Jonathan Jones advises on all aspects of corporate finance work and has a particular specialism in private equity. He acts for financial institutions, private companies and management teams in the acquisition and disposal of private companies, many of which are cross-border.

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    • Advising Zenith on its £750 million buy-out backed by Bridgepoint and paralleled acquisition of CVL for £110 million.
    • Advising Endless on the MBO of Sewtec.
    • Advising LDC on the secondary buy-out of Pelsis for £110 million.
    • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Zyro Fisher to Palatine.
    • Advising Essential Fleet Services on the bolt-on acquisition of Go Plant.
    • Advising Adare on its demerger into Adare SEC and Adare International.
    • Acting for Ikano Bank SA on the acquisition of Quant.
    • Acting for Management on the MBO of MTI.
    • Acting for Sharp Electronics on the acquisition of Midshire Business Systems.


    • College of Law, York, 1990
    • University of Sheffield, LL.B., Hons, 1989


    • England and Wales (solicitor), 1992


    • English
    • French
    • Notable practitioner in IFLR1000 2019 for private equity and M&A
    • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Corporate/M&A – Mid-Market & Private Equity, Yorkshire
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for M&A – mid-market, £50 million-£250 million
    • Recommended as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Corporate and Commercial
    • Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year 2011/12
    • Yorkshire Legal Dealmaker of the Year 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011
    • Leeds Law Society Presidents Award 2011
    • “Highly experienced and commercial”, Chambers UK 2017
    • “Superb to deal with – he could not have been better”, Chambers UK 2017

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