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 Corporate and M&A solicitors

Corporate and M&A solicitors

Our corporate and M&A team is recognised as being among Scotland’s top dealmakers. We advise businesses of all sizes in every aspect of corporate activity – from high-profile mergers and acquisitions to our extensive work with SMEs.


Your specialist business advisers

Our corporate and M&A team is recognised as being among Scotland’s top dealmakers and advises businesses of all sizes in every aspect of corporate activity – from high-profile mergers and acquisitions to our extensive work with SMEs.

As well as our extensive M&A work, we are also experienced in advising businesses in succession planning, structuring & demerging, employee ownership, investment, shareholder agreements, joint ventures and partnerships. We also advise on corporate governance and individuals on their duties as directors.

We have particular experience of providing commercial legal advice to many of Scotland’s leading family-owned, employee-owned and owner-managed businesses. In addition, we are known as leading advisers to entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses, particularly those seeking investment. Our experience extends to advising family offices in all services including wealth and asset management.

The team is one of the largest in Scotland, with experienced corporate lawyers based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands, Islands and Moray working with businesses throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.



Our regular dealmakers magazine provides a round up of the team’s recent activity across sectors. As well as the most recent edition, you can access our archive.

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Meet the team

Our corporate lawyers are experienced and commercially focussed business advisers who immerse themselves in their clients’ businesses and industries throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.

Gail Chalmers

Business Support Services Manager


Our deals

Our deal activity is published in our Dealmakers publication. Here is a sample of deals from across our key sectors.

Deal Archive 2023


As you can see from the table below, we advise on every type of transaction you could imagine throughout the corporate arena, from entry-level to significant mergers and acquisitions. Our activity also spanned Scotland’s key sectors, with family-owned businesses, healthcareproperty and the food, leisure and hospitality industries particularly prominent.

Deals by category 2013 – 2023:

Dealmakers table


DateType of TransactionsPartnerSector
Nov-23Company SaleCraig RamsayHealthcare
Oct-23InvestmentJo NisbetOther
Oct-23Joint VenturePaula SkinnerFood, Leisure & Hospitality
Oct-23Share SaleStephen ChanTransport
Oct-23Share buybackCraig RamsayProperty
Oct-23Employee Incentive SchemePaula SkinnerTechnology
Oct-23Company SalePaula SkinnerHealthcare
Sep-23Company SalePaula Skinner/Jo NisbetOther
Sep-23Share PurchaseStephen ChanTransport
Sep-23Joint Venture AgreementCraig RamsayProperty
Sep-23Redemption of SharesStephen ChanTransport
Aug-23Share Purchase and Property TransferChris KerrProperty
Aug-23Share SaleStephen ChanEngineering
Aug-23EMI AgreementsJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-23Share PurchaseStephen ChanManufacturing
Aug-23M&AJames MacGregorManufacturing
Aug-23Business and Asset PurchaseFiona NeilsonProperty
Aug-23Share purchaseChris KerrProperty
Aug-23Debt for Equity SwapChris KerrOther
Aug-23Company SaleChris Kerr/Craig McKerracherEnergy & Natural Resources
Aug-23EMIJo NisbetTechnology
Jul-23Asset PurchaseJo NisbetRetail
Jul-23M&AJames MacGregorRetail
Jul-23Variation of Share Purchase AgreementChris McKerracherHealthcare
Jul-23Setting-up Scottish Limited PartnershipStephen ChanBanking & Finance
Jul-23InvestmentCraig RamsayOther
Jul-23Sale of Business and AssetsChris KerrFood & Drink
Jul-23Company SaleChris KerrFood & Drink
Jul-23Demerger and Business and Asset PurchaseStephen ChanFood, Leisure & Hospitality
Jun-23Share SaleFiona NeilsonEnergy and natural resources
Jun-23Transfer of Shares/Succession PlanningChris McKerracherProperty
Jun-23Setting-up Scottish Limited PartnershipStephen ChanBanking & Finance
Jun-23Variation of Business Purchase AgreementCraig McKerracherFood & Drink
Jun-23Group RestructureStephen ChanOther
Jun-23Business SaleCraig McKerracherFood & Drink
Jun-23Company SaleCraig McKerracherProperty
Jun-23Variation of Business Purchase AgreementCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Jun-23Company acquisitionCraig RamsayProperty
Jun-23Setting-up Scottish Limited PartnershipsStephen ChanBanking & Finance
Jun-23InvestmentScott KerrTechnology
Jun-23Reduction of CapitalJo NisbetManufacturing
Jun-23InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
May-23Management Buy OutPaula SkinnerOther
May-23Conversion to LLPStephen ChanBanking & Financial Services
May-23Business and Asset SaleJames MacGregorOther
May-23Business PurchaseCraig McKerracherTransport
May-23Company PurchaseCraig McKerracherEnergy and natural resources
May-23InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-23AcquisitionFiona NeilsonOther
Apr-23Share transferJo NisbetOther
Apr-23InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Apr-23N/ACraig RamsayProperty
Apr-23Business SaleCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Apr-23Share PurchaseStephen ChanTransport
Apr-23Multiple Tranche InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Mar-23Share Sale of Inverness Tours LtdFiona NeilsonFood & Drink
Mar-23Share SaleFiona NeilsonFood & Drink
Mar-23Conversion to LLPStephen ChanProperty
Mar-23InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Mar-23Share transferJo NisbetHealthcare
Mar-23Investment and CrowdfundPaula SkinnerHealthcare
Mar-23Business SaleCraig McKerracherRetail
Feb-23Company SaleCraig McKerracherTechnology
Feb-23Partnership AgreementStephen ChanFood, Leisure & Hospitality
Feb-23Company SaleCraig McKerracherTechnology
Jan-23Investment AdviceJo NisbetTechnology
Jan-23Investment AdvicePaula SkinnerTechnology
Jan-23Joint VentureJo Nisbet/Angela GizziRetail
Jan-23Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Jan-23Corporate Company SaleJo NisbetManufacturing
Jan-23Company SaleCraig McKerracherFood & Drink
Jan-23Option ExerciseJo NisbetOther
Jan-23Shareholders’ AgreementStephen ChanManufacturing
Jan-23InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology



