Mae Salem is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Leeds. Mae has experience in private acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, corporate restructuring and generally advising clients in a corporate setting.

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Examples of Advising Private Equity
  • Advising Elysian Capital on its investment in the Activate Group.
  • Advising Endless on its investments in the Wonder Group, Victoria Plum and Sewtec Automation and its exit from the Adare Group.
  • Advising Growth Capital Partners on its investment in, and exit from the DMW Group.
  • Advising Mobeus Equity Partners on its investments in Star Brands, Orbital Net and Redline Assured Security.
  • Advising Nimbus on its investment in the Customade Group.
  • Advising Perwyn on its investment in Killer Ink.
  • Advising Inflexion on its investments in Independent Transition Management and PMC Treasury.
  • Advising ECI Partners on its investment in the Clear Insurance Group.
Examples of Advising Management Teams on Private Equity Investments
  • Advising the management team of IP Integration on Ethos' investment
  • Advising the management team of Hippo Digital on GCP's investment.
  • Advising the management team of IDHL on Bridgepoint's investment.
  • Advising the management team of Global Autocare on LDC's investment.
  • Advising the management team of Zyro Fisher on Palatine Private Equity's investment.
  • Advising the management team of E-days on Palatine Private Equity's investment.
Examples of Advising on Trade Transactions (Including PE-backed Trade)
  • Advising the shareholders of Nimble on their sale to SCC (Rigby Group).
  • Advising the shareholders of Experian on their sale to Experian.
  • Advising Hippo Digital on its acquisition of The Data Shed.
  • Advising the shareholders of Marlin Green on their sale to K2.
  • Advising the Operam Group on its acquisition of Provision Recruitment.
  • Advising Progeny on its acquisitions of Chartered Wealth Management, Carbon Financial, Fiscal Engineers, Lewis Brownlee and Balmoral Wealth Management.
  • Advising Sunbelt Rentals on its acquisitions of PKE Lighting and Acorn Film and Video.
  • Advising the shareholders of Ultimate Packaging on their sale to ProAmpac.
  • Advising Investec Wealth and Investment on its acquisitions of Murray Asset Management and other wealth management businesses and its sale to Williams de Broe.
  • Advising KONE Plc on its acquisition of Consult Lift Services.
  • Advising Redmayne-Bentley LLP on various acquisition, including of Havelock Hunter.
  • Advising the shareholders of Redline Assured on the sale of its shares to Air Partner Plc.
  • Advising the Tilney Group on its share acquisition of the Index Wealth Management Group.
  • Advising the Punter Southall Group on the acquisition of Towry's pensions consulting business and the acquisition of JDP Financial Services.
  • Advising the 2 Sisters Food Group on the £67 million sale of the Matthew Walker Christmas pudding business to Valeo Foods Group.
  • Advising Mayborn on its acquisition of the Gro Company.
  • Advising TransUnion on multiple divestments.
  • Advising the shareholders of the Chaucer Foods Group on the US$130 million disposal to Japan-based food group, Nagatanien.
  • Advising NSI-MI Technologies, an Atlanta, Georgia-based corporation, on its acquisition of Sheffield based Frequensys Limited.


  • College of Law, York, L.P.C., 2010
  • University of Hull, LL.B., 2009


  • England and Wales, 2012
  • Named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 List for 2024
  • Awarded Thompson Reuters® Stand-Out Lawyer (2021 and 2024)
  • Winner of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award – 2023 Insider's Yorkshire Young Professionals Awards
  • Winner of the Emerging Dealmaker of the Year Award – 2022 Insider’s Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards
  • Winner of the Rising Star of the Year Award – 2022 TheBusinessDesk's Yorkshire Rainmaker Awards
  • Recognised and recommended in The Legal 500 UK for M&A/Corporate and Commercial
  • Private Equity team named Team of the Year (Transactions) at the Unquote Private Equity Awards 2022

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