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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

OCEANA HOUSE, 39-49 COMMERICAL ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0345 415 8200
DX:
38517 SOUTHAMPTON
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Stephen Pierce

Tel:
Work 023 8020 8460
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Stephen is a partner and the head of the corporate team. He specialises in corporate finance work, in particular M&A, private equity, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. He regularly advises public and private corporates as well as owner managed businesses and management teams. Recent experience includes a £23m share acquisition for a FTSE listed company, advising an unlisted plc on a disposal programme and an international group reorganisation for a client which is group headquartered in Paris. Key deals he is working on are a £24m acquisition and a £40m acquisition, both for an unlisted plc. Stephen has given talks on developments in the corporate market for a variety of audiences and regularly contributes to client briefings on current corporate and finance legal developments.

Career

Solicitor, Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh 1994; solicitor, Bond Pearce on merger 1998; associate, Bond Pearce 1999; partner, Bond Pearce 2001; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Within: Leading individuals

Stephen Pierce - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Hampshire

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's team attracts praise for 'its very good business acumen, industry know-how and focused and pragmatic advice'. It has a strong sector focus, particularly in the transport, energy, retail and finance arenas, serving UK and international corporate clients. Recent work included advising Intrinsic Financial Services on the acquisition of Caerus Capital Group. In addition to structuring the deal, the team also handled an FCA change of control approval. In other work it assisted  RES, the global renewable energy company, with the sale of the Port of Tyne 35MW battery storage project to infrastructure and private equity investment manager, Foresight Group. Corporate head Ian Holden is acknowledged for 'his good understanding of business and key drivers' and Sebastian Briggs is 'a pleasure to work with', as well as 'very commercially minded and adept at proposing sensible solutions to challenging problems'. Stephen Pierce is the national head of the practice and Paula Bartlett specialises in commercial contracts including complex outsourcing deals.

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