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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Karen Hendy

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6051
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/karen-hendy
RPC

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate. Karen's practice spans international and domestic transactions and advisory work. She has expertise in private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets/securities/listed companies work. She advises a wide range of clients, often listed companies and their subsidiaries, and has particular experience in the retail sector.

Recent experience includes advising FSE listed Dialog Semiconductor on its "off market" share buyback programme, and acting for Sports Direct International on the sale of its rights to the iconic sportswear brand Dunlop and related wholesale and licensing business for $137.5m, and the acquisitions of House of Fraser, Evans Cycles, Game Digital and Jack Wills.

Clients describe Karen as 'very professional though also highly personable'.

Career

Allen & Overy LLP 1998-2007; qualified 2000; secondment to major investment bank 2004-05; RPC 2007; partner 2010; Head of Corporate 2017; The Lawyer HOT 100 Dealmaker 2018.

Education

Wyedean School; Durham University (1997 LLB Hons); College of Law, London (1998 LPC distinction).

Leisure

Sport (particularly running and hiking), socialising, travel.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

RPC¬†'s¬†‚Äôs ‚Äėquick, well-equipped‚Äô team is ‚Äėvery committed to meeting deadlines‚Äô. The firm has acted on a number of high-profile transactions in the retail and technology spheres, with¬†Nigel Collins¬†acting for Hitachi on the acquisition of Temple Lifts and¬†Karen Hendy¬†acting as lead advisor to Sports Direct International on its disposal of the sportswear brand Dunlop and related wholesale business for $137.5m to Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Hendy also advised Dialog Semiconductor on its share buyback programme, split into ‚ā¨38m and ‚ā¨75m tranches. The team remains strong in the insurance sector, with¬†James Mee¬†and private equity specialist¬†David Wallis¬†acted as lead counsel to Citynet Insurance Brokers, as well as its management and selling shareholders, on the sale of the broker to Carlyle-backed PIB Group. Insurance sector expert¬†Matthew Griffith¬†has previously assisted Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group with the sale of Thistle Insurance Services to PIG Group.¬†Anthony Shatz¬†and senior associate¬†Paul Jenkins¬†are ‚Äėquick thinkers‚Äô with ‚Äėvery good people skills‚Äô.

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