DWF APPOINTS PRIVATE EQUITY SPECIALIST
12 Dec, 2012
Business law firm DWF has further strengthened its corporate and commercial offering with the appointment of private equity specialist, Jonathan Robinson, as a Partner in its Manchester office.
Jonathan, who previously led Eversheds’ North West Private Equity team, brings with him a wealth of M&A experience. Jonathan’s particular focus on private equity and venture capital has seen him act for a number of institutional investors and management teams on management buyouts, management buy-ins and public to private transactions. He also has extensive experience of advising on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Jonathan most recently advised LDC’s Manchester office in connection with their investment in Bifold Group.
Stephen Houston, National Head of the Corporate and Commercial team at DWF, comments: “Jonathan’s private equity experience in advising both institutional investors and management teams ensures he will be a key addition to the team. His appointment comes at an important time for the firm and demonstrates our commitment to growth and to providing an exceptional service to our clients.”
Jonathan comments: “I am delighted to be joining DWF at such an exciting time in its history following the firm’s recent strategic mergers. The firm’s consistent growth has been achieved by its commitment to providing excellent client service and I’m looking forward to working within such an enthusiastic and energetic organisation to help grow the corporate team across the practice.”
Jonathan has been commended by the leading legal directories, described as a partner who has ‘the rare ability of a lawyer to rise above the detail and drive the big picture’ by Legal 500. Chambers also acknowledges Jonathan for his reputation in completing deals in a pragmatic manner, of which recent highlights include acting for Endless LLP and the management of Crown Paints in Crown’s sale to Hempel and LDC’s investment in Bifold.
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