Giles Chesher's particular expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and private equity, and he leads the private equity practice within the Manchester office.

Giles has worked on a number of high profile private equity and M&A transactions in the local, national and international market, 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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  • Acting for the sellers and management on the sale of On The Beach to Inflexion.  
  • Acting for Outsourcery plc on its IPO and placing on AIM.
  • Acting for Zeus (NOMAD) on several IPOs.
  • Acting for Endless on the acquisition of James Briggs.
  • Acting for ECI Partners on the sale of M2 Digital.
  • Acting for BGF on its investment in Medicina.
  • Acting for Findel plc on the sale of NRS to LDC.


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


  • England and Wales (solicitor), 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
  • Awarded “Best Training Principal” by at the Annual Training and Recruitment Awards 2016.
  • Recognized as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016.
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Corporate and Commercial.
  • Listed as a leading individual in the 2011 edition of The Legal 500 UK.

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