James McKay is a partner in the Corporate Practice based in our London office. His expertise covers all aspects of corporate work with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

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    • Advising Grafton Group plc on the acquisitions of Leyland SDM, Allsands, T Brewer, Wollens, Parkes Services, Carlton Manufacturing, TG Lynes, Crescent Building Supplies, Direct Builders Merchants, Beaumont, Thompsons, Electricbase, Binje Ackermans and Gedimat-Ginion and the disposal of Boole’s Tools and Secon Solar.
    • Advising Polypipe Group plc on the acquisitions of NuAire, Permavoid, Terrain, Marshall Tufflex, Silavent, Ferrob and Surestop and the disposal of PSS.
    • Advising Synthomer plc on the acquisition of Hexion Performance Adhesive & Coatings.
    • Advising Luceco plc on the acquisition of Kingfisher Lighting.
    • Advising Coats Group plc on the disposal of its EMEA crafts business.
    • Advising Low & Bonar plc on the acquisitions of Texiplast and Westbond and the disposal of its artificial grass yarns business and agro textiles business.
    • Advising Ashland on the acquisition of the composite resin manufacturing operations of Reichold at Etain, France.
    • Advising Shred-it on the acquisition of Iron Mountain’s shredding businesses in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
    • Advising the shareholders of Market Data Services on its sale to Sumeru Equity Partners.
    • Advising the shareholders of Adey Innovation on its buyout by LDC.
    • Advising the shareholders of Lintbells on its buyout by Inflexion.
    • Advising the shareholders of National Hickman on its sale to Masonite.
    • Advising the shareholders of the Javelin Group on its sale to Accenture.
    • Advising The BSS Group plc on the recommended cash and share offer by Travis Perkins plc.
    • Advising Latchways plc on its recommended takeover by MSA Safety Inc.
    • Advising Melorio plc on its recommended takeover by Pearson plc.
    • Advising Charterhouse Capital Partners on the disposal of Lucite International.
    • Advising ECI and management on the secondary buy out of Clinisys backed by Montagu Private Equity and the subsequent disposal to Roper Industries.
    • Advising management on the MBO of Dr Martens by Permira.
    • Advising management on the MBO of Reiss by Warburg Pincus.
    • Advising management on the MBO of Seven Investment Management by Caledonia.
    • Advising management on the secondary buyout of Hollywood Bowl by Electra.

    Education

    • College of Law, Guildford, 1995

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 1997
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK for M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m as being “exceptionally attentive, technically knowledgeable” and delivering “a consistently high-quality service”.

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