Chris Blair’s practice covers all aspects of corporate work, including UK and cross-border private and public mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions, corporate reorganisations and corporate governance.

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    • Acted for a spend control software provider on its US$132.5 million acquisition of an e-commerce business constituting a reverse takeover on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
    • Acted for a healthcare technology group on its £223.9 million acquisition by a European private equity firm, effected by way of scheme of arrangement.
    • Acted on behalf of a nominated advisor in connection with the £103.5 million admission of a UK-based legal and professional services business to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
    • Acted on behalf of a nominated advisor in connection with the £130 million admission of a provider of outsourced regulatory and business support to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
    • Acted for the management team of a precision engineering business on its secondary buyout backed by a private equity investment firm.
    • Acted for a US-based environmental services group on its acquisition of a leading ecological consultancy.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, Manchester, LPC, 2010
    • University of Manchester, LL.M., 2009

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2016
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