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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

John Heaphy

Tel:
Work 0845 634 9782
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Banking/corporate finance.

Position

Head of banking and finance division specialising in all aspects of corporate finance and banking; recent deals include: negotiating and advising the Lloyds Bank acquisition finance team on providing senior debt facilities on the ISIS equity partners backed MBO of Impetus Automotive. Advising shareholders of Gyron Internet Ltd on the sale of 85% of the shares of Gyron Internet Ltd. Advising the sellers on the sale of Viaton Industries. Advising Merlin labels on the acquisition of Labelsco from MSO.

Career

Trained Kent Jones and Done; qualified 1992; joined Freeths 1997; partner 2000.

Education

John Griffiths, Wimbledon; University of Keele (BA (Hons) Law and English).

Leisure

Golf, squash and singing.


East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Leading individuals

John Heaphy - Freeths LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

The healthcare and food and drink sectors are core areas of strength for Freeths LLP's corporate team, which expanded its offering with the addition of director Adam Edwards , formerly at Browne Jacobson LLP, who has notable expertise in the financial services sector. The department handles a wide range of instructions and leverages the firm's multi-disciplinary capability to provide pensions, planning, environmental law, and also competition and tax law advice where necessary. Recent highlights include advising the shareholders of Omar Group on a significant investment from private equity firm Rutland Partners, acting for Travis Perkins on its acquisition of TSF Holdings, and assisting Neptune International with its acquisition of three financial services companies in Gibraltar. Other clients include Tarmac, ALDI and Motorpoint Group. Practice head John Heaphy and Karl Jansen are the key contacts.

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Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Leading individuals

John Heaphy - Freeths LLP

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East Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

John Heaphy - Freeths LLP

Within: Banking and finance

Freeths LLP specialises in acquisition and property finance, with a particularly strong track record of transactions in the healthcare sector. Other key areas of expertise include project finance and distressed finance transactions. Borrower work forms the heart of the practice, but the team also receives instructions from major banks. John Heaphy, who splits his time between Nottingham and Birmingham, Chris Freeston and Phil Baigent are the main players in the group.

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