Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Corporate partner Andrew Glaze, who has joined the firm from SGH Martineau in Birmingham.
Mr. Glaze has over 17 years’ corporate finance experience, including as a director at Wragge & Co, in particular specialising in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions. He advises quoted companies and major corporates on M&A and all types of public company work.
Earlier this year, Mr. Glaze acted for Keycom plc in connection with its recommended takeover by UKB Networks Limited.
Geoff Perry, head of the Birmingham Corporate team at Squire Patton Boggs, said: “Activity in the Midlands corporate market has improved significantly over the past year, and we are seeing increased deal activity amongst large corporates and institutional investors in particular. In the face of client demand, we have been looking to expand our corporate team in Birmingham. Andrew is an experienced, dynamic lawyer, well-known in the market and by our team, and we are excited to announce his arrival”.
“We are pleased to welcome Andrew on board; his arrival will add significant depth to the services we offer,” commented Nick Green, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Birmingham. “We continue to invest in strengthening our capabilities in the Midlands, and have appointed a number of highly skilled lawyers during the course of the last few months.”
Mr. Glaze’s arrival follows the appointment of Restructuring & Insolvency partner Russell Hill, who joined the firm last month from Eversheds, and the promotion to the partnership of Birmingham lawyers Garon Anthony and Roy Grist, also in May.
The UK-based Corporate team has over 60 lawyers across four offices – London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester – with a strong focus on mid-market M&A, private equity and capital markets.
The firm’s Global Corporate Practice has more than 370 corporate lawyers spanning 44 offices in 21 countries, and is consistently recognised among the top ranked legal practices for domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. In the UK, the Corporate practice is Ranked Tier 1 for M&A: mid-market, £50–£250 million by The Legal 500 UK 2014, and ranks #1 by volume of UK M&A transactions (up to £250 million) in the first half of 2015.