Head of Corporate Birmingham, Andrew is also a member of Gateley’s Operations Board. He has many years’ experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions. He regularly acts for owner managers, private equity and trade across a wide variety of sectors in relation to complex acquisitions, disposals, private equity investments, reorganisations and joint ventures.

As national head of the firm’s Transaction Support Services group, Andrew utilises his wealth of experience in leading specialist teams undertaking large scale legal due diligence and transaction support exercises.


  1. Acting for a leading unitranche provider in relation to lending to numerous SME borrowers, providing legal due diligence and equity documentation support.
  2. Acting for Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on the acquisition of Prism Medical Healthcare Limited and subsequently acting for Prism Medical Healthcare Limited on four acquisitions as part of its buy and build strategy.
  3. Acting on the acquisition of the business and assets of Primetake Limited by Ensco 781 Limited, a subsidiary of Key Technologies Plc, by way of reverse takeover.
  4. Advising The Deritend Group Limited on the sale of Preformed Windings Limited to Clyde Blowers Capital.
  5. Advising on the sale of CORE Gaming to Sky Betting and Gaming, backed by CVC Capital Partners and Sky Plc.
  6. Advising on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Recticel Limited from Recticel SA/NV, the result of a CMA required divestment of Recticel SA/NV's UK Comfort Foams facilities to GIL Investments Ltd. Andrew advised GIL Investments Limited in both deals, working opposite Allen & Overy for the seller.
  7. Advising the Midlands based shareholders of STS Defence Group Limited on the sale of the Company to The Cicor Group (SIX Swiss Exchange: CICN).
  8. Advising on the acquisition by Forensic Access Limited (acquisition vehicle of the FAL Group) of the entire issued share capital of Carnon Downs Ltd (parent company of Forensic Testing Service Limited) (Target) from Paul Hunter and others (the Sellers) using Kartesia funding.

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