Jonathan Grant > DMH Stallard LLP > Crawley, England > Lawyer Profile

DMH Stallard LLP
Griffin House
135 High Street
RH10 1DQ
England

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Jonathan is Head of the firm’s corporate department across Sussex, Surrey and London, and he maintains an active corporate practice across the south east

Career

Jonathan is experienced in running M&A transactions including management buyouts, management buy-ins and sales.

Jonathan advises ambitious entrepreneurial businesses in the South East and has acted on some of the biggest sale transactions in the region over recent years.

In 2015, Jonathan was named Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Insider South East Deal Maker Awards. Under his leadership, DMH Stallard has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year in 2020, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2012. The team also took Deal of the Year (transactions over £10m) in 2020, and Deal of the Year  (transactions under £10m) in 2018 and 2016 at the same awards.

Work highlights

  • Advising leading independent private ambulance company, E-zec Medical Transport Services, on its sale to Cairngorm Capital Partners
  • Actng on the sale of Accordance Technical Services Limited to HG Capital-backed Sovos LLC
  • Advising Best at Digital on the acquisition/MBO of the digital learning and comms company Saba Studio from Cornerstone on Demand
  • Advising on the £26.74 million share sale of Monty’s Bakehouse UK Limited to Singapore-listed SATS Investments PTE Limited
  • Advising on the £24 million pharmaceutical sector sale of Durbin PLC (UK) and Durbin Inc (US) to Dublin-based healthcare services company, Uniphar
  • Acting on the sale of Sussex-based raw dog food brand Benyfit Natural to Billy + Margot, part of the Australian Real Pet Food Company
  • Acting on the sale of Glazewing’s trade waste business to Veolia
  • Acting for the MBO team on the acquisition of a civil and structural engineering business
  • Acting on the sale of energy company Firefly’s event rental business, to specialist equipment and crane hire firm Hewden Stuart Limited
  • Acting for the owners of Cophall Parking Gatwick Ltd on the sale of the business and site to Group First, the investment arm of Park First
  • Acting for the owners and management team of Brighton based E-learning business, Brightwave Group in its sale to Capita PLC.
  • Sale of shares in Marlborough Communications to Cohort plc
  • Sale of East Sussex based illustrated publisher Ilex Press on its business and asset sale to Octopus Publishing, part of the Hatchette Group
  • Sale of shares in Lewes Holdings Group/Ivy Press to Quarto Publishing Limited
  • Restructure and sale of The Roundstone Nursery Group (a plant nursery business) and merger with Newey Group
  • Advising on the acquisition of Pyroban by US construction giants, Caterpillar

Languages

English

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

DMH Stallard LLP’s corporate/M&A team at Gatwick is led by Jonathan Grant and John Yates. The regional team has seen a significant increase in PE deals as well as deals with a value exceeding £20m. On the corporate side, Jonathan Grant, Abigail Owen, Helen Mead, and the newly recruited Mark Diamond are well known for being able to ‘fully understand the aims of the transaction and where they can add value’. On the commercial side, John Yates’ previous career in the music industry enables him to establish strong relationships with many media clients. Debbie Venn has strong expertise in the travel sector.

DMH Stallard LLP’s corporate/M&A team at Gatwick is led by Jonathan Grant and John Yates. The regional team has seen a significant increase in PE deals as well as deals with a value exceeding £20m. On the corporate side, Jonathan Grant, Abigail Owen, Helen Mead, and the newly recruited Mark Diamond are well known for being able to ‘fully understand the aims of the transaction and where they can add value’. On the commercial side, John Yates’ previous career in the music industry enables him to establish strong relationships with many media clients. Debbie Venn has strong expertise in the travel sector.