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Penningtons Manches LLP

31 CHERTSEY STREET, GUILDFORD, SURREY, GU1 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 791800
Fax:
Fax 01483 424177
DX:
2405 GUILDFORD
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Philip Walton

Tel:
Work 01483 411471
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner in the corporate team specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, training of directors and corporate strategy. Sector specialisations include healthcare (particularly GP and pharmacy), education, charities, retail, digital and manufacturing.

Career

Trained Lawrence Graham; solicitor Lawrence Graham 2000-04; solicitor Cripps Harries Hall 2004-05; solicitor Mundays 2005-07; partner Mundays 2007-14; partner Penningtons Manches LLP 2014 to date. Current directorships: governor of the Hoe Bridge School Limited.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Sevenoaks School; Cambridge University (1997 Law).


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Penningtons Manches LLP fields a team of 'excellent all-round deal lawyers'. The national head of corporate, Simon Bickerdike , 'is a standout individual - a true trusted adviser', who advises on both domestic and cross-border acquisitions,  management buyouts and share sales. The team also attracts high-value MBOs and  fundraising mandates, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects. It advised the shareholders of  a group of Criterion companies on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Charles Taylor, a deal valued at up to £13m. It also assisted APA Publications with its acquisition of the Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley. David Kendall, who handles the gamut of corporate transactions, especially those involving technology and IP, 'could confidently take the lead in any negotiation'. The 'calm, collected, intelligent, experienced and commercially astute' Philip Walton  is highlighted for his experience in the venture capital and private equity spheres; senior associate Liz Gillingham is also noted as is associate Hannah McIIwraith, who 'is always up to speed with  transactions, very knowledgeable and approachable'.

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