We advised Glasgow-headquartered space tech startup R3- IoT as it secured a £3.1 million investment as it prepares to expand internationally. The satellite-enabled connectivity start-up closed a seed investment round led by US-based VC Space Capital, joined by the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Other investors include the University of Strathclyde, alongside North American-based Ryan Johnson, former CEO of BlackBridge, Nathan Kundtz, CEO of, and Loren Padelford, former GM of Revenue at Shopify. Scottish Enterprise also become shareholders and continue to support the company.

Scottish EDGE


We advised Scottish EDGE, a competition for early stage and high growth businesses where they can win grant and loan
funding, on its recent fund raise of £1 million from Sir Tom Hunter, Kevin Dorren, Sir Brian Souter, James Watt, Lord and Lady Haughey, Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns. Each of the leading entrepreneurs committed between £100k to £500k, mainly in the form of loans. The new funding is going to be used in the next four rounds of the competition to help businesses grow.

Harper Macleod has been heavily involved with Scottish EDGE from its inception and is delighted to have been able to assist them in securing such a significant funding package. Jo Nisbet (Partner) and Paula Skinner (Partner) advised on the deal.

Ardersier Port Limited

Energy & Natural Capital

We advised Ardersier Port (Scotland) Limited on the purchase of the former McDermotts fabrication yard in Ardersier. The move will see the new owners, a privately owned business registered in Scotland owned by Steve Regan and Tony O’Sullivan, transform the site into a multi-disciplinary facility with the purpose of supporting the United Kingdom’s Energy Transition plans.

Chris Kerr advised on the deal along with fellow colleagues Ross Thomson, Michael Conroy and Peter Ferguson. The Ardersier Port site is the largest brownfield port in the United Kingdom, including 400 acres of port area with access to a 2.2km quay and 350 acres of statutory harbour authority. It has been identified as one of three sites on the east coast of the United Kingdom with the size, scale, shape, and location capable of being an Offshore Renewable Energy Hub Port.


