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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Yunus Seedat

Tel:
Work 0207 880 5714
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate finance.

Position

Partner specialising in all areas of corporate finance work with particular expertise in buy-out and venture capital work, acting for institutions, Newco and management teams.

Career

Trained Eversheds; qualified 1994; assistant solicitor Eversheds, Manchester 1994-95; assistant solicitor Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1995-2001; partner 2001.

Education

Ashton on Ribble High School; WR Tuson College; Cardiff University (1991 LLB).

Leisure

Football, travel, reading.


London: Corporate and commercial

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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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Yunus Seedat - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

At Addleshaw Goddard, Yunus Seedat is divisional managing partner for the corporate and commercial department, while Garry Elliott heads the Leeds-based team; both have strength in private equity transactions. The practice is also highly regarded for its expertise acting on high-profile M&A transactions and assisting financial services clients. Recent mandates include advising MKM Building Supplies and the selling shareholders on its £200m sale to Bain Capital Private Equity, assisting the Stadium Group with the sale of four corporate entities which each own a retail park to Epic (No. 2) Limited, and acting for Elysian Capital on its acquisition of Fastflow Group. Other key practitioners include Neil Woodhouse and Mark Hallam, who focus on the financial services sector; Rosanna Bryant, who acts for retail financial services clients; managing associate James Tatro and Leeds office head Tim Wheldon. The department also recently recruited private equity specialist Peter Wood from Pinsent Masons LLP, and Richard Hunt from Squire Patton Boggs.

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