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David Milne

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David is a Principal Associate in our Company Commercial Practice Group. He is a member of the Core Corporate team and specialises in UK and international mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. David also has experience of reorganisations across several jurisdictions for multinational corporations.

David has recently completed deals for Siddall & Hilton, Kier, SimplyBiz, Greencore, Iron Mountain, Impetus, Frogtrade and Giesecke & Devrient.

David's private equity experience includes acting for Euro Garages on a £1.3 billion investment involving TDR Capital, Inflexion on its £160 million disposal of Ideal Shopping to Blackstone, the shareholders of Allied Glass on two successful PE disposals, Rutland on its acquisition of Bernard Matthews, the management team of NFT on their recent deal with Emergevest and Elysian Capital on the buyouts of the Volvox Group and Axis Well Technology.

David is also a member of Eversheds' consumer sector group.

David was previously a political lobbyist in Westminster. His clients included FTSE 100 companies and international organisations.

David trained with Eversheds.


Principal Associate

London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's reputation as a market-leader for midmarket transactions is reflected in its (frequently repeat) work for more than 20 private equity houses, as well as its advice to management teams, shareholders and corporates. It is one of the most active firms in the market for UK mid-cap transactions. In addition, the firm’s far-reaching presence outside of the UK - in the US and further afield internationally - adds another dimension to the practice in cross-border matters. Led by Richard Moulton, the UK team offers extensive coverage of all deal types across 11 sector groups. In a key deal in the aviation and aerospace industry, in 2017, Robin Skelton and newly promoted partner David Milne acted for Baird Capital in the acquisition of CAV Advanced Technologies Limited and CAV Ice Protection Limited.  In another matter, Catherine Eley advised Epiris LLP and the management shareholders of Treetops Nurseries on the sale of the business to Busy Bees.  Other key figures are Louise Finnie and senior associate Alex McCarney, who both recently assisted Spanish gym company Viva with acquiring Portugese gym business Fitness Hut. Mark Beardmore, who has more than 20 years of experience of private equity transactions, acts for clients such as Livingbridge, Bridgepoint Development Capital and CBPE Capital Partners. James Trevis is also recommended.

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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

Robin Skelton and Peter McCormack lead Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s corporate and commercial teams respectively; Skelton recently advised Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) on the disposal of a portfolio of franchisees while McCormack acts for clients in the financial services, transport, manufacturing and waste sectors. Other work includes cross-border specialist Amanda Partland assisting DFS Furniture with its acquisition of Sofology, Skelton advising Baird Capital on its acquisition of CAV Advanced Technologies and CAV Ice Protection, and handling Fintrax Group Holdings’ acquisition of GB Tax Free. Nick Stubbs relocated to Leeds from the firm’s Manchester office in 2017 and is a key name for clients in the retail and financial services sectors; principal associate Jonathan Pollard focuses on international M&A and Partner David Milne handles M&A and private equity transactions. Charles Reynard moved to the firm’s Cardiff office.

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