Energy & Natural Capital

We advised Equitix on the Scottish aspects of the acquisition of a 17.5% stake in Beatrice offshore wind farm which is a 588MW offshore wind farm located 13km off the northeast coast of Scotland. The wind farm comprises 84 Siemens 7MW turbines and has a 15-year maintenance agreement in place with Siemens.

Our Energy Team led by David Bone and Corporate Team led by Stephen Chan worked on this deal and our role focused on due diligence and the transfer of the shares in the target company which was Scottish.

Clyde Munro


We acted on behalf of the Clyde Munro Group to acquire eight private dental practices across various locations in Scotland with a cumulative value in excess of £6.3m. The Clyde Munro Group, which provide both NHS and private dentistry, has a turnover of over £20 million and operates 52 practices throughout Scotland, working with over 200 dental associates to provide treatment to approximately 400,000 patients.



We advised Scottish fintech company Aveni on an investment of £1.1 million to launch a ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform which is leading the way in a new era for speech analytics in business.

Aveni Detect uses the latest advances in AI and natural language processing (NLP) to automate processes direct from the customer voice. This allows companies to achieve greater efficiencies in quality assurance whilst significantly improving client experience, staff training, and the ability to identify vulnerable customers.

Highland Network Limited


We advised the selling shareholders of Inverness-based telecoms firm, Highland Network Limited trading as HighNet, on its acquisition by West Sussex-based Focus Group – one of the UK’s fastest-growing business communications and technology solutions providers.

HighNet, a family run business, was founded in Inverness in 1994 and also has a base in Glasgow. Focus Group is a £120m business with locations across the UK and over 550 experts providing innovative business solutions for in the region of 25,000 customers. HighNet will continue to operate under its brand name, with current managing director, David J Siegel,leading the existing management team and employees, aiming to grow its annual turnover to £20 million as part of the larger group.

G&A Barnie Group


We advised G & A Barnie Group Limited (GAB) on its complex succession planning project involving the introduction of its next generation Management Board to the ownership structure.

GAB is an electrical projects contractor established in Wick in 1985 with branches in Inverness, Wick, Orkney, Stornoway, Elgin and Aberdeen. Services offered by GAB include mechanical installation, electrical installation, renewable energy, fire & security, alarms, CCTV, water treatment, maintenance and servicing.

Alba Windscreens


We advised Bara Windscreens Ltd (trading as Alba Windscreens) on its successful management buy-out. We helped implement a deal which enabled the new Managing Director to buy-out one of the shareholders, ensuring that Alba Windscreens will continue to be able to provide its insurance approved, vehicle windscreen repair and replacement service throughout Glasgow, Ayrshire and Central Scotland.

Golden Casket (Greenock) Limited


We advised Golden Casket (Greenock) Limited in relation to the transfer of the shares in Greenock Morton Football Club to Fan membership organisation Morton Club Together (MCT). The move makes the Championship club now officially fan owned, with MCT increasing its stake from 15% to a little under 90%, thus taking majority ownership and completing a two-and-a-half year process.

The long-standing relationship between Golden Casket (the Rae family’s firm and the club’s previous owners) and the club has been brought to a close now that the takeover has been concluded, with outgoing chairman Crawford Rae – son of former chair Douglas – expressing his belief that the move to fan ownership is a momentous day for the team.

