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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

3 TEMPLE QUAY, TEMPLE BACK EAST, BRISTOL, BS1 6DZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0345 415 6900
DX:
200561 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Tom Fitzpatrick

Tel:
Work 0117 989 6812
Email:
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Corporate partner with specialist private equity, financial services, insurance, retail and real estate experience.  He works for a number of national and south west clients including: investors such as Hilco Capital; insurance clients such as AIG, Arch Insurance, Canopius and Willis Towers Watson; property investors such as Moorfield Group; and south west businesses such as Plessey Semiconductors and Banner, one of the leading school uniform and sportswear suppliers in the UK.

Recent work includes: the acquisition by Hilco Capital of Office Outlet (formerly Staples); the MBO of Martin Audio backed by LDC; disposals for Willis Towers Watson to Allianz and Hiscox as well as a restructuring of its underwriting businesses; the £158m sale by Lone Star of Salisbury House to Workspace Group PLC; the sale by Moorfield of the Shipping Building at The Old Vinyl Factory development in Hayes, Middlesex to Floreat; and the acquisition by Banner of F.R. Monkhouse.

Career

Trained Dorman Jeffrey & Co; qualified 1996; SJ Berwin 1997; Macfarlanes 2001; Dickinson Dees LLP 2004; partner, Dickinson Dees 2007; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Languages

Swedish, French.

Education

Blundells, Tiverton; Edinburgh University (1993 LLB Hons).


South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Within: Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s corporate team often works alongside the firm’s energy and real estate departments and provides ‘high-level service’ in M&A and upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions. The department also has considerable experience in private equity transactions. In 2017, Tom Fitzpatrick assisted Rockpool Investments with its multimillion-pound investment in House of Hackney Group. Similarly, department head Simon Hewes advised Piper PE on a number of UK investments including its £10m investment in Flat Iron Restaurants, which marked the first investment of the client’s sixth fund. In the oil and gas space, the team is instructed by international energy groups in relation to increasingly cross-border mandates. Indeed, Hewes assisted a European global commodity group with the establishment of a joint venture in western Africa for the acquisition and operation of an African oil terminal. Following Bond Dickinson’s 2017 merger with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, the Bristol-based corporate group has benefited from the firm’s expanded cross-border service, which has attracted instructions from US-based corporates, particularly in the energy sector.

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