Stephen is the head of our national corporate team. He specialises in corporate finance work and, in particular, M&A and private equity transactions. He also advises on joint ventures and other shareholder arrangements, as well as corporate reorganisations and corporate governance and compliance issues.

He regularly advises public and private corporates on a range of corporate transactions. He has a reputation for understanding what is important to clients on a particular deal and translating that into a focussed advice and a tailored approach. There are a number of clients where he supports them on all of their UK M&A activity.

Experience

Examples of experience include advising:

  • Old Mutual Wealth on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Intrinsic Financial Services Limited, the UK’s largest network of restricted and independent financial advisers
  • Chemring Group Plc on UK M&A transactions including the disposal of its international marine division to a PE-backed US buyer
  • Transdev plc. on UK M&A transactions including the UK aspects of its global merger with Veolia and recent strategic disposals and acquisitions
  • Working with an unlisted plc to deliver 6 M&A deals in the last eighteen months.

Stephen is recognised as a leader in his field of corporate finance by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015.

"Calls a spade a spade and his advice is absolutely straight down the line."

"He has a razor-sharp mind but is also very laid-back and has a good sense of humour."

Chambers 2015