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Blake Morgan LLP

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Guy Constant

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Blake Morgan LLP

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Corporate commercial.


Guy is an experienced corporate and banking lawyer with experience including advising public and private companies on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations, banking and finance transactions. He also advises banks on the funding of a number of different types of corporate acquisitions including MBOs; MBIs; and straight acquisitions. Guy is the training partner at Blake Morgan.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

With notable strength in the health and technology sectors, Blake Morgan LLP has been advising on M&A, due diligence and service contracts, among other matters. Guy Constant and commercial partner Gayle Curry advised InHealth Group on buying shares in Health Intelligence and Pain Management Solutions, acquiring RIG Reporting from RIG Healthcare Recruit, and purchasing Care UK’s diagnostics and clinical assessment and treatment services in the North West. In another standout matter, Constant and London-based Martin Kay acted for Osirium Technologies during its £8.8m AIM IPO, which saw the commercial team advise on contracts and software licensing. Commercial practice head Alison Patten-Hall recently advised education and healthcare sector companies on matters ranging from procuring IT solutions to establishing joint ventures. Other clients include The Mission Marketing Group, DFx Technology and ByBox. Penny Rinta-Suksi splits her time between Reading and Oxford and is recommended with up-and-coming senior associate Elisabeth Bell, associate Tim Coles and consultant John Cole, who has ‘a wealth of business experience’. Simon Staples joined as corporate practice head from Ashfords LLP following Michael Stace’s departure to Browne Jacobson LLP in Birmingham. Edward Lee moved to Howes Percival LLP.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Guy Constant - Blake Morgan LLP

Within: Banking and finance

Blake Morgan LLP provides ‘a fantastic level of service’ and is ‘very reliable under time pressure, getting the deal over the line within the deadline and negotiating a strong position for the client’. The firm advises a mix of borrowers and specialist lenders across a range of sectors including healthcare, education, retail and renewable energy. Highlights included advising Swanton Holdings on the £35m refinancing of a large care home portfolio, and advising HSBC Bank and HSBC Asset Finance on primary and secondary funding for renewable energy projects for a venture capital firm, a high-value matter spanning nine different sites. Key individuals include Kath Shimmin, who heads the practice; Guy Constant, who ‘has a knowledge of the market that is second-to-none’ and ‘takes a practical and commercial approach to deals’; and senior associate Steve Cole, who leads on shari’ah finance matters.

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