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Stephenson Harwood

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Andrew McLean

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Stephenson Harwood

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Corporate.

Position

A corporate partner with extensive international experience, Andrew is brought in by clients to work on some of their most complex deals; M&A, corporate transactions, joint ventures and commercial contracts form the core of Andrew's work. Sector experience includes consumer, energy, private equity, financial services and real estate investment. Andrew co-heads the firm's consumer and energy practices.

Andrew is a corporate partner who advises on corporate transactions, M&A, private equity and joint ventures. He also advises clients on complex commercial contracts and intellectual property arrangements.

Andrew's transactional experience includes international energy and infrastructure projects, particularly renewable energy deals such as wind farms and solar. Andrew is co-head of the firm's energy practice. He has significant experience in consumer brands, food and beverages, having worked with clients in the consumer space for over 20 years. Andrew is co-head of the firm's consumer practice.

Andrew has also worked extensively with private equity and with clients in the financial services sector, real estate investment and life sciences.

In addition to his corporate work, Andrew advises on the full spectrum of commercial work, either as part of a wider transaction or on a stand-alone basis. This includes high-value and complex supply, manufacturing and distribution structures, IP licensing and exploitation arrangements and outsourcing agreements.

Andrew is based in the London office but earlier in his career lived and worked in Asia and subsequently was a corporate partner with a top tier US based law firm. He frequently advises international clients and/or on international deals.


London: Corporate and commercial

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

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

The team at¬†Stephenson Harwood¬†is praised for its ‚Äėexcellent service, rapid document turnaround and real commitment to getting the deal done‚Äô. It handles¬†public and private M&A in a wide variety of sectors; corporate head¬†Andrew Edge¬†is an expert in the healthcare and life sciences sectors and advised Acadia Healthcare on its ¬£1.3bn acquisition of Priory Group. He also acted for ENGIE on its ¬£330m acquisition of Keepmoat from TDR and Sun Capital and advised BTG on its acquisition of Galil Medical in a deal worth up to $110m.¬†Duncan Stiles¬†heads the London office's corporate finance offering and recently acted for Covanta on its strategic partnership with the Green Investment Group to develop, fund and own energy from waste projects in Ireland and the UK, with total enterprise value of ‚ā¨700m.¬†Andrew McLean's real estate highlights included assisting SEA Group with the ¬£260m acquisition of the corporate entities holding 33 Old Broad Street, London,¬†and advising real estate investment fund Tristan Capital on the ¬£245m acquisition of the company owning a portfolio of out of town shopping centres from Brockton Capital. Financial services and transport and logistics are other important sectors for the M&A practice, with key clients on these fronts including Kalibrate Technologies, Bowmark Capital and AET. The team augmented its private equity offering in 2017 with the hires of¬†Jonathan Pittal¬†,¬†Warren Allan¬†and¬†Gabriel Boghossian¬†from¬†King & Wood Mallesons.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

At Stephenson Harwood, group head Jonathan Pittal, Warren Allan and Gabriel Boghossian have continued to act for a number of their longstanding clients in midmarket transactions; Pittal and associate Pippa Byrne advised Bowmark Capital LLP and the other shareholders of Law Business Research (LBR) on the sale of LBR to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Another highlight saw Pittal, Boghossian and Byrne act for Inspired Education in a strategic investment by TA Associates. The three partners also have a particularly strong track record in private equity secondary transactions, which has previously involved advising clients such as SL Capital Partners and Five Arrows on the acquisition of private equity portfolios. They also assist funds-of-funds and banks with portfolio sales. Elsewhere, the team undertakes a significant amount of transactional work in regulated sectors such as insurance and healthcare. Other key members of the group include Ben Mercer, Elizabeth Field, Tony Edwards, Andrew McLean and Sam Gray.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

Stephenson Harwood 's specialist power offering covers the development, financing, disposal and acquisition of projects. Notable clients in the solar space include Lightsource while E.ON and Drax feature among the firm's key with regards to biomass and coal to co-firing conversion schemes. Corporate partner Andrew McLean co-heads the firm's consumer and energy practices. Other notable contacts include Graeme Barton , Rebecca Carter , Jonathan Cripps and Ron Nobbs who specialises in construction and engineering issues - both advisory and contentious - with regards to the full gamut of projects.

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