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.

Currently on maternity leave. For further assistance please contact another member of the corporate team.

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

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

Insights

Getting your business ready for sale or investment – are you ready?

Kay Miles explains how early and regular business reviews can maximise value, minimise issues, and ensure your business is ready for the scrutiny of potential buyers or investors.

23/05/2024

Resources

Top tips for investor-readiness – Corporate Commentary episode 10

Get tips from the experts on becoming investor ready in order to grow your business.

26/03/2024

Resources

Buying from Administrators: Maximising the opportunity to expand

Valuable tips from Restructuring and Insolvency expert and Partner, Frank Bouette, on how to maximise the opportunity when buying from Administrators.

22/03/2024

Media spotlight

DMH Stallard noted as one of the best firms for championing women

legalbusiness.co.uk writes about the number of female professionals ranked in leading legal directory Legal500, with DMH Stallard holding 14 rankings across 20+ departments in the latest edition.

11/03/2024