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Gateley Plc

SHIP CANAL HOUSE, 98 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4WU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 836 7700
Fax:
Fax 0161 836 7701
DX:
14317 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Mark Halliwell

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 161 836 7813
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Mark is a partner in the corporate department. He concentrates on all aspects of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, initial public offerings, secondary issues and public and private takeovers and mergers. Mark is particularly experienced in the property, technology and travel sectors and is a member of the firm’s telecom, media and technology and leisure and travel sector teams. Recent transactions include: acting for Palatine Private Equity on its investment in Chase Templeton Limited and in the acquisitions of John Charcol Limited and Towergate Financial Planning; acting for another Palatine investment (Selection Services) on its acquisition, via a share scheme of arrangement, of 8el; acting for PBR Leisure Limited on the disposal of the Living Room and Ultimate Leisure Portfolios; acting for the shareholders of Freedom Finance AB on its disposal to HiG for SEK 365m; acting for management in the sale of Morethan Hotels; acting for the shareholders of Freedom Finance Limited on its sale to Target Group; and acting on numerous technology company fundraisings and private placements.

Career

Trained Halliwell Landau; qualified 1986; partner solicitor Pickles Halliwell 1987-92; partner Lace Mawer 1992-95; partner Halliwells 1995-2010; partner Gateley 2010 to date.

Education

Rugby School; St Johns College, Cambridge (1983 BA (Cantab); 1988 MA (Cantab)).

Leisure

Mark enjoys skiing, sailing, rugby, hiking and mountain biking. He is also interested in music and our sustainable use of the planet.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Gateley Plc's ‘pragmatic and commercially aware’ team is praised for its ‘attention to detail’. It regularly advises private equity investors, large corporates and listed plcs, as well as high-net-worth individuals and investors, on corporate transactions. National head of corporate Charles Glaskie advised Timpson Group on its acquisition of the retail dry cleaning arm of Johnson Services Group for £8.25m. The ‘brilliantMark Halliwell, who specialises in corporate finance, advised Competition Line (UK) on the £20.5m sale of 18 gyms to The Gym Group. Paul Jefferson, who heads the private equity group, advised Inspired Energy on its £44m acquisition of Horizon Energy Group, an energy procurement and consultancy business based in Cork, Ireland; and advised City Football Group (CFG), on its strategic joint venture with Goals Soccer Centres, an AIM-listed operator of outdoor soccer centres. Mark Halliwell is ‘very experienced and capable’ and advised the shareholders of Chase Templeton, a private medical insurance broker backed by Palatine Private Equity, on its sale to Nevada Investments. Other key figures include Nigel Brown, who is ‘very experienced’ and advises on inward and outward investment to and from China; Khurshid Valli; Chris Dunn; and recently promoted partner Stephen Roberts. Legal director Kate Richards  is also noted for corporate matters. Jonathan Moakes  heads the commerce, technology and media practice, which includes Peter Budd and John Burns.

Gateley Plc's ‘pragmatic and commercially aware’ team is praised for its ‘attention to detail’. It regularly advises private equity investors, large corporates and listed plcs, as well as high-net-worth individuals and investors, on corporate transactions. National head of corporate Charles Glaskie advised Timpson Group on its acquisition of the retail dry cleaning arm of Johnson Services Group for £8.25m. The ‘brilliantMark Halliwell, who specialises in corporate finance, advised Competition Line (UK) on the £20.5m sale of 18 gyms to The Gym Group. Paul Jefferson, who heads the private equity group, advised Inspired Energy on its £44m acquisition of Horizon Energy Group, an energy procurement and consultancy business based in Cork, Ireland; and advised City Football Group (CFG), on its strategic joint venture with Goals Soccer Centres, an AIM-listed operator of outdoor soccer centres. Mark Halliwell is ‘very experienced and capable’ and advised the shareholders of Chase Templeton, a private medical insurance broker backed by Palatine Private Equity, on its sale to Nevada Investments. Other key figures include Nigel Brown, who is ‘very experienced’ and advises on inward and outward investment to and from China; Khurshid Valli; Chris Dunn; and recently promoted partner Stephen Roberts. Legal director Kate Richards  is also noted for corporate matters. Jonathan Moakes  heads the commerce, technology and media practice, which includes Peter Budd and John Burns.

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