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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

Simon Gill

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 121 234 0048
Email:
Web:
gateleyplc.com/
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Simon specialises in corporate acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations and corporate finance transactions. He is a member of the private equity team and regularly acts for institutions and management teams on leveraged transactions requiring an equity investment. As a senior lawyer with many years corporate experience, Simon is ideally placed to advise on the full range of issues arising from corporate acquisitions, disposals and mergers. He has a detailed understanding of business realities that comes from working with large retail and trading brands. Recent successes include leading the team advising: Palatine on their investments in Westleigh Developments through a £65m MBO; and on their MBO of TTC; LDC on the £30m acquisition of Prism UK Medical Limited from its Canadian-listed parent; on the management buyout of the PGL group of companies and on the subsequent £100m sale of PGL Group Limited to Holidaybreak plc; Maven Capital Partners on its investments in Prospectsoft, DPP and Flow Communications; the founders of Datingdirect.com throughout their period of ownership and its subsequent sale for £27m to a French-listed company; on the sale of Stuart Turner to LDC and founder Will Chase on the sale of Tyrells Crisps to a private equity purchaser.

Career

Qualified: 1997; partner Gateley 2003 to date.

Member

Lord’s Taverners, former regional chairman and West Midlands Committee member.

Education

BSc (Econ); Masters Business Administration.

Leisure

Simon’s interests include watching rugby, football and cricket. He also plays golf and is a member of Worcester GCC. Simon also enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.


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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