Peter is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team.

Experienced in share acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs and buy-ins, equity documentation, shareholder or joint-venture agreements, and articles of association.  Peter undertakes due diligence and disclosure required for corporate transactions, liaising with and project-managing the relevant professional disciplines involved. He is also experienced in franchise portfolio acquisition and disposal, and franchise resales.

Working on business reorganisations, restructuring, demergers and related matters such as share-for-share exchanges, statutory demergers, spin-outs, and stamp duty relief applications. Peter acts for owner-managed SMEs, management buy-out teams, franchisees, property management businesses, private equity investors, as well as letting and estate agencies.

Recent examples of how Peter has supported clients include:

  • completing the £20 million acquisition of a Scottish-based mortgage broker to tight timescales, with listing regulation compliance through tranched buy-out options;
  • successfully finalising the share disposal of a franchise portfolio of six telephone retail stores, advising on complex deal elements and liaising with multiple parties; and
  • supporting on the purchase of a Mexican food chain out of administration during the rapidly evolving onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular reference to employment including TUPE and redundancies, intellectual property and insolvency matters.