William is an associate in the Global Corporate Practice Group based in our London office.

    His practice covers UK and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate advice.

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    • Advising on the establishment of law firm business, investments in such businesses by non-solicitors (including Private Equity) and law firm acquisitions.
    • Advised HomeServe Plc on the acquisition by one of their subsidiaries of the remaining 60% of Checkatrade, the listed household repairs business, in a £54 million deal.
    • Advised HomeServe Plc on the acquisition by one of their subsidiaries of Help-Link UK Limited, a boiler installation business.
    • Advised the shareholders of Hometrack, a property data company that provides automated property valuations, on its acquisition by the Zoopla Property Group Plc, in a £120 million deal.
    • Advised the shareholders of MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Limited on the sale of the company to L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) for up to approximately £288 million.
    • Advised the shareholders of Stem Marketing Limited, a leading global provider of commercial, marketing and medical audits to pharmaceutical companies, on its sale to UDG Healthcare plc (LON: UDG) for up to approximately £84 million.
    • Advised Inflexion Private Equity on the buyout of Group IMD, a market leading technology business and cloud-based provider of distribution workflow for the global advertising industry.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, L.P.C.
    • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law
    • Durham University, B.A.

    Admissions

    • England and Wales
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