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”Chiara at Acuity was so helpful and knowledgeable in working with me, step-by-step through the process, providing the right advice at the right time. Any queries and questions were answered very promptly to ensure the process was concluded as swiftly as possible. I can’t thank Chiara and the wider Acuity team enough for their part in concluding this legal process with me.”

Chiara Howfield

Senior Associate
Recent Work

Chiara is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team at Acuity Law.

She has broad-based expertise across a full range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and investments.

Chiara is experienced in advising clients across the gamut of industry sectors, both nationally and internationally, and has been active in many of the team’s most high-profile matters. She has a particular focus on the healthcare sector, and has assisted leading healthcare clients on UK acquisitions, reorganisations, shareholder matters, and refinances.

Chiara was nominated as Emerging Dealmaker of the Year in the 2022 Wales Insider Dealmaker Awards.

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Shareholders’ agreements and investment agreements
  • Company reorganisations and restructures
  • Banking and financing
  • Advising Licentia Group Ltd, the owner of Mypinpad, an innovator in mobile card payments acceptance and identity authentication software services, on a substantial investment round of $13 million (c. £10.2 million) led by Crossfin Holdings
  • Advising Choice Care Group subsidiary Care Without Compromise Limited in ts acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Aspire (Swansea) Limited and its subsidiary, Aspire Support Options Limited
  • Advising Holdings Limited ( in connection with its sale of the entire issued share capital of The Original Travel House Limited (Travel House) to Hays Travel Limited
  • Acting for the shareholders and management team of leading facilities and environmental services provider MSS Group (UK) Limited in its multimillion-pound sale to RSK Group
  • Advising national care home operator Choice Care Group on its acquisition of Care Without Compromise, a specialist care provider
  • Advising MyPINpad Limited, a global leader in secure payments acceptance and personal authentication solutions using smartphones and tablets, in its merger with SmartPesa, a leading provider of payments and agency banking solutions
  • Advising Verdion Group on multiple transactions, including investments and developments in Rosersberg (Sweden), Oberhausen (Germany), Hannover (Germany), Solrod (Denmark) and Rossington (UK)
  • Acting for Sinclair Motor Group in its acquisition of Shukers from Rubery Owen Group
  • Several refinances including a £45,000,000 refinance of a care provider, a $35,000,000 revolving credit facility for a technology company, and a £24,000,000 facility extension for a hospitality client
  • Acted on behalf of the sellers on the sale of Bettingmetrics to Game Lounge in Sweden
  • Acted on the sale of a leading sustainability consultancy in the Middle East to a French-based company
  • Acted for Bluestone Resorts Wales Limited in relation to the restructure of its group of companies and financing arrangements
  • Worked on the international sale of Harris Pye Engineering Group Limited to Joulon EU Acquisitions S.à.r.l.
  • Advised Hexigone on the £894,000 investment from the British Business Bank Future Fund as well as investment from new enterprise investment scheme investors and existing investors such as the Development Bank of Wales.
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year – Wales Legal Awards 2020
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