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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Robin Skelton

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Robin is a partner in our Company Commercial practice group and Head of Corporate for our Leeds, UK office.

Robin specialises in M&A and private equity transactions with particular emphasis on strategic M&A transactions and institutional/management buy-outs.

Robin is a member of the Food and Drink Sector and the Healthcare Sector.

Examples of Robin's recent experience includes:

  • acting for Elysian Capital on the buyout of Volvox Group
  • acting for Raisio UK on its £82M acquisition of the Big Bear Group plc
  • acting for the shareholders of a UK based laboratory testing business on its disposal sale to a US based acquirer
  • acting for a patented pharmaceutical monitored dosage and telehealthcare business on shareholder and corporate governance matters
  • acting for Inflexion Private Equity on its £180M disposal of Viking Moorings and
  • acting for the sellers on their £75M disposal of Allied Glass to Barclays Private Equity.

Robin is a recommended individual in the most recent Legal 500 Directory and a regular commentator on M&A and Private Equity.




London: Corporate and commercial

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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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Robin Skelton - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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

Robin Skelton and Peter McCormack lead Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s corporate and commercial teams respectively; Skelton recently advised Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) on the disposal of a portfolio of franchisees while McCormack acts for clients in the financial services, transport, manufacturing and waste sectors. Other work includes cross-border specialist Amanda Partland assisting DFS Furniture with its acquisition of Sofology, Skelton advising Baird Capital on its acquisition of CAV Advanced Technologies and CAV Ice Protection, and handling Fintrax Group Holdings’ acquisition of GB Tax Free. Nick Stubbs relocated to Leeds from the firm’s Manchester office in 2017 and is a key name for clients in the retail and financial services sectors; principal associate Jonathan Pollard focuses on international M&A and Partner David Milne handles M&A and private equity transactions. Charles Reynard moved to the firm’s Cardiff office.

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