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Squire Patton Boggs

Paul Mann

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London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Squire Patton Boggs is a well-known name for UK midmarket transactions, and its national team is often seen as a first port of call for private equity firms, investee companies, management teams and financial institutions. In 2017, Nicholas Allen, recently promoted partner Julian Ciecierski-Burns and others acted for the sellers of Bullitt Group Limited and certain members of the management team in the £120m sale of the company to Exponent Private Equity. In another highlight, Allen and Mark Yeo were part of a cross-practice team which advised the sellers of Zone Limited on the £65m sale of the company to Cognizant Worldwide Limited. Jonathan Jones acts for clients such as Endless, ECI and LDC. Also recommended are Giles Chesher, James McKay, Timothy Stead and recent hire James Fitzgibbon, who joined from PwC. Paul Mann leads the UK private equity team, following the departure of former head Tim Hewens to Osborne Clarke LLP. Alistair Francis also joined Hewens at the new firm.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Squire Patton Boggs¬†‚Äėalways responds in a considered manner‚Äô and ‚Äėmakes the client feel confident that the job will get done to the highest level possible‚Äô. The ‚Äėthorough and knowledgeable‚Äô team is ‚Äėfar and away one of the best‚Äô for private equity, M&A and capital markets transactions. Key names on the corporate side include Jonathan Jones, who handles private equity mandates; team head Hannah Kendrick, who is ‚Äėexceptionally brilliant‚Äô; national private equity team head Paul Mann¬†and Adam Hastings, who focuses on equity capital markets work. Paul Jinks¬†and Francesca Fellowes¬†are names to note on the commercial side. Recent highlights include Kendrick acting for Animalcare Group on its acquisition of Ecuphar, Hastings assisting Clipper Logistics with its separate acquisitions of Team Distribution and RepairTech, and Jones advising several management shareholders of Zenith Group Holdings on its management buyout (MBO). Growth Capital Partners and SIG Trading are also clients; Mann acted for the latter on the sale of its plastics business to General All Purpose Plastics. -Richard Hunt¬†joined Addleshaw Goddard¬†in 2018.

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