As the head of Osborne Clarke’s Business Transaction practice group, and International Service Line Leader of our Corporate team, Greg has built up a wealth of private equity, commercial practice and corporate knowledge that makes him an asset to his clients – many of whose relationships with us span more than a decade.

The best lawyers require both the drive and the ambition to become technically excellent in order to provide the most value to their clients – something Greg considers both dynamic and rewarding. And as an advocate for leading by example, he’s happiest when putting this professional drive into action and leading deals for his clients. 

His work is enriched by the variety of his experience. Having sat both investment-side and company side when it comes to Private Equity deals, as well as sitting on international and executive boards, he knows exactly what’s happening on the ‘other side of the table’, applying this knowledge to clients’ advantage.

Greg was named Lawyer of the Year at the 2021 Thames Valley Deal Awards.

“Nothing builds credibility and traction like a partner who leads by example.”

"He is very experienced and brings a lot of gravitas when it is needed."

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

“The reason myself and my team have a track record of proven success is our commitment to our clients: I believe there is no other law firm who can claim to get to know their clients’ markets, sectors and businesses as deeply as we do."

 

Work

Onecom

Advised the management team of leading telecoms provider, Onecom, on £100 million funding package from private equity firm LDC and credit funds managed by an affiliate of Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) to help support organic and acquisitive growth.

G3 Comms

Advised the management shareholders of G3 Comms in relation to a significant investment from Apiary Capital whereby Apiary acquired a majority stake in G3 Comms and its subsequent merger with Connect Managed Services.

Finantix Group

Advised the founders of Finantix Group (FinTech business) on a complex deal with US-based private equity house, Motive Partners. The business spans seven jurisdictions.

Focus Group

Advised Focus Group, a leading UK provider of communications and IT solutions, and its shareholders and management team, on a significant minority investment from Bowmark.

IDScan

Advised fintech business IDScan on its £45m sale to GB Group Plc.

Lloyds Development Capital

Advised on the £72m merger of Snell & Wilcox and Pro-Bel, two leading providers of technology to the international broadcasting market.

Lloyds Development Capital

Advised on the tax on various LDC deals including the management buyout of United House.

Shareholders of Leasedrive Group Limited

Acted for the shareholders on the sale of Leasedrive to a Newco backed by HgCapital and its subsequent merger with Zenith.

Millgate Developments Limited

Advised the shareholders of Millgate Homes on its merger with Countryside, backed by US VC Oaktree Capital.

Precise Media Holdings Limited

Advised the shareholders of Precise Media Holdings Limited (including Phoenix Equity Partners), a leading provider of media monitoring, insight and analysis services, on the sale of a majority stake to WPP’s research arm Kantar.

Shareholders of Shires Holdings Limited

Advised the shareholders of Shires Holdings Limited on the sale of advanced lighting specialist JCC Lighting to US electrical manufacturer Leviton.

Rockhopper

Advised Rockhopper on the £39m buy out of the online magazine publisher, Imagine Publishing Group.

A pan-European telecommunications group

Advised a pan-European telecommunications group on the sale of its UK and Irish subsidiaries by way of an insolvency process in conjunction with the solvent sale of its European subsidiaries.

Southern Communications
Advised the founders of Southern Communications on the original MBO opposite Livingbridge, subsequent transformative acquisition of 2 Circles, and debt refinancing with Ares.
Lucid Group

Advised the management team and shareholders of Lucid Group, on its partnership with intermediate Capital Group.

James and James Fulfilment

Advised LDC on its investments in James and James Fulfilment.

Phoenix Datacom

Advised LDC on the MBO of data and network security specialist Phoenix Datacom.

CIPHR

Advised CIPPHR on its MBO with ECI.

Moortec Semicoductor Limited
Advised the shareholders of Moortec Semiconductor Limited on the sale of the company to Synopsys, Inc.
Odeon Cinema Group

Advising the management team of Odeon and & UCI Cinemas Group on the proposed sale to AMC Theatre. 

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