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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

Khurshid Valli

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 161 836 7811
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Khurshid is a Partner in the corporate team advising private businesses, entrepreneurs and public companies on disposals, acquisitions, corporate finance, investments, takeovers, flotations, joint ventures, partnerships, funds and corporate governance.

Successes include:

- Advising on the sale of Hartley Botanic Group to Rockpool

- Advising the sellers of DW Plastics Limited on the MBO backed by Panoramic Growth Equity

- Advising on the sale of Sun Organisation Plc to Prohire Plc

- Advising DJI Holdings Plc

- Advising Habib Bank Zurich Plc

- Advising on the investment into Fusion Festivals Limited

Career

Trained Halliwells LLP; qualified 2001; partner Halliwells 2010; partner Gateley 2010.

Languages

Urdu, Gujerati

Member

Law Society; Chartered Securities and Investment Institute.

Education

Sharples High School, Bolton; North College, Bolton; University of Wolverhampton and Catholic University Nijmegen (Holland); University of Manchester (1996 BA Hons Law with Economics; 1997 LLM International Business Law); Chartered Securities and Investment Institute (Diploma in Investment Compliance).

Leisure

Eating out, fitness and charity work


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.

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