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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Richard Moulton

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Richard is Head of the UK Private Equity team. He has extensive experience of all areas of mergers and acquisitions both public and private. Since joining the firm in May 2003, Richard has advised on over 40 transactions.

Richard's most recent experience includes;

  • advising Tinopolis plc on its £45m acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement by Vitruvian Partners; 
  • acting for Gresham LLP and newco on the £110m acquisition of Betts Global Limited, a manufacturer of toothpaste tubes with operations in 11 jurisdictions (including the US, Brazil, Mexico, China, Indonesia, Russia, Poland, Switzerland and South Africa); 
  • acting for Hutton Collins on the £260m secondary buyout of Healthcare at Home; 
  • acting for management and newco on the £410m secondary buyout of Apollo Group funded by BOSIF; 
  • acting for management in connection with the £100m public to private of SHL Group plc; 
  • the acquisition of Airclaims Ltd - a business operating in nine jurisdictions acting for LDC and newco; acting for H&T Group plc in relation to the exit by Rutland Partners by way of £54m IPO on AIM market; 
  • acting for Hutton Collins in its co-investment in the £155m Electra led secondary buyout of Travelsphere; 
  • acting for Baird Capital Partners Europe on the buyouts of Aston Carter and Paddock Fabrications; 
  • acting for management and newco on the acquisition of IDIS Ltd - a medical distribution business operating principally in the UK, France and Germany.




London: Corporate and commercial

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

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

Commended for its ‚Äėexcellent response times, industry knowledge and strength in depth‚Äô,¬†Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP¬†'s¬†M&A offering is headed by¬†Richard Moulton. Moulton also chairs the firm‚Äôs international private equity group, and is strong for healthcare and TMT matters. The ‚Äėcalm, collected and patient‚Äô¬†Stephen Nash¬†heads the firm‚Äôs public company takeover group, and has been advising Altrad Investment Authority on its successful ¬£330m cash offer for Cape. Nash is also a member of the firm‚Äôs TMT sector group, and acted for Teledyne Technologies on its ¬£620m acquisition of e2v technologies by a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement.¬†Robin Johnson¬†co-chairs the firm‚Äôs cross-border M&A team and is one of the leaders of the firm‚Äôs diversified industrial sector group. Johnson‚Äôs highlights included acting for G4S on the sale of its Peruvian subsidiary company to Prosegur Compania de Seguridad for ¬£11.8m and acting for Fiserv on the acquisition of Dovetail Group. Energy sector transactions are also significant for the practice, with¬†Jason Lovell¬†and senior associate¬†Andy Lord¬†handling CGN Europe‚Äôs acquisition of 14 onshore wind-farms, with an enterprise value in excess of ‚ā¨500m. Other clients of note include Capita, National Grid and Uberior Equity. Alex Hand joined¬†Boeing and Richard Lewis¬†left to head the in-house corporate team at KPMG.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's reputation as a market-leader for midmarket transactions is reflected in its (frequently repeat) work for more than 20 private equity houses, as well as its advice to management teams, shareholders and corporates. It is one of the most active firms in the market for UK mid-cap transactions. In addition, the firm’s far-reaching presence outside of the UK - in the US and further afield internationally - adds another dimension to the practice in cross-border matters. Led by Richard Moulton, the UK team offers extensive coverage of all deal types across 11 sector groups. In a key deal in the aviation and aerospace industry, in 2017, Robin Skelton and newly promoted partner David Milne acted for Baird Capital in the acquisition of CAV Advanced Technologies Limited and CAV Ice Protection Limited.  In another matter, Catherine Eley advised Epiris LLP and the management shareholders of Treetops Nurseries on the sale of the business to Busy Bees.  Other key figures are Louise Finnie and senior associate Alex McCarney, who both recently assisted Spanish gym company Viva with acquiring Portugese gym business Fitness Hut. Mark Beardmore, who has more than 20 years of experience of private equity transactions, acts for clients such as Livingbridge, Bridgepoint Development Capital and CBPE Capital Partners. James Trevis is also recommended.

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