Cripps Harries Hall

Corporate finance

Our corporate finance team is highly experienced in handling corporate finance transactions of varying size and complexity.

"Corporate finance" describes the financial decisions that businesses make, aiming to add value and manage risk along the way. Legal assistance is invariably required, whether raising capital or debt, restructuring, turning into a public or private company, or carrying out transactions such as merger and acquisition (M&A), share sales and purchases, or simply the sale of business assets. 

What we do

Corporate finance transactions can be large and complex, with regulatory, tax and international implications. Our corporate finance lawyers are used to this environment, working in multi-disciplinary teams alongside banks, private equity houses, venture capitalists and other professional advisers.

In order to deal with any transaction effectively, we always create a dedicated team led by a partner with the appropriate transactional and sector expertise. 

Our clients

Our clients include medium and large national and international companies, banks and private equity houses as well as individual shareholders and directors. 

Why Cripps Harries Hall?

Even though time is often critical we find that time and money can be saved by taking the trouble to understand your business and commercial priorities before preparing any documentation. We bring our experience to bear throughout a project, working collaboratively with any other advisers involved. We are pragmatic, realistic and responsive. Our job is to help make deals happen not to hinder them. 

Next steps

For further information please contact Chris Langridge or Nigel Stanford.

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  • Acting for a major bank on a £5 million facility for funding the purchase of a commercial property
  • Acting for a private equity fund in the purchase of a medical screening services business from a major NHS Trust
  • Acting for a property investment plc in relation to a £9.5 million debt facility to fund the purchase of a shopping centre
  • Acting for a charity, providing care and housing to older people, on a multi-million pound refinancing
  • Acting for Clydesdale Bank in the closing of a multi-million pound deal to help expand the Holiday Extras Group. The facilities were negotiated as part of Clydesdale's 'Investment for Growth'. Transaction value £25m
  • Acting for a further education college on a facility to refurbish their listed London premises. Transaction value £20 million
  • Acting for AmBank on a loan to an AIM Listed plc to acquire overseas assets. Transaction value £12 million
  • Advising a CT scanning company on two agreements with private healthcare providers (a private hospital group and a healthcare insurance company) to supply CT scanning services to their patients/customers
  • Acting for the shareholders of a London estate agents on the sale of the company to a household name chain of estate and letting agents
  • Acting for an operator of soft play centres for children on the acquisition of a number of sites from the Administrators of a competitor company that had become insolvent
Name Role Contact
Nick Austen Partner +44 (0)1732 224 018
Liz Barton Associate +44 (0)1892 506 190
James Beatton Partner +44 (0)1732 224 004
Rachel Butler Associate +44 (0)1892 506 195
Trevor Carney Consultant +44 (0)1732 224 005
Philip Cunningham Partner +44 (0)1732 224 009
Katie Haylock Associate +44 (0)1732 224 036
Julie Hughes Associate +44 (0)1892 506 179
Chris Langridge Partner +44 (0)1892 506 090
Paul Lester Partner +44 (0)1892 506 336
Gemma Mintram Solicitor +44 (0)1732 224 053
Salim Somjee Partner +44 (0)1732 224 060
Nigel Stanford Partner +44 (0)1892 506 227
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Key contacts

Chris Langridge
Corporate finance
+44 (0)1892 506 090
Nigel Stanford
Corporate finance
+44 (0)1892 506 227

What others say

Noted for high-profile transactional capability.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

"They are skilled at demystifying the advice so the client is not swamped with legalese."

Chambers UK - A client's Guide to UK Solicitors

"They are willing to invest time up front in exploring the merits and potential pitfalls of a transaction before racking up significant fees."

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Trevor Carney is a key part of the fêted [Corporate] team, and regularly advises on its most complex transactions.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

James Beatton heads the firm's corporate team and is highly regarded for his broad banking law expertise.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors