Joe Abbott is a lawyer in the Corporate Practice Group based in our London office. He focuses his practice on corporate matters including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

    Joe has previously completed secondments at Yum! Restaurants International, EDF Energy Renewables, Renaissance Capital and the Royal Mail Group.

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    • Advising Grafton Group plc on the acquisition of Stairbox, a UK manufacturer and distributor of bespoke wooden staircases, for circa £44 million, the acquisition of Leyland SDM for £82.4 million, the disposal of Plumbase, a specialist UK plumbing and heating business, for circa £60 million and the disposal of its traditional merchanting business for an enterprise value of £520 million to Huws Gray.
    • Advising the shareholders of Lane4, a UK consultancy business, on the sale of the company to Ernst & Young.
    • Advising global video ad management platform Peach (backed by Inflexion) on its acquisition of Stockholm-based ad delivery company Adtoox.
    • Advising the shareholders of Entura International, a global online anti-piracy business, on the sale to Corsearch Inc.
    • Advising the shareholders of Prescient Healthcare Group on an investment by Baird Capital and a subsequent investment by Bridgepoint.
    • Advising on the sale of Helios Medical Communications, a global healthcare communications business, to NorthEdge Capital.
    • Advising on the sale of 90TEN, a global independent healthcare communications consultancy, to Envision Pharma Group (backed by Ardian and GHO Capital).
    • Advising Tenzing Private Equity on the buyout of MPLC, the world’s largest non-theatrical TV and movie licensing company.
    • Advising Live Nation on the acquisitions of Rewind Festival from Global and MCD Productions.
    • Advising Citron Hygiene, a provider of washroom hygiene, pest control, ware-washing and chemical solutions, on five UK acquisitions.
    • Advising the shareholders of Inside Ideas Group on the sale of a majority stake in the company to You & Mr Jones.
    • Advising the shareholders of CRM Students Limited, the UK’s largest independent student accommodation provider, on the sale of the company to CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A.
    • Advising the shareholders of BaseCase GmbH on the sale of the company to Certara USA, Inc.
    • Advising the shareholders and management of Alston Elliot, a leading provider of premium data-driven graphics solutions for live sports broadcasts, on the management buyout by Inflexion Private Equity.
    • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Market Data Services Limited, a technology expense management services company, to US private equity firm Sumeru Equity Partners.
    • Advising the management team of Davies Group on an investment by HGGC.
    • Advising the management team of Lane Clark & Peacock LLP on an investment by Inflexion Private Equity.
    • Advising the management team of CitySprint on the secondary buyout of the business (backed by LDC and Dunedin).
    • Advising the management team of Style Research Limited on the buyout of the business (backed by Lyceum Capital).
    • Advising the shareholders of MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd on the sale of the company to L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) for up to approximately £288 million.
    • Advising the shareholders of Stem Marketing Limited, a leading global provider of commercial, marketing and medical audits, on the sale of the company to UDG Healthcare plc (LON: UDG) for up to approximately £84 million.
    • Advising Inflexion Private Equity on the buyout of Group IMD from Vitruvian Partners.
    • Advising the shareholders of BaxterBruce Limited, a management consultancy firm, on the sale of the company to Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting LLP.
    • Advising the shareholders of National Hickman, a leading supplier of doorkits, on the sale of the company to Masonite International Corporation (NYSE:DOOR) for approximately US$82 million.
    • Advising the shareholders of MLex Limited, a global legal media organisation, on the sale of the company to Lexis Nexis.
    • Advising Coats Group plc, a leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, on its acquisition of GSD.
    • Advising management on the MBO of Airwair International (Dr Martens) by Permira.
    • Advising the shareholders of Abacus International, a health market access consultancy company, on the sale of the company to Decision Resources Group.
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    Education

    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2010
    • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma, Law, 2009
    • University of London, B.A., Honors, 2008

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2013
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