The Corporate and Commercial team at one of London’s leading law firms, Joelson, have assisted the management teams at some of the UK’s leading firms with a flurry of transactions.
The firm has a long history of supporting management teams with their transactions and finance requirements – building an enviable reputation for delivering quick successes.
In recent months the practice has worked with a wide range of clients with M&A activities and supporting management in relation to private equity backed transactions, the most significant of which was its instruction by the management team behind Clarion Events.
Clarion are long term clients of Joelson and have benefited from their advice on a decade’s worth of multi-million pound deals.
Its latest work saw Clarion, which employs more than 950 employees at 13 locations around the world, acquired by US firm Blackstone.
The team at Clarion, led by CEO Russell Wilcox, have said Joelson were “fantastic in negotiating a great deal” adding that on an earlier deal, which was completed in just five days, that nothing was “too difficult” for the Corporate or Commercial department.
Another management team to benefit from Joelson’s expertise this year is Little Dish – the UK’s leader in healthy, nutritious food for toddlers.
With the help of Joelson they were able to receive growth equity investment from Profile Capital Management LLC – a Chicago-based family office.
This deal required the firm’s specialist knowledge of multi-jurisdictional matters and its experience of cross-border transactions.
Phil Hails-Smith, Corporate and Commercial, said: “We are very proud of our proven track record of helping companies with complex international transactions.
“The comments that we frequently receive from clients on the quality of our service and the level of our expertise are clear indications of the benefit they receive from working with our knowledgeable team.
“We feel very honoured to have established long lasting working relationships with the likes of Clarion, as this helps us to gain a greater understanding of their goals, which can prove essential when providing tailored advice and support to a firm.
Recent months have also seen the experienced team at Joelson assist the management team at Ski Solutions with its secondary management buyout (MBO).
Craig Burton, CEO of Ski Solutions said that Joelson has done an “incredible job” on guiding him and the management team through the technical complexities of a secondary buyout and added that it had kept him “generally smiling throughout the twists and turns of the deal process.”
The firm also worked with May Capital’s management team on its acquisition of Punch Taverns Plc earlier this year, which saw Joelson’s Corporate and Commercial team, which also includes partners Paul Chiappe, Sheldon Cordell, Philippa Sturt and Richard Barnett, provide assistance with the complexities of the joint transaction alongside Patron Capital – a separate investment firm.
“At Joelson we appreciate that selling, acquiring or financing a business can be a significant turning point in a company’s history, which is why try to provide advice that is sensitive to the needs and expectations of management teams,” added Phil.