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Gateley Plc

THE BLADE, ABBEY SQUARE, READING, RG1 3BE, ENGLAND
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Work 01189520820
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4014 READING
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www.gateleyplc.com

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc's Reading practice is well placed to advise TMT sector clients on all corporate and commercial law matters, particularly in connection with buy-outs, M&A and private equity transactions.  Practice head Andrew Peddle  handles M&A and fundraising work and Paul de Vince  advises on commercial agreements, with an emphasis on projects involving procurement. The team has also benefited from the arrival of commercial expert Mary-Ann Orr, formally head of corporate and commercial at Blackstone Solicitors Limited in September 2018.

Practice head(s):Andrew Peddle

Other key lawyers:Paul de Vince; Mary-Ann Orr

Key Clients

CACI Limited

Lloyds Development Capital and related group companies

New York Bakery Company Limited

Babble Cloud Holdings Ltd (LDC investee company, formerly called IP Solutions Holdings Limited)

Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Connection Capital

Cohort PLC

Brand Events group

JD Williams

Lindhill

Transglobal Freight

Urban Science

Work highlights

  • Advised on the management buy-out of Martin Audio Limited, backed by Lloyds Development Capital, including acquisition and funding.
  • Advised the buyer, Babble Cloud Holdings on all aspects of the acquistion of Arden Communications Group Limited.
  • Advised on the management buy-out of British Waterways Marinas Limited, the owner and operator of 18 canal marinas around England, from Canal & River Trust the owner post-privatisation of the canal network in England, backed by Lloyds Development Capital and Santander.
  • Assisted Maven on a VCT investment in Lydia Limited by Maven Capital Partners UK LLP and DBW Investments.
Leading individuals

Andrew Peddie - Gateley Plc

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Gateley Plc

The 'pragmatic' and 'knowledgeable' insolvency team at Gateley Plc's Reading office boasts considerable experience across the full-range of transactional and contentious matters, acting for insolvency practitioners, banks, VCs, asset based lenders, other lenders and investors, directors, shareholders, other business stakeholders and intermediaries. The team is headed by the 'personable and approachable' Nicola Kirk who specialises in contentious and non-contentious insolvency, restructuring, turnaround and dispute resolution matters. Kirk recently led a team acting for the joint trustees in the bankruptcy of a former hedge-fund manager. Another highlight includes acting for a client in the professional services sector in the restoration of a limited liability partnership.

Practice head(s):Mark Wilson (national); Nicola Kirk

Testimonials

'Nicola is a good and trusted lawyer with both a very good commercial and personal side to her. A joy to work with.'

'Pragmatic and sensible approach to matters. Understanding our aims and highlighting unforeseen issues.'

'Really strong team, with great experience and industry knowledge'

'Nicola Kirk has that virtually unique quality of being technically brilliant whilst also able to explain points in plain English and with emotional intelligence, which was why we chose to use her for our very complex and sensitive work.'

Key Clients

BDO LLP

GRANT THORNTON UK LLP

QUANTUMA LLP

WILKINS KENNEDY

KRE CORPORATE RECOVERY LLP

RSM RESTRUCTURING ADVISORY

PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS LLP

KPMG LLP

MOORE STEPHENS LLP/BDO LLP

DELOITTE LLP

BIBBY FINANCIAL SERVICES

LEUMI

ABN AMRO

PKF GEOFFREY MARTIN

LEONARD CURTIS

JAMES COWPER KRESTON

SMITH & WILLIAMSON

MHA MACINTYRE HUDSON

Work highlights

  • Acting for the joint trustees in bankruptcy of a former hedge-fund manager.
  • Acted for Wilkins Kennedy in the liquidation of a construction company.
  • Acting for RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP regarding the administration of a construction company.
  • Acted for Quantuma LLP on several administrations including those in the construction and education sector.
  • Acting for the Administrators of two related companies and all ongoing issues relating to the proposed sale of the business.
Leading individuals

Nicola Kirk - Gateley Plc

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