also acts for a number of NOMADs. The firm handled five AIM IPOs in 2017, which included Roger Hart in Manchester acting for Sumo Group Plc in its £145m AIM IPO. The firm expanded its presence into the Scottish market by merging with HBJ Gateley in 2017; Glasgow-based Anna Brown led the advice to The City Pub Company Plc on its institutional placing and AIM admission. In addition to IPOs, the firm also has strong capabilities in secondary offerings and reverse takeovers, among other matters.London partner Giles Distin has advised on circa 50 public takeover bids, a sizeable number of which have involved AIM-listed companies. Simon Wood, Richard Lee and Jeremy Cruse are other key figures. Jamie Partridge moved to Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

'A market leader' according to clients, Addleshaw Goddard delivers 'outstanding service' across public M&A, equity capital markets and private equity, as well as corporate real estate deals. Private equity specialist Andrew Green  led advice for Inflexion Private Equity Partners  on its £800m investment in Radius Payments Solutions and Sheelley McGivern  led WBHO on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Byrne Group. Roger Hart represented Zeus Capital on the £130m accelerated bookbuild and private placement fundraising conducted by Boohoo.com and is leading advice for Sumo Group in relation to its proposed IPO on AIM.  Duncan Wilson advised the shareholders of Piriform Group on the sale of the company to Avast Software. Peel Group, Clinigen, Dixons Carphone and The Hut are also clients.  The 'brilliant' Richard Lee,  private equity team head Paul Medlicott  and legal director Jamie Partridge  are also recommended, as are managing associates Jemma Clarke  and George Danczak , and department head Michael Birchall, who specialises in M&A and corporate finance mandates. Adam Kaucher  recently joined Irwin Mitchell.

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