About Me

I am a senior associate in our international Corporate group based in London helping businesses and individuals with mergers & acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, re-organisations and general corporate advisory work.

I have particular experience advising on private mergers & acquisitions, often involving cross-border elements which require collaboration with specialists, overseas counsel and financial advisers.

I joined Bird & Bird in early 2020 and have been involved in transactions across the Tech & Comms, Energy & Utilities, Sport, Life Sciences and Retail sectors. I am a member of both the Tech & Comms and Energy & Utilities sector groups which the firm operates.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird I worked for a leading commercial firm acting for national and international clients in Leeds where I remained following university studies, after growing up in the North-East of Scotland.
Experience
  • Advised Indian agrochemicals client, Safex Chemicals India Limited, on its €83 million acquisition of Briar Chemicals Limited, the leading agrochemicals contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) provider, from the pan-European alternative investment firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities.
  • Advised global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) on the acquisition of UK based Bristol Uniforms, a leading innovator and provider of protective apparel to the fire and rescue services sector) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million (Deal of the year at Insider's Southwest Dealmakers Awards 2021).
  • Advised Gamma Communications plc on the acquisition of Mission Labs Limited, a leading developer of applications to manage Cloud Contract Centres and Cloud communications.
  • Advised the shareholders of Vohkus Limited, the fifth-largest IT reseller in the UK, which turns-over £100million and has 160 staff, on the sale to Specialist Computer Centres plc.
  • Advised Acendre, a leading provider of highly secure talent management software, on the acquisition of Vacancy Filler, a provider of modern applicant tracking and onboarding software.
  • Advised on the sale of the Barbados Tridents, the Caribbean Premier League franchise, to Royal Sports Group (EM Sporting Holdings Ltd), the owners of the Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise.
  • Advised Six Nations Rugby on their private equity investment deal with CVC Capital Partners.
  • Advised Korean-based Mirae Asset Capital, Celltrion and Premier Partners on Iksuda Therapeutics Limited's $47million Series A financing (circa £34 million).
  • Advised Gulf Islamic Investments LLC on the sale to AW Properties Limited of a leading aerospace corporation's UK headquarters at Celtic Spring Business Park near Newport, South Wales.
  • Advised the shareholders of Arca Blanca Limited, a fast-growth data consulting company, on the sale to Artefact.
  • Advised Calbee UK, part of a leading global snack company, Calbee Inc., on its acquisition of Seabrook Crisps, the iconic crisp brand.
  • Advised the shareholders of TGW (Holdings) Limited, a leading international industrial knife manufacturer on its acquisition by Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC.
  • Advised Pelsis Holding (UK) Limited on its acquisition of Curtis Gilmour Holding Company, Inc., an international leading in professional and retail pest control products and equipment.
  • Advised Sellers of Blue Logic, an IT services business on its acquisition by IT cloud and managed services specialist, BCN Group.
Education

Studied

  • BPP Law School, LPC
  • Leeds Metropolitan University, BA, Law

Admissions

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2016

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