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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

Chris Dunn

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 161 836 7805
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Chris is a partner in the corporate department with over 30 years' post-completion experience in corporate work. Chris has wide experience of mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and buyins, reorganisations, shareholder disputes and providing wide ranging advice to boards of directors. Clients include household name companies, multinational corporations and a wide range of owner managed businesses. Recent successes include acting for Sidcot Group Limited on the acquisition of a paper mill business, several property related joint ventures and several complex restructurings.

Career

Trained: Kenneth Brown Baker Baker (now CMS); qualified 1983; solicitor, Pinsent & Co (now Pinsent Masons) 1983-86; solicitor and partner, Slater Heelis 1987-98; partner, Cobbetts/Cobbetts LLP 1998-2007; partner Halliwells LLP 2007-10; Partner Gateley 2010 to date.

Languages

French

Education

Stockport Grammar School; Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

Leisure

Chris enjoys spending time with his family, sport and reading, history and holidays. Chris is a school governor and trustee of an educational charity.


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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