Sarah Quinnell

Senior Associate

Corporate

Expert in mergers and acquisitions (including acquisitions and disposals by way of share sale or assets, management buy in and buy outs), shareholder and joint venture arrangements, private equity and infrastructure and corporate aspects of acquisition finance.

Sarah acts for owner-managers, entrepreneurs, limited liability partnerships, companies, banks and financial institutions. Her sector expertise includes insurance, solar energy and other renewables, care homes, specialist schools and supported living housing.

Work highlights

FINANCING AND ACQUISITIONS

Acting for multiple clients in the supported living sector on the financing and acquisitions of over £150m of projects.


MBO

Acting for multiple clients on re-organisations and management buy-outs.


PRIVATE EQUITY

Advising the shareholders of an established client to a major private equity acquirer; achieving a high multiple of earnings after a competitive deal process for over £80M.


ACQUISITION

Advising Serviced Office Group plc (AIM: SVO), a provider of flexible office space and IT solutions, on its recent acquisition of Avanta Managed Offices Limited and associated placing (arranged by Shore Capital) and amendment and restatement of HSBC banking facilities.


SHAREHOLDER SALE

Advising the shareholders on the sale of a privately-held insurance group to a French acquirer.


SHAREHOLDER SALE

Advising the shareholders of Marlborough Communications Ltd, a specialist supplier of electronic warfare, communications and surveillance technology, in their sale to Cohort PLC.


SHARE SALE

Advising the shareholders of TriSystems Ltd in their sale of shares to EBIX Singapore PTE Ltd, a subsidiary of Ebix, Inc.(NASDAQ:EBIX).


INVESTMENT

Advising Secret Sales Limited on its investment from a syndicate of institutional investors, which included Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, Pentech Ventures and OCP Innovation (a fund managed by Partech).


FINANCING

Advising Cape Sierra Hotel Company Limited on the project financing for the new development of Hilton Freetown Cape Sierra Hotel in Sierra Leone.


DISPOSALS AND ACQUISITIONS

Advising a financial institution and private company on various solar energy projects, acquisitions and disposals.


SHAREHOLDER SALE

Advising the shareholders of Kineo, an e-learning and technology company, on their sale to City & Guilds.


Recent articles

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10/06/2024