I am a Partner and head of the firm’s Corporate Team. I am a corporate finance lawyer advising buyers, sellers and funders on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, management buy-outs and buy-ins and joint ventures.
I also act for companies or individuals in relation to associated corporate matters such as shareholder, partnership and LLP agreements, share options and other constitutional matters. My clients range from SMEs and owner managed businesses to international group companies.
I was the lead advisor for the winner of the small deal of the year (under £10m), the mid range deal of the year (£10m to £50m) and management team of the year at the 2017 Solent Deal Awards.
I am a key lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 guide which notes: ‘Mike Watson and Lucy Gleisner are key individuals at the practice. Both are well informed, and put their clients’ objectives first. Great listeners and communicators. Both are able to work through complicated issues to a resolution’.
Areas of Expertise
Some of my recent work highlights include:
Acting for an international analytics, tech and digital recruitment group of companies in a capital de-merger.
Acting for the management in a multimillion pound purchase of an international group, with the acquisition being funded by HSBC plc with consideration being a mixture of cash and loan notes, as well as shares in the acquirer.
Acting for the buyer in its acquisition of shares in a company and business and assets, both from a large plc.
Acting for a corporate finance LLP on its member arrangements.
Acting for the majority shareholders in the sale of their company to management, with consideration being a mixture of cash, loan notes and shares in the buyer.
Acting for numerous companies putting in place EMI schemes and other share option arrangements.
What others say
“It was nice to work with a legal team that were not only excellent at their jobs but were also a pleasure to spend time with outside of the meeting room (I can’t say that about all of the lawyers I’ve ever worked with…).”
“Lucy, thank you so much for all your work. Your patience and expertise has been greatly appreciated by everyone here.”
“Thanks for your guidance through this process…….’it was a journey’ as they say!”
Away from the office
I can routinely be found in the gym every morning before work, but to relax I like attending the theatre, reading and travelling the world on holiday. I am also a keen photographer.