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Corporate and Commercial (Cheltenham)

The Corporate and Commercial teams in Cheltenham provide a comprehensive range of corporate, commercial, capital markets and banking advice.

Equally adept at advising large public companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, private equity and other investment houses and funds, we work with regional, national and international clients on:

  • public takeovers (regulated by the City Code)
  • IPOs
  • rights issues
  • placings
  • Listing Rules advisory work
  • private fund raisings and investments
  • private company mergers
  • joint ventures
  • corporate reorganisations
  • debt financing
  • corporate advisory matters, and
  • commercial contracts.

Specialist support in areas including taxation, insurance and financial services regulation and anti-trust/competition is provided via our other offices.

Our lawyers, most of whom were trained in the City, represent clients across numerous industry sectors, such as technology, media and telecommunications, financial services, renewables, aviation, engineering, retail and leisure and healthcare, and we have extensive experience advising manufacturers operating within these sectors.

We are flexible and responsive in our approach with a clear focus on finding solutions which enable our clients to achieve their goals.


  • Sale of Vero Software by US-based private equity firm, Battery Ventures to Hexagon
  • Purchase for Trifast plc, a premium listed company, of a manufacturing business in Italy
  • Acting for the controlling shareholder of Heritage Oil plc on its city code takeover by a Qatari investment company
  • Acting for the Bond family on the sale of Avincis Group (including Bond Helicopters) to Babcock
  • Acting for Robert Hitchins Limited on substantial new debt facilities with Lloyds Bank and Santander
  • Acting for Premaitha Health on a reverse takeover by ViaLogy PLC (AIM listed)