Deal Archive 2022


DateType of TransactionsPartnerSector
Dec-22Asset PurchaseJo Nisbet/Angela GizziTechnology
Dec-22Investment AdviceJo Nisbet/Rachel MieleTechnology
Dec-22EMI AgreementJo Nisbet/Angela GizziRetail
Dec-22Share SalePaula SkinnerOther
Dec-22Crowd fundingPaula SkinnerManufacturing
Dec-22Business saleStephen ChanRetail
Dec-22Company PurchaseChris Kerr/Craig McKerracherFood & Drink
Dec-22Company PurchaseCraig McKerracherEnergy/Natural Resources
Dec-22Acquisition and InvestmentScott KerrTechnology
Nov-22Share BuybackJo NisbetConstruction
Nov-22Pre-emptionJo NisbetManufacturing
Nov-22Debt conversion & Share saleJo NisbetRetail
Nov-22Share purchaseJo NisbetHealthcare
Nov-22Company acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Nov-22Share transferJo NisbetFood & Drink
Nov-22Share optionJo NisbetTechnology
Oct-22Business AcquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Oct-22Bonus Issue of SharesJo NisbetTechnology
Oct-22EMI OptionJo NisbetRetail
Oct-22Share SaleJo NisbetOther
Oct-22EMI OptionJo NisbetConstruction
Oct-22Share PurchaseJo NisbetHealthcare
Sep-22Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealth & Life Sciences
Sep-22FundraisingJo NisbetTechnology
Sep-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Sep-22EMI SchemeJo NisbetTechnology
Sep-22Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Sep-22SE Growth fund loan conversionJo NisbetTechnology
Sep-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology & Retail
Sep-22Business PurchaseCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Aug-22Business AcquisitionScott KerrFood & Drink
Aug-22Company Purchase x2Craig McKerracherFood & Drink
Aug-22Structure & RestructureCraig RamsayProperty
Aug-22Company Purchase x2Craig McKerracherFood & Drink
Aug-22Share PurchaseJo NisbetOther
Aug-22Business and Asset AcquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Aug-22InvestmentJo NisbetFood & Drink
Aug-22Share OptionsJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-22Limited PartnershipScott KerrTechnology
Aug-22Business PurchaseCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Aug-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-22Share saleChris KerrHealthcare
Aug-22FundraisingJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-22FundraisingJo NisbetEnergy/Natural Resources
Aug-22Business saleCraig McKerracherProperty
Aug-22Share optionJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-22Share PurchaseJo NisbetOther
Aug-22Cross OptionJo NisbetFood & Drink
Aug-22InvestmentJo NisbetCreative Media
Aug-22Business SaleCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Jul-22Convertible Loan NoteJo NisbetRetail
Jul-22Share acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Jul-22Share purchaseJo Nisbet, Paula SkinnerOther
Jul-22Convertible Loan NoteJo NisbetManufacturing
Jul-22Pre-emption offer roundJo NisbetRetail
Jun-22Business and asset acquisitionPaula Skinner, Jo Nisbet, Jamie WattTechnology
Jun-22Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Jun-22Subscription and Loan ConversionJo NisbetManufacturing
Jun-22Loan ConversionJo NisbetHealthcare
May-22Share OptionsJo NisbetTechnology
May-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
May-22Share PurchaseJo NisbetN/A
May-22Share acquisitionCraig RamsayOther
May-22Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Apr-22Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Apr-22Business and asset acquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Apr-22Exit of dentistJo NisbetHealthcare
Apr-22Company saleCraig RamsayTransport
Apr-22Share purchasePaula SkinnerHealthcare
Apr-22Business and asset purchaseCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Apr-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Mar-22Share saleStephen ChanManufacturing
Mar-22InvestmentJo NisbetFood & Drink
Mar-22InvestmentJo NisbetRetail
Mar-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Mar-22Transfer of sharesJo NisbetFood & Drink
Mar-22Investment and loan notesPaula SkinnerTechnology
Mar-22Business and asset acquisitionPaula SkinnerHealthcare
Mar-22Business and asset salePaul MacdonaldTransport
Mar-22Business and asset salePaul MacdonaldTransport
Mar-22Business and asset purchasePaul MacdonaldRetail
Mar-22AcquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Mar-22InvestmentJo NisbetRetail
Mar-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Mar-22Share purchaseCraig McKerracherHealthcare
Feb-22M&AJames MacGregorSport
Feb-22Company sale share purchasePaula SkinnerHealthcare
Feb-22AcquisitionCraig RamsayHealthcare
Feb-22RestructureJo NisbetFood & Drink
Feb-22Commercial contractsJo NisbetTechnology
Feb-22Share optionsPaula SkinnerTechnology
Feb-22Share warrantJo NisbetTechnology
Feb-22InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Feb-22Shareholders agreementStephen ChanTechnology
Feb-22InvestmentStephen ChanProperty
Feb-22Business and asset purchaseStephen ChanTransport
Feb-22Share purchaseJames MacGregorHealthcare
Feb-22Share transferCraig RamsayOther
Feb-22M & AJames MacGregorProperty
Feb-22Shareholders agreementPaula SkinnerManufacturing
Feb-22Share purchaseJames MacGregorProperty
Jan-22Crowdfunding and individual investorsJo NisbetHealthcare
Jan-22Share buybackJo NisbetTechnology
Jan-22Conversion of debtPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jan-22Share transferJo NisbetProperty
Jan-22InvestmentStephen ChanBanking & Financial Services
Jan-22Statutory demergerStephen ChanTechnology
Jan-22Share saleStephen ChanProperty
Jan-22Statutory demergerStephen ChanOther

