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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate finance.


Partner specialising in all areas of corporate finance work with particular expertise in buy-out and venture capital work, acting for institutions, Newco and management teams.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 1994; assistant solicitor Eversheds, Manchester 1994-95; assistant solicitor Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1995-2001; partner 2001.


Ashton on Ribble High School; WR Tuson College; Cardiff University (1991 LLB).


Football, travel, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

(Hall of Fame)

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Addleshaw Goddard‘s ‘excellent‘ corporate practice group houses a multidisciplinary team of experts who routinely handle big-ticket corporate transactions and private equity deals. Overseen by Garry Elliott, the team comprises Mark Hallam, who has sector strength in the financial services industry, and James Tatro, who focuses on retail and consumer goods clients. Star practitioner Yunus Seedat is rated highly by peers, and handles an assortment of domestic and international M&A and private equity matters for clients including NorthEdge. On the corporate finance side, Richard Hunt is the key contact. The team also advises on IPO’s and fundraisings; Adam Hastings has over two decades of experience in this area.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

(Leading individuals)

Yunus Seedat  – Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard‘s ‘incredibly commercial‘ private equity team offers clients broad expertise across a range of sectors and transaction types. The practice is capable of providing a full service on transactions, with the London-based PE team acting alongside the firm’s offices in Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh to handle the tax and financing aspects of deals. Mike Hinchliffe and Yunus Seedat jointly lead the team; both have decades of experience in this area and work closely with a range of buyout houses.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Drawing on resources from across its network of domestic and international offices, Addleshaw Goddard boasts a substantial M&A offering in the mid-market arena. The team is especially noted for its public takeover capabilities, where Nick Pearey regularly advises both targets and acquirers, most recently for major players in betting and hospitality. London M&A head Chris Taylor also leads the Africa group, working with various retailers and consumer goods producers throughout the continent on cross-border acquisitions and divestments. Simon Wood is noted for his broad public M&A practice, while Turkey desk head Elvan Hussein concentrates on high-growth tech enterprises. Yunus Seedat is corporate and commercial divisional managing partner.