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Laurence Whymark


Laurence is an Associate who advises on a broad range of corporate matters, including transactional mergers and acquisitions work for public and private companies, private equity investments and general corporate advisory work.



Laurence advises on a broad range of corporate matters for public and private companies as well as individual controlling shareholders and management teams across a spectrum of transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, management buy-outs and general corporate advisory work.

Laurence is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advised Hong Kong-listed Symphony Holdings Limited (“Symphony”) on the $28 million disposal of its Pony international footwear brand, in part to the Iconix Brand Group (“Iconix”) and in part to a new joint venture between Symphony and Iconix.
  • Advising the independent board of Caretech Holdings PLC, one of the UK's largest social care providers who are AIM-listed, in its “take private” sale carried out by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 to a management-led bidding vehicle, Amalfi Bidco Limited, for c.£870.3 million.
  • Advising a UK-based care home provider on the potential sale of a selection of their UK property portfolio to their landlord, following on from previous portfolio sales to other purchasers.
  • Acted for a UK Main Market listed housing developer in their acquisition of a number of development sites across various regions of England – including Surrey, London, Essex and Kent.
  • Acting for and advising Puma Private Equity on a range of VCT and EIS qualifying investments and follow-on investments, across a variety of different sectors.
  • Advised the shareholders of a UK-based business payment processing company in the disposal of their shares (being the entire issued share capital of the company) pursuant to an option exercised by one of their customers, contained within a previous Investment Agreement.


  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Legal Practice (Solicitors Apprenticeship), City, University of London (2021)

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