Stacey predominantly focuses on corporate transactional work and is well experienced working for serial acquirers, owner-managers and investors. She advises on a range of corporate law areas, including business disposals, acquisitions, re-organisations, joint ventures and share buy backs, as well providing general company law and governance advice. Stacey advises both listed and private companies, as well as advising on private equity transactions and investments. 

She is well known in the North East deal community and is member of the regional CBI Emerging Leaders' Board. She was highlighted in 2020 as a "rising star" in the Legal 500 and won the Insider Media Emerging Dealmaker of the Year award 2020/2021. She was also shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the North East Insider Media awards in September 2021.

Experience

Examples of experience include:

  • Advising Nestware Holdings, holding company of Carpetright on numerous acquisitions including Carpet & Flooring (Trading) Limited, Keswick Flooring and Flooring Megastore and Contemporary Trade Flooring

  • Acting for Caspian Learning Limited, on its investment by Nasdaq Ventures, the investment arm of electronic exchange Nasdaq

  • Regularly acting for Vertu Motors plc including on its c£18.7m acquisition of BMW, MINI and Motorrad dealerships in the North from Inchcape, its acquisition Hughes Group Holdings Limited and Gordon Lamb Group Limited and its £8.8m acquisition of VW dealerships from Sytner

  • Completing the disposal of three venture capital trust for NVM Private Equity LLP selling to Mercia Asset Management for c£25m

  • Acting for Europcar Group UK on its disposal of Brunel Carriage Limited

  • Advising Mapc Group plc on its £15m acquisition of Lambert Automation Limited

  • Acting for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on its disposal of its stake in RIBA's commercial arm, RIBA Enterprises Ltd (trading as NBS), to Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) for £31.8m and RIBA's ongoing partnership with LDC 

  • Completing the disposal of Psyche Clothing Limited to the Frasers Group

  • Acting for Mercia Asset Management plc on investments, including the investment in green energy tech company, Equiwatt

  • Advising Tekmar Group plc on its c£60m admission to AIM

  • Acting for Mpac Group plc (then Molins PLC) on its £30m disposal of its tobacco manufacturing and instrumentation business to Italian company G.D. S.p.A.

  • Advising AVX Limited on its £118.8m acquisition of TT Electronics Limited

  • Advising Huntsman (Holdings) UK on its acquisition of I.F.S. Chemicals Limited

  • Completing a pre-flotation share reorganisation and assisting on the £106m flotation of Quantum Pharma Plc

  • Acting for Seaward Holding Group Limited for the family shareholders and option holders on the sale of their shares to German company Metrawatt International GmbH 

  • Acting for UK Land Estates Limited on its section 110 de-merger and subsequent investment into the newly de-merged UK Land Investments Limited by Northumberland Estates Limited and Forth England Limited

  • Assisting UK Land Estates (Partnership) Limited on its acquisition of North East Property Partnership for £58m

  • Assisting Winn Solicitors Limited on the £42m investment by JZI including a disposal by shareholders of 60% of their shareholding.