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Gateley Plc

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Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Nigel Brown

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Gateley Plc

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Nigel specialises in all aspects of corporate work advising both public and private companies on acquisitions and disposals, corporate finance including equity and debt issues, fund formations and alternative funding structures, and corporate governance. With extensive experience of advising at a senior level in a variety of sectors, Nigel also has a broad experience of corporate and commercial transactions including shareholder arrangements, joint ventures and commercial contracts. Nigel’s practice includes capital markets where he has advised many UK and international issuers on their flotations and primary and secondary fundraising, as well as acting for institutions including nominated advisers and brokers. Nigel is recognised as a leading advisor to Asian companies on inward and outward investments, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and disposals, and is a regular speaker and contributor on this subject. Nigel is a member of the London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group for the North West. He is also a regular public speaker and contributor to the Gateley ‘Talking Business’ blog.

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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