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VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

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Robert Collier

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VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

Work Department

Corporate Commercial and Charities




How Can Rob Help You?

Rob heads our Corporate team.

He has considerable experience and expertise advising on merger & acquisition work, private equity and venture capital investments, other corporate matters and banking & finance matters.

Over a number of years Rob has also developed a special interest in the education sector, undertaking acquisitions, disposals and strategic reviews for clients who operate in and investors (both domestic and overseas) who wish to invest into the UK education sector.

Meeting Your Needs

Rob understands the issues which affect clients in the sector and has written numerous articles on various topics, speaks and hosts seminars for for-profit education operators. He is a trusted and well-respected adviser to the sector and will be very happy to speak with you on a no-obligations basis. The work undertaken in the sector was been recognised in winning Education Investor Awards in 2014 and 2015.

What Others Say

Rob is noted as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500, being described as "thorough and approachable".

An investor has said: "We are very grateful to Rob and his team for their excellent work on this project. They were extremely responsive and diligent. We would not hesitate to engage them in future projects."

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Within: Corporate and commercial: Bristol

VWV‚Äôs clients praise the corporate and commercial group‚Äôs ‚Äėstraightforward pricing‚Äô and ‚Äėsound industry knowledge‚Äô, but note in particular the ‚Äėfeeling of comfort and trust in the firm‚Äôs advice‚Äô. Fielding dedicated corporate and commercial teams headed by Robert Collier¬†and Doug Locke, respectively, the group has been increasingly active for start-up and tech businesses and has been involved in a number of transactions with inbound foreign investors. In one of the group‚Äôs highlight transactions, Nathan Guest¬†advised the shareholders of an internationally active technology company on the ¬£55m sale of their shareholding. Solicitor Katie Hanson¬†acted for Bath-based e-commerce company Prezola in relation to a ¬£3m investment by the Business Growth Fund. The team remains active in the education and healthcare sectors and Edward Rimmell¬†assists North Somerset Council with its outsourcing of statutory and non-statutory education services. Oliver Pool¬†and Andrew Gallie¬†were made partners in the commercial team, and¬†Jos Moule¬†is a recommended corporate partner.

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South West: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

VWV has considerable experience of bilateral and business-to-business finance transactions in the education, healthcare and charity sectors. Group head Robert Collier advised Epping College on the refinancing of a £16m term loan with Lloyds Bank. On the lender side, the team advised a high-street bank on the provision of two facilities for a borrower in the healthcare sector. In the business-to-business space, the team assisted a prominent London-based property developer with the provision of a multimillion-pound loan to replace an existing high-street loan. Property partner Steven McGuigan focuses on secured lending work and has advised domestic and international banks on the provision of property development loans.

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