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Gateley Plc

ONE ELEVEN, EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 234 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 234 0001
DX:
13033 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Paul Cliff

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 121 234 0180
Email:
Web:
gateleyplc.com/
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Paul is the head of Gateley’s national capital markets team and specialises in mergers and acquisitions in the private and public company arena, capital markets work and public company advisory work. Paul has many years’ experience of working at the very highest levels of industry and commerce. He is acknowledged for his down-to-earth, pragmatic advice no matter how complex the transaction. Recent transactions include: acting on the IPOs of Franchise Brands plc, Autins Group plc and Verditek plc, as well as leading the legal team on the IPOs of Gateley (Holdings) plc; acting on the reverse takeover of Metro Rod by Franchise Brands plc, the takeover of Waterman Group plc by CTI and the sale of Adviser Plus and Akcros Chemicals to private equity acquirers.

Career

Trained Edge and Ellison (formerly Hammonds and now Squire Sanders); qualified 1988. Partner Hammonds 1996-2002; Midlands head of corporate 2000-02; partner Gateley 2003 to date.

Languages

French.

Member

Legal Experts Group of the Quoted Companies Alliance.

Education

Spondon School, Derby; Lancaster University (1982-85 LLB Hons law); College of Law, Chester (1986).

Leisure

Paul enjoys running (regularly takes part in half marathons and other long-distance runs), golf, cricket, swimming, football, theatre.


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Gateley Plc¬†provides ‚Äėan exemplary level of overall service‚Äô is ‚Äėvery efficient and timely in its communications ‚Äď the advice clients receive is well-thought out and appropriate, explaining¬†things in language clients can understand‚Äô. The firm handles a range of commercial contracts matters and management buy-outs space, alongside some expertise in AIM capital markets. Paul Cliff¬† and Tom Rush, a June 2017 partner promotion, advised Franchise Brands on its reverse takeover of Metro Rod, which necessitated a re-admission of the company on AIM. Elsewhere in capital markets, the two also advised Stockdale Securities as Nomad to the ¬£16.9m AIM IPO of Verditek, which owns several cleantech businesses. Chris Reed ¬†‚Äėworks hard, keeping things rolling and most importantly getting the best deal for clients in the long term‚Äô - his work includes significant buy-side MBO deals; Tom Durrant¬†advised Inflexion Private Equity on the management buyout of PCMS Group, which provides point of sale software to retailers including Waitrose. Simon Gill¬†advised Palatine Private Equity on an investment in TTC Group. Mike Ward¬†advised My Policy Limited on the company‚Äôs sale in a management buy-out backed by Inflexion Private Equity. Simon Pigden¬†is a key contact for outsourcing contracts, many of which concerning technology. Other clients include Gymshark. Kirstin Roberts¬†has moved to Freeths LLP.

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