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Addleshaw Goddard

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Graham Cross

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Graham is a corporate partner focusing on private equity, M&A and restructuring transactions, both in the UK and internationally. He has a particular focus on the UK financial services sector. He regularly advises both investors and management teams in connection with all stages of the investment cycle together with portfolio management issues. Within the financial services sector, Graham has managed a variety of large and complex transactions, but with a particular focus on private equity investment in financial services sector businesses, bank deleveraging activities (including advising sellers and buyers on the transfer of substantial commercial and retail loan portfolios) and transactions in the wealth management sector. Graham has also undertaken a variety of transactions involving UK hotel assets involving both outsourced management and owner-operated structures and regularly advises a growing pub chain on its estate. In addition, Graham advises banks, sponsors and borrowers in relation to the equity aspects of debt restructuring and debt-for-equity transactions, as well as having a broad experience of corporate transactions generally, including joint ventures, general company and shareholder matters and transactions involving UK and international private and public companies, banks, investors, management teams and intermediaries. Recent work highlights include advising Synova Capital on a variety of investments, advising Rathbone Brothers on the acquisition of Jupiter’s UK fund management business, its investment in the Vision IFA business and its failed merger with Smith & Williamson, advising Lone Star on the disposal of a number of hotels and advising several UK banks on the sale of significant loan portfolios.


Trainee/assistant Pinsent Curtis 1998-2003; qualified 2000; associate/senior associate DLA Piper 2003-2012; managing associate/partner Addleshaw Goddard March 2012 to present. Current directorships: ACG steering committee.


Association of Corporate Growth (ACG).


Morecambe High School; University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1997 Law); College of Law, Chester (1998 LPC).


Preston North End, cricket, wine, skiing and travel.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

The team at¬†Addleshaw Goddard¬†is ‚Äėvery knowledgeable and pragmatic‚Äô, with ‚Äėa good overall level of service and a wide range of capabilities‚Äô.¬†Andrew Rosling¬†heads the M&A practice as well as the firm‚Äôs retail and consumer group. The firm remains active in the energy space;¬†Angus Rollo¬†handled BP‚Äôs acquisition of a minority stake in Lightsource Renewable Energy Investments for $200m and¬†Guy Winter¬†advised Harmony Energy Storage on a joint venture arrangement with investor Long Harbour.¬†Charles Penney¬†is recommended also recommended alongside the¬†‚Äėinsightful creative and hardworking‚Äô¬†Graham Cross,¬†and¬†Ben Koehne, who¬†¬†is ‚Äėkeen to work alongside clients to ensure that work is delivered most efficiently‚Äô.¬†Andrew Carpenter¬†departed in September 2017 to join¬†DWF, while¬†Tim Field¬†left in November 2017 to join¬†Mishcon de Reya LLP¬†¬†.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

In 2017, Addleshaw Goddard underscored its market-leading reputation for mid-cap private equity transactions by handling a significant number of high-end mandates for some of the most active midmarket private equity houses. A three-partner team including Mike Hinchliffe, Marc Field and William James acted for ECI in its investment in a minority stake in analytics and technology company Media iQ. The firm also undertook a significant amount of work for LDC, such as its buyouts of Chargepoint and Fishawack; the key advisers on these deals were Paul Medlicott, and managing associates George Danczak, Katie Parker and Rabia Burton. The firm also excels in larger transactions (above £500m); Andrew Green and associate Ben Heywood advised Inflexion on its £800m investment in Radius Payments Solutions. It also has a strong profile acting for management teams in similar large deals. Following its merger with Scottish firm HBJ Gateley in 2017, the firm now counts on the experience of David Kirchin Murray Jack, Andrew Ley and Andrew Walker. Yunus Seedat heads up the national team, which was strengthened by the arrival of Peter Wood from Pinsent Masons LLP, and also includes Nathan Pearce and Graham Cross. Andrew Carpenter joined DWF.

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