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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

NO 1 COLMORE SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 214 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 237 3011
Email:
Web:
www.shma.co.uk

Kavita Patel

Tel:
Work 0121 214 0645
Email:
Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Corporate Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Kavita heads up the firm’s Corporate Finance Team and its Investment Funds Sector.

Kavita specialises in private equity and  corporate finance transaction, advising on private and public transactions and fundraisings. She also provides cradle to grave advice to investment funds with specialist knowledge in venture capital tax and retail funds. She has a formidable reputation amongst her clients for technical excellence and getting the job done. She has a formidable reputation amongst her clients for technical excellence and getting the job done.

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Member

Kavita became a non-executive director of The Nottingham Building Society in Jan 2017.


London: Investment fund formation and management

Listed funds

Within: Listed funds

Shakespeare Martineau LLP services a range of work, primarily concerning listed venture capital trusts from its office in Birmingham. Kavita Patel advised Foresight 3 VCT and Foresight 4 VCT on the merger of the two funds  and a subsequent fundraising by the merged fund. Patel also advises Mobeus Equity Partners on capital-raising exercises for its listed VCTs. The firm also acts for Unicorn AIM VCT, which it advised on a £45m capital-raising exercise. Keith Spedding is also a key contact.

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West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is a ‘a great firm to work with – all partners and other members of the team are incredibly friendly, experts in their field and a pleasure to work with; clients feel totally reassured that their best interests are at the forefront of all work carried out for them’. The team has capabilities in M&A, some of which concerning the manufacturing sector, with an uncommon capability outside London in the form of investment funds. Keith Spedding led a team advising Ansell on its purchase of Nitritex in a £56.5m for the healthcare equipment manufacturer; he also advised Avingtrans on the purchase of Hayward Tyler Group in a reverse takeover, and a subsequent readmission of the company to AIM. Richard Wrigley advised on the sale of Armitage Pet Care to Rutland Partners. Adam McGiveron handled fifteen corporate acquisitions for Alliance Automotive. Gary Davie, who has expertise in employee ownership schemes, ‘makes clients feel welcome, reassured and cared-for – he takes a personal interest in the work that is done for clients, and is incredibly thorough and careful to ensure they understand the advice provided and the potential outcomes’. His work includes private equity transactions. Kim Hawkins advised Shunfeng International Clean Energy on selling assets covered by renewable obligation certificates to a fund managed by BlackRock. Andrew Hartshorn handles various commercial contracts matters, some of which for the region’s most prestigious names in business. In investment funds, ‘leader in the field of venture capital trust lawKavita Patel has ‘rapier-like intellect, and is always well informed and up to date with changes in tax law and happy to take on big and small projects alike’ - she advised Foresight 3 VCT on its merger with Foresight 4 VCT, structured through the liquidation of the former and its assets being transferred in to the latter in exchange for new shares.

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