Anthony McGurk > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department



A partner in the corporate practice, Anthony specialises in M&A, private equity and fundraising work, acting primarily for public companies, private and owner-managed businesses, and management teams of private equity-backed businesses, with a particular focus on the food and drink sector. Transactions in recent years in which Anthony has led the relevant legal teams include the £1.4bn sale of Weetabix to US based Post Holdings (acting for management), the acquisition by US based Factset Research Systems Inc of Cymba Technologies Limited and of Vemilion Holdings Limited, the sale of Sentec Limited to US based Sensus Inc, the sale of Avro Holdings Limited to Faerch Plast Manufacturing Limited, the sale of JDR Cables to Tele-Fonika Kable (acting for management), and the acquisition by Canadian based Richardson International of European Oat Millers.


Trained and qualified with Eversheds 1987-89; becoming a partner in 1995; Head of corporate in Eversheds Cambridge 2005-11; joined Mills & Reeve as a partner 2011.


Downside School; University of Hull LLB (Hons), Law Society Finals (Hons) 1st Class.


Memberships of MCC, the Gog Magog golf club, RFU (Twickenham Debenture holder), Cambridge Rugby club, Norwich City Football club.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

(Hall of Fame)

Anthony McGurkMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has ‘very commercial and friendly approach and provides good technical advice‘ on the most high-profile regional deals, as well as many national and international transactions. Tom Pickthorn leads on corporate transactions and Kevin Calder in commercial matters. The firm has a deep bench of partners, among them Claire Clarke, who has particular expertise in education work and formation of investment funds, venture capital partner Zickie Lim, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and life sciences partner James Fry, who ‘always offers pragmatic advice’. Jonathan Greenwood focuses on education M&A and mid-market corporate transactions and Neil Burton specialists in charities work.