Tom is a senior associate within the corporate team at Acuity Law. His expertise includes a broad spectrum of M&A and investment work (including private equity and early stage investments) and commercial projects. He has built a strong network and heads up a number of key client relationships.
Tom has played a key advisory role on several high-profile recent deals including the sale of digital signage and IPTV provider, Tripleplay Services, to US company Uniguest and the sale of Hereford Contract Canning to Rutland Partners. Both for significant undisclosed sums. Tom has also lead on a number of recent acquisitions by serial corporate acquirer Brickability Group plc.
Several deals on which Tom has advised have gone on to win awards at the Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards; a testament to his ability and the high caliber transactions he works on. Tom’s contribution and commercial acumen have been recognised by him being shortlisted as Young Dealmaker of the Year at the 2020 Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards.
Advising the shareholders of Tripleplay on their multi million pound sale to Uniguest , a private equity backed US based cybersecurity technology solutions business, with the newly combined operation of ONELAN and Tripleplay becoming the largest IPTV, digital signage and room booking solutions provider in the world.
Acting for the shareholders of Hereford Contract Canning, one of the UK’s largest independent drinks canning facilities, on their multi-million pound sale to PE firm Rutland Partners, which saw the founders of HCC rolling up a minority interest in the new private equity ownership structure.
Advising cooling technology company Sure Chill on their £4m investment from PE firm the Garage SOHO and Novastar Ventures, a Kenya-based venture capital fund manager. This deal won ‘Venture Capital Deal of the Year at the 2019 Insider Media Wales Dealmakers Awards.
Advising Delio Limited, a high growth Cardiff based Fintech provider, in relation to its 2.3 m investment from PE firm Maven Capital Partners and existing investors (including DBW). The investment has supported the business in scaling its international sales team across key global financial locations.
Advising on the acquisition by Neptune 6 of the shares in Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) from Infineon AG, and the associated commercial and finance arrangements – winner of the Deal of the Year award at the Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards 2018. Tom is part of the Acuity team which continues to support NWF as it expands its operations to become a leading player in the international semiconductor sector.
Advising the shareholders of BikePark Wales on an investment from private equity firm BCF Equity Partners, with support from AIB Bank, helping to fund ambitious growth plans for the site near Merthyr Tydfil. This deal won the Small Business Deal of the Year award at the Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards 2018.
Acting on Bridgend based Brickability Group plc (corporate acquirer of the year at the 2018 and 2019 Insider Media Wales Dealmaker Awards) on the refinance of its term loan facility with Lloyds Bank and AIB together with the concurrent completion of three separate company acquisitions.
Acting for ICSG Limited in its acquisition of ProClinical Limited, a life sciences recruitment business with subsidiaries in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore, which included coordinating and managing lawyers across multiple jurisdictions.
The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.
The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500.
The Corporate Team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.
Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year
Wales Legal Awards 2020