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Andrew Peddie

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Gateley Plc

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Corporate and commercial; corporate finance; M&A


Andrew has specialised in corporate, M&A, corporate finance and private equity transaction work since qualification.  His clients are largely in the technology sector, but also the defence and aerospace, food and recruitment sectors.  Recent transactions include a series of acquisitions of technology companies by an international technology group, acquisitions for a listed defence group, and advising the selling shareholders in a recruitment company on the sale to a private equity backed purchaser.  Alongside M&A deals Andrew is experienced in advising on joint ventures, group reorganisations and complex returns of capital, and assisting boards and directors in company law compliance matters.


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.


French, Italian.


Canford School, Dorset; University of York (1985 BA History); College of Law, London (CPE and LS Finals).


Golf, Tennis, Cricket and walking

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

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Andrew Peddie - Gateley Plc

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The 'excellent' Gateley Plc¬†team in Reading is led by ‚Äėexperienced and knowledgeable‚Äô corporate practice head Andrew Peddie¬†and head of commerce, technology and media¬†Paul De Vince. De Vince joined from Shoosmiths LLP,¬†where he headed the commercial team; his expertise includes outsourcing, designing trade models, supply chain management and procurement matters. The team was also strengthened by the hire of senior associate Mailin Bala.¬†The team‚Äôs work has increasingly focused on servicing the needs of private equity houses in the Thames Valley corridor; Peddie assisted Maven Capital Partners and NVM Private Equity and their respective related venture capital trusts on an investment in Contego Fraud Solutions. Senior associates Mark Metcalfe]¬†and Sarah Souter¬†also advised Connection Capital on the MBO of financial risk management advisory firm JCRA Group, with the assistance of Birmingham-based supervising partner¬†Tom Durrant.¬†The team also excels in the technology, food, defence and recruitment sectors, with CACI, Vittles Foods and Cohort featuring on the client roster.

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