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Jon Lawley, Partner at Acuity Law
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Whether you are buying, selling, starting, or investing in a company, the structure of the transaction is central to success at a time of increasing global competitiveness.

Whatever the size or complexity of the transaction, we guide you through all stages of your corporate development, aligning your business strategies and growth ambitions with transactions that minimise risks and maximise returns.

We work with start-ups, high-growth companies, and large corporations to close their deals quickly, efficiently, and on the best possible terms. We also work with private equity investors and venture capitalists to build and realise value on exit.

We’ve won countless awards for our incisive advice and the way we understand the commercial drivers behind every transaction, the regulatory context and the pressures our clients face.

We’re also experts in project management, linking with other professional advisers to seamlessly execute complex deals through all stages of a transaction.

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures and partnering arrangements
  • Management buy-outs and management buy-ins
  • Employee share schemes and enterprise management incentives
  • Business transfers and restructuring
  • Private equity and venture capital investments

 

  • Advised IX Group Limited on the sale of its subsidiaries to Kester Capital, a primary buyout specialist
  • Acted on the management buy in and investment in Cardiff-headquartered Learna Limited
  • Advised the selling shareholders of Lenstec Optical Group Limited, a Wales-based optical products manufacturer, on the sale of the business to Essilor Group, a global brand and world leader in ophthalmic optics
  • Acting for Brickability on acquisition of Beacon Roofing Limited in £6.5million deal
  • Acting for healthcare staffing provider Independent Clinical Services in its acquisition of ProClinical Limited, a leading recruitment agency in the pharma and life sciences sector with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore
  • Lead advisers on the acquisition by Neptune 6 of Newport Wafer Fab, a global player in the semiconductor technology sector, from Infineon Technologies AG in a public-private deal backed by HSBC and Welsh Government
  • Acting for Portman Healthcare, the fastest-growing group of private dental practices in the UK, with an end-to-end service for its long-term acquisitive growth strategy
  • Advising FTSE 250 company Capita plc on various high-value and complex corporate transactions with a typical deal value of between £5m to £30m
  • Acted on the sale of marine and energy engineering group Harris Pye Engineering to Dubai-based Joulon, a company backed by global private equity firm KKR
  • Acting on a variety of transactions as part of leading building materials firm Brickability’s ongoing acquisition strategy
  • Advised BikePark Wales, the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park, on an equity investment by BCF Ventures and funding by AIB Bank to facilitate its ambitious growth plans
  • Advising global staffing specialists Your World Recruitment on a variety of corporate transactions and contractual arrangements as part of its acquisitive business growth

Accolades

  • Winners of Legal Team of the Year – Dealmakers Wales 2020.
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500.
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners.
  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year – Wales Legal Awards 2020.

Testimonials

“The team consistently displays a complete commitment to supporting you in getting the engagement completed successfully and efficiently.”

“Highly personable individuals across the team, able to translate their demonstrable strong technical knowledge into “easy to understand” language and advice.”

“Great team, stuff full of exciting talent and genuinely nice people.”

“The corporate team at Acuity are true business partners to our company. They provide essential advice in a timely professional manner.”

“Engagement with Acuity was a pleasure. The whole team was on the ball, attentive, explained everything in layman’s terms throughout the whole process.”

Beverley Jones, Partner at Acuity Law

Beverley Jones

Partner
James Hardy, Partner at Acuity Law

James Hardy

Consultant Partner
Jon Lawley, Partner at Acuity Law

Jon Lawley

Partner
Paul Lowe, Partner at Acuity Law

Paul Lowe

Partner
Phil Pugh, Partner at Acuity Law

Phil Pugh

Partner
Natalie Jones, Senior Associate at Acuity Law

Natalie Jones

Senior Associate
Tom Saunderson, Corporate Senior Associate at Acuity Law

Tom Saunderson

Senior Associate
Chiara Howfield, Associate at Acuity Law

Chiara Howfield

Associate

Benedetta Cocconi

Solicitor

Elle McCook

Solicitor

Emma Lewis

Solicitor
Ffion Morgan, Trainee Solicitor at Acuity Law

Ffion Morgan

Solicitor

Joe Rogers

Solicitor
Joe Smith, Trainee Solicitor at Acuity Law

Joe Smith

Solicitor

Beth Gilbert

Trainee Solicitor

Laura Spence

Trainee Solicitor
David Williams, Paralegal at Acuity Law

David Williams

Trainee Solicitor
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Taylor Morgan

Trainee Solicitor

Ben Edwards

Paralegal
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