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 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 Grafton Group plc (LSE:GFTU) on the acquisition of Leyland SDM for £82.4 million.
    • 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 of Prescient Healthcare Group on an investment by Baird Capital.
    • 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 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 to pharmaceutical companies, 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 (LSE:COA), a leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, on its acquisition of GSD, a supplier of management solutions in the sewn products sector.
    • Advising Grafton Group plc (LSE:GFTU) on several acquisitions including the acquisition of T.G. Lynes Ltd, Carlton Manufacturing Limited and Parkes Services Limited.
    • Advising EDF Energy Renewables Limited on the sale of a majority equity stake in a 72MW portfolio of three of its onshore wind farms to China Nuclear Power Corporation.
    • Assisting with advising management on the MBO of Airwair International (Dr Martens) by Permira.
    • Assisting with the disposal SKYCIG, one of the UK’s leading premium brands of electronic cigarettes to Lorillard, Inc. for up to £60 million.
    • 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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