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Andrew is a consultant in the Corporate team specialising in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, including reconstructions and joint ventures, the establishment of investment funds, public and private fund raising, venture capital and private equity investments.

With over 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other material transactions, he is skilled in dealing with transaction structuring, negotiating sale and purchase agreements and dealing with due diligence and disclosure. Having acted regularly for both buyers and sellers, he is well-placed to assess the issues which are likely to be significant for each party to a transaction.

He has acted in the establishment of a number of venture capital trusts and EIS funds and on related performance incentive and investment management arrangements and on numerous VCT, EIS and other investments.

As a Member of the Law Society’s standing committee on company law for 15 years Andrew led various Law Society working parties involved in responding to DTI and other consultation documents and was actively involved in the consultation process that culminated in the enactment of the Companies Act 2006. He also chaired working parties dealing with share capital issues and SMEs, and this role included regular meetings with the civil servants responsible for piloting the Bill through Parliament and advising on the specific drafting of the Act.

He is the author of Sales of Shares and Businesses, first published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2006 and now in its fifth edition.

A very big thanks from all of us at CPM Group for your very valued and skillful assistance you gave us in helping get the deal to the finishing line. With my hand on heart, you were brilliant.

Bob Smillie
Director, CPM Group

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