Expertise

Paul acts on all aspects of M&A and corporate investment. Paul manages our relationship with a number of corporate and institutional clients, but also frequently acts for individuals, families and shareholders of private companies who are selling their business. In doing so, he understands what tends to be important for those shareholders and helps to ease them comfortably through the legal aspects of a transaction and explain what is and isn't important and/or "normal" in similar transactions. He acts for and against private equity houses on their investments, on managing their portfolio companies during the life of their investments and on helping them to deliver successful exits. 

A sample of the deals he has advised on recently is below:

  • the investment by CBPE into ETL Systems
  • the investment by Elysian Capital into Mergon Group
  • the sale of Direct Healthcare to Archimed (and numerous acquisitions for Direct Healthcare)
  • the sale of Cawood Scientific to Waterland Private Equity (and numerous acquisitions for Cawood)
  • acting for PZ Cussons Plc in relation to the disposals of its Nigerian diary business, its personal care business in Poland and its oil and spreads business in Greece
Experience

Paul has also advised on:

  • acting for The Pebble Group plc on its acquisition of Facilis and subsequent admission to trading to AIM
  • acting for NVM in relation to its investment in Knowsley Construction
  • acting for the shareholders in relation to the sale of Beautyworks to Beauty Industry Group 
  • acting for Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment into Mobius Life 
  • the formation, acquisitions and subsequent sale of Concept Life Sciences for Equistone and its shareholders
  • acting for Waterland in relation to their investment in Sandcastle Care
  • acting for Ardenton in relation to its investment in Corbetts 
  • acting for founders on the sale of Acheson & Acheson to The Hut Group
  • acting for founders on the sale of The Organic Pharmacy to Instituto Ganassini
  • the sale of Key Retirement Group for its shareholders
  • acting for ECI on its investment into Clark Energy, Imagesound and CPOMS
  • the buyout of Cawood Scientific, Mountain Warehouse and UKFast for Inflexion
  • the buyout of Future Industrial Services, Direct Healthcare and Accrol Papers for NorthEdge Capital
  • acting for founders on the sale of Bulldog Skincare to Edgewell Personal Care
  • acting for founders on the sale of REN Skincare to Unilever
  • acting for the shareholders of Hadfield Wood Recycling on its sale to Enva
  • acting for shareholders on the sale of Bifold Group Limited to Rotork plc 
  • acting for founders on the sales of each of Acheson and Acheson and Eyeko to The Hut Group
  • the sale of KDC Holdings to Veolia
  • the buyouts of Mini-Cam Holdings, Ellis Whittam, Fishawack and Chargepoint for LDC 
  • the sale of Brookson Group for its founders to Riverside Capital 
  • acting for the shareholders of Seabrook Crisps Ltd on its sale to Calbee (UK) Ltd
  • acting for the shareholders of The Creative Engagement Group on its sale to Huntsworth Plc
Year Qualified
  • 2001
Education
  • University of Leeds, 1998, LLB Law
  • The College of Law, 1999, LPC
Testimonials

Chambers and Partners has described Paul as "singled out by market sources as a rising star", as "highly valued by clients, who say he is very involved and a pleasure to work with" and "praised for his great advice and experience beyond his years".