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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

115 COLMORE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B3 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
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Fax 0845 497 1900
DX:
13004 BIRMINGHAM
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www.eversheds.com

Nigel Cooke

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Work +44 121 232 1077
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Eversheds Sutherland

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Nigel Cooke is a partner in our corporate group. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions (with a focus on cross-border transactions), group reorganisations, joint ventures and institutional exits.

Nigel’s recent experience includes: acting for Dignity plc on the purchase of 38 locations from Laurel Funerals; advising the shareholders of GVA on its sale to Bilfinger SE; acting on the purchase of the beverage dispense and merchandising divisions of IMI plc for $1.1bn; advising Intertek Group plc on its £450m acquisition of Moody International involving c.50 jurisdictions.

Nigel also focusses on the consumer goods / food and drink sector and has undertaken transactions for 2Sisters Food Group Northern, Lotus Bakeries, Nicholls plc amongst others.

Position

Partner


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles both heavyweight M&A deals and significant outsourcing deals. Susan Lewis and James Trevis handled various due diligence elements of National Grid’s separation of its gas distribution business in preparation for the business’s sale, working alongside Linklaters LLP in London. Theresa-Marie Stodell, a new partner promotion, advised Legal & General Senior Living on the purchase of two senior living villages for £40m. Nigel Cooke advised BBA Aviation on its acquisition of GE’s avionics business. Mark Beardmore advised Livingbridge on the purchase of restaurant and catering company rhubarb, for a figure reported to be around £75m, by Livingbridge 6, the fund’s first acquisition. Catherine Eley, who also handles M&A deals, advised Anglian Water on forming a joint venture with Northumberland Water to retail water and sewerage services to business customers. As far as commercial contracts are concerned, Kelly Holmes  advised Hammerson on re-tendering cleaning provision for all twelve of its shopping centres.

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