Deal Archive 2021


DateType of TransactionsPartnerSector
Sep-21SaleJo NisbetRetail
Sep-21SalePaula SkinnerHealthcare
Aug-21Asset salePaula SkinnerTechnology
Aug-21Asset salePaula SkinnerTechnology
Aug-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Aug-21Share saleChris KerrHealthcare
Aug-21Share purchaseStephen ChanFood & Drink
Jul-21Share saleStephen ChanLaw firms
Jul-21Share purchaseJo NisbetTechnology
Jul-21Share purchaseJo NisbetTechnology
Jul-21InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Jul-21ExitJo NisbetProperty
Jul-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerHealthcare
Jul-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerSpace
Jul-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jul-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerFood & Drink
Jun-21Admission and retirals from limited partnershipStephen ChanProperty
Jun-21Share purchaseJo NisbetTechnology
Jun-21InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Jun-21Share optionsJo NisbetTechnology
Jun-21Share buybackCraig McKerracherFood & Drink
Jun-21 InvestmentStephen ChanTechnology
Jun-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jun-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jun-21Business and asset saleStephen ChanFood & Drink
Jun-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
May-21AcquisitionPaula SkinnerHealthcare
May-21Purchase of business and assetsStephen ChanFood & Drink
May-21Sale/Acquisition (Business & Assets)Fiona NeilsonTransport
May-21SalePaula SkinnerHealthcare
May-21InvestmentPaula SkinnerRetail
Apr-21Share exchangePaula SkinnerTechnology
Jan-21AcquisitionE-Ming FongEnergy/Natural Resources

