Oliver qualified in September 2017, having trained with the firm, and having spent most of this time in the Corporate team.

Oliver has experience of a range of corporate matters, including private company mergers, acquisitions and disposals, public company fundraising, listings, group re-organisations and private equity investments.  He has also experience of assisting with a variety of commercial and corporate matters, including partnership arrangements and joint venture agreements.


Examples of his experience include assisting with:

  • Various fundraisings for Atom Bank plc, a new challenger bank, including its £135m fundraising in 2016, which won the Deal of the Year £10m+ award at the North East's Insider Media Dealmakers Awards 2016
  • Vertu Motors plc's £35million placing in 2016, as well as on its acquisition of Sigma Holdings Limited in March 2016
  • The recommended £66.7m takeover of OpSec Security plc, an anti-counterfeiting specialist, by Orca Bidco Limited
  • The de-merger of an insecticides business, the assets of which included a well-known brand of mosquito-repellent
  • The sale of Rook Matthews Sayer Estate Agents, to Connells
  • North East Growth Fund's first investment in Shampoo Heads and its investment in The Original Sofa Company
  • The £57.3million acquisition of Kew Bridge Court Guernsey Limited by GRIP, the market-led UK residential property fund owned by Grainger plc and APG
  • The sale of Cumbrian-based GenII Engineering & Technology Training Limited to the City and Guilds of London Institute for an initial c.£8million
  • The sale of Simonstone Hall Hotel and arranging for the transfer and assignment of various shooting rights
  • The sale of Stublick Estates Limited, the assets of which included a large grouse moor
  • The set-up of a start-up company with the purpose of designing and building a social media lifestyle app
  • Advising the Cutting Edge Music Group on various joint ventures
  • Advising on the IPO of Venator Materials plc on the New York Stock Exchange.
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