Giles Chesher is a partner in the Global Corporate Practice. He is based in our Manchester office, where he heads up the Manchester Corporate team. Giles' particular expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and private equity. He has worked on a number of high-profile private equity and M&A transactions in the local, national and international markets, acting for a wide variety of corporate and institutional clients. Giles also acts as a trusted business adviser to corporate clients on structural, organisational and strategic legal matters, assisting with dynamic growth strategies, defensive cost cutting measures and everything in between.

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  • Miss Group Holdings Limited – Advising on the acquisition of Stable Host LLC.
  • Paragon Internet – Advising on 10 acquisitions in 12 months following the sale to Host Europe (now part of GoDaddy).
  • Bourne Leisure Limited – Advising on the acquisition of Celtic Haven Limited.
  • NorthEdge Capital – Advising on the investment in Cloud Technology Solutions Limited (a cloud infrastructure specialist).
  • GB Group – Advising on the acquisitions of Imagemetry, PCA Direct and IDScan.
  • Birchwood Park – Advising on the acquisition by Warrington Borough Council.
  • On The Beach – Advising on the acquisition of
  • Outsourcery plc – Advising on its IPO and placing on AIM.
  • Zeus (NOMAD) – Advising on several IPOs.
  • BGF – Advising on its investments in Medicina, Grace Cole, RSK and Luby Group.
  • Findel plc – Advising on the sale of Kitbag to Fanatics, Inc.


  • College of Law, Chester, L.P.C., 2001
  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth, B.A., 2000


  • England and Wales, 2003
  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Corporate/M&A – Mid-Market & Private Equity, North West
  • Recommended as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Corporate and commercial

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