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Freeths LLP

3RD FLOOR, THE COLMORE BUILDING, 20 COLMORE CIRCUS, QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 634 2575
Fax:
Fax 0845 634 2576
DX:
13024 BIRMINGHAM 1
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Lee Clifford

Tel:
Work 0845 634 2586
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Corporate finance.

Position

Lee has extensive experience in advising companies, institutional investors and management teams in the structuring, negotiation and financing of purchases and sales. Lee’s particular specialist area is private equity transactions. Lee’s clients include LDC, Maven Private Equity and Finance Birmingham. Lee has recently acted for LDC on their investment to support the management buy out of Forest Holidays, advised on the Investor buy out by Inflextion Private Equity of CTC Aviation. Lee also advised Maven Private Equity on its investment in Lawrence Recycling and Waste Management and advised the management team of Halfords when on the management buy out, supported by CVC.

Career

Qualified 1998.


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Freeths LLP's Birmingham-based practice handles a range of deals, many of which feature cross-border elements and private equity involvement. Tom Brown  advised the sellers of BWB, including Catapault Ventures, on the company’s sale to CAF. Ateeq Ahmed advised Phoenix Ventures (a part of the Sri Lankan company Brandix) on its purchase of Quantum Clothing Group, and separately advised Tarmac Trading on buying JB Riney. Lee Clifford  advised Away Resorts, a subsidiary of Lloyds Development Capital, on its purchase of Sandy Balls Estates, and, among other management buyout deals, the management of Clamason Industries on a deal backed by Connection Capital and Santander.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Freeths LLP is led by local government law specialist Nathan Holden who regularly advises on real estate and commercial matters,  and recently worked with Leicester City Council on the redevelopment of its Waterside site. Private equity and corporate specialist Lee Clifford conducted due diligence support on state aid for Birmingham City Council. Commercial property expert Mitchell Ball provides ‘thoughtful’ and ‘considered’ advice and assisted Cherwell District Council with its acquisition of Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

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