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Mills & Reeve LLP

1ST JAMES COURT, WHITEFRIARS, NORWICH, NR3 1RU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
5210 NORWICH
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Craig Hodgson

Tel:
Work 01603 693421
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Craig is a partner in the corporate team and has considerable experience in relation to major cross-border transaction work and in the field of company sales and acquisitions, private equity, MBOs/MBIs and corporate venturing/purchasing. Craig has also acted on a number of share issues on AIM and the Official List and takeovers. Craig heads the firm’s food and beverage sector and acts for a number of clients in the sector. In April 2013 he acted for shareholders of EAP, one of the countries’ leading pig producers on its sale to Cranswich Plc. Other recent work includes acting for EV Offshore limited on a number of funding rounds and in October 2013 for the shareholders of Ecome in the sale to Interquest Group Plc.

Career

Trainee solicitor Eversheds 1993-95; seconded to Lotus Cars Limited 1994; solicitor, Eversheds 1995-99; partner Eversheds 2002-05; partner Mills & Reeve 2005.

Member

Institute of Directors.

Leisure

Cycling, hill walking, Norwich City Football Club and cricket.


East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Norwich

Within: Leading individuals

Craig Hodgson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Norwich

'There is no better firm in Norwich or Cambridge', says one client of Mills & Reeve LLP, which is 'strong in all areas - the team makes an effort to understand clients' business and bring ideas to the table'. Prominent  transactional lawyer James Hunter, who is head of the firm's Norwich office, is 'a great all-rounder – measured, proactive and a great definer of boundaries'. His highlights included assisting offshore oil and gas services provider Aquaterra Energy with a £22m MBO backed by a private equity house. Craig Hodgson leads the national food and agribusiness practice and advises global businesses on cross-border transactions. Natalie Wade advises clients in the health and care sectors and clients remark that she is 'incredibly responsive and proactive'. She recently acted for Rehabworks Limited on the purchase of the entire issued share of Crystal Palace Physio Holdings Limited, a London-based physiotherapy and clinical rehabilitation provider. Also recommended are Greg Gibson, who is head of the firm's national commercial, IP and IT group, and principal associate Sean Earnshaw who handles work in the areas of IT, health and public procurement. Gibson recently advised the Department of Health on its multibillion-pound future operating model for NHS procurement, supply chain and logistics services.

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