Andrew Peddie > Gateley Plc > Reading, England > Lawyer Profile
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Corporate and commercial; corporate finance; M&A
Andrew is an experienced company lawyer, with expertise in private and public M&A and corporate finance, private equity, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and all other aspects of corporate law.
In the first part of his career in the City, Andrew worked on a variety of transactions mainly for large international businesses, with a focus on the oil and gas, IT, telecoms and manufacturing sectors. Since 1996 Andrew has mostly been based in Thames Valley, and the majority of his practice has been in private company M&A, alongside acting for a number of AIM-listed companies, and often in the technology sector. Since helping to establish Gateley’s Reading office in 2016, Andrew has been increasingly involved in private equity backed transactions, while continuing to act for corporate acquirers, and owner managers on exits.
Trained Linklaters & Paines 1988-90 and qualified at Linklaters in 1990; Associate, Linklaters corporate department 1990-96. Garretts/Andersen Legal 1996-2002 (Partner 2000); Olswang 2002-09; Pitmans 2009 to 2016. Gateley PLC 2016 to date.
Canford School, Dorset; University of York (1985 BA History); College of Law, London (CPE and LS Finals).
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South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40(Leading individuals)
A corporate practice particularly established in the TMT sectors, and a commercial team handling predominantly IT, IP, and general commercial work characterize Gateley Plc. Andrew Peddie leads on corporate transactions, often for private equity groups. Another specialist in this area is Mark Metcalfe. Alongside Peddie, Mailin Bala heads up the commercial division and focuses on copyright, digital, data and media. Sarah Souter is highly active in the team, she advises investors and management teams on the seller side.
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