Chris is a Partner in the Corporate team.
He provides guidance on all forms of corporate transactional work, including acquisitions and disposals, venture capital investments, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, joint ventures, demergers, and company restructurings. Chris helps companies to grow their businesses by continually reviewing their portfolios and develop strategic planning and preparation for expansion, merger, or sale.
With experience in the retail dispensing pharmacy sector, he works with some of the largest independently owned multiple pharmacy groups in the UK, such as PCT Healthcare Limited and the healthcare teams in commercial banks such as Barclays.
Recent examples of how Chris has supported clients include:
- advising Community Pharmacies (UK) on its establishment in 2009 and subsequent expansion to become an 18-branch group, acting on their ultimate sale to the Day Lewis group in 2017;
- assisting one of the country's largest independently owned pharmacy multiples, PCT Healthcare Limited, on a series of portfolio sales in 2018;
- advising a high-net-worth individual on the multi-million pound sale of a 50 per cent stake in an international software company based in the Cayman Islands; and
- advising the shareholders of Pitman Training Group Limited (including the UK management team and investors based in South Africa), with over 87 franchises globally, on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to Canadian business Launchlife International Inc.