Deal Archive 2020


DateType of TransactionsPartnerSector
Jan-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerOther
Jan-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jan-20Share saleDonald  MunroHealthcare
Jan-20Share saleChris Kerr and Craig McKerracherEnergy / Natural Resources
Jan-20AcquisitionStephen ChanOther
Jan-20Share buybackChris Kerr and Craig McKerracherTelecommunications
Jan-20Company saleChris Kerr and Craig McKerracherEnergy / Natural Resources
Feb-20Business and asset saleChris KerrFood & Drink
Feb-20InvestmentJo NisbetRetail
Feb-20Sale of business and assetsChris KerrOther – waste management
Feb-20Share saleDonald MunroHealthcare
Feb-20RestructureDonald MunroFamily owned business
Feb-20Share buybackDonald MunroFamily owned business
Feb-20Joint ventureDonald MunroProperty
Feb-20RestructureDonald MunroProperty
Feb-20Business and asset saleDonald MunroFamily owned business
Feb-20Joint ventureDonald MunroBanking and finance
Feb-20Share buybackDonald MunroOther
Feb-20RestructureDonald MunroProperty
Mar-20Share buybackDonald MunroOther
Mar-20Management buyoutDonald MunroFamily owned business
Mar-20Management buyoutDonald MunroFamily owned business
Mar-20Company saleDonald MunroFamily owned business
Mar-20RestructurePaula SkinnerHealthcare
Mar-20Issue of sharesCraig McKerracherFamily owned business
Mar-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Mar-20Company acquisitionDonald MunroProperty
Mar-20Share exchangeDonald MunroProperty
Mar-20DemergerDonald MunroProperty
Mar-20Management buyoutDonald MunroOther
Mar-20Share re-classificationStephen ChanProperty
Mar-20Company group reorganisationJames MacGregorProperty
Apr-20Company sale and share pledgeCraig McKerracherMarine economy
Apr-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerEnergy / Natural Resources
Apr-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-20Exiting shareholderJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy / Natural Resources
Apr-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy / Natural Resources
Apr-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy / Natural Resources
Apr-20AcquisitionPaula SkinnerEnergy / Natural Resources
Apr-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Apr-20Settling of earn out considerationStephen ChanOther
Apr-20Settling of completion accountsChris Kerr/Stephen ChanOther
Apr-20Investment – equityPaula SkinnerHealthcare
Apr-20Investment – equityPaula SkinnerHealthcare
Apr-20Investment – debtPaula SkinnerHealthcare
May-20InvestmentJo NisbetRetail
May-20Loan assignation and transfer of funds in capital accountDonald MunroFamily owned business
May-20Loan assignation and transfer of funds in capital accountDonald MunroFamily owned business
May-20Sale by way of scheme of arrangementStephen ChanManufacturing
May-20Share buybackStephen ChanManufacturing
May-20InvestmentStephen ChanManufacturing
May-20InvestmentStephen ChanManufacturing
May-20Business purchaseStephen ChanHealthcare
May-20Partnership agreementStephen ChanHealthcare
May-20InvestmentStephen ChanBanking & Financial Services
May-20Transfer of sharesJo NisbetTechnology
May-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
May-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
May-20Share acquisitionDonald Munro/John MeehanProperty
Jun-20Share issueDonald MunroOther
Jun-20Share saleJo NisbetTechnology
Jun-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerOther
Jun-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerOther
Jun-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jun-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Jun-20Share transfersDonald MunroTechnology
Jun-20Business and asset transferDonald MunroHealthcare
Jun-20Share buybackDonald MunroTechnology / other
Jun-20Share buybackDonald MunroTechnology / other
Jun-20Share buybackDonald MunroTechnology / other
Jun-20Share transfersDonald  MunroTransport
Jul-20Share saleDonald  MunroTechnology
Jul-20Share saleDonald MunroTechnology
Jul-20Share exchangeDonald MunroTechnology
Jul-20Share transfersDonald MunroProperty
Jul-20Secured loanPaula SkinnerTechnology
Jul-20RestructurePaula SkinnerRetail
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy / Natural Resources
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy / Natural Resources
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy / Natural Resources
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Acquisition of shares of individual shareholderJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Acquisition of shares of individual shareholderJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorOther
Jul-20Share buybackTom ThomasSport
Jul-20Business and asset transferDonald MunroTechnology
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetRetail
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetProfessional advisers
Aug-20Share optionJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20Share optionsJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetRetail
Aug-20Share saleJo NisbetOther
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Aug-20Share purchaseChris KerrHealthcare
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Aug-20Share buybackJames MacGregorTechnology
Aug-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorTechnology
Sep-20EMI schemeJo NisbetEnergy / Natural Resources
Sep-20SE Early Stage Growth Challenge FundJo NisbetFood & Drink
Sep-20InvestmentJo NisbetTechnology
Sep-20SE Early Stage Growth Challenge FundJo NisbetTechnology
Sep-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Sep-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Sep-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Sep-20Share acquisitionDonald MunroHealthcare
Sep-20Share transferDonald  MunroRetail
Sep-20Business acquisitionDonald MunroBanking & Financial Services
Sep-20Share purchaseDonald MunroRetail
Oct-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorManufacturing
Oct-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorTechnology
Oct-20Share acquisition and share buybackJames MacGregorProperty
Oct-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerTechnology
Oct-20Share acquisitionDonald Munro/John MeehanProperty
Oct-20Share purchaseDonald MunroBanking & Financial Services
Nov-20Joint ventureDonald MunroHealthcare
Nov-20Share transferDonald MunroProperty
Nov-20Share acquisitionDonald MunroRetail
Nov-20Share issueDonald  MunroPrivate client
Nov-20Share purchaseDonald MunroRetail
Nov-20Share acquisitionJames MacGregorEnergy/Natural Resources
Dec-20InvestmentPaula SkinnerFood & Drink

“Harper Macleod has not only been very efficient but has always shown a high level of availability, with in particular very fast reactivity which has been very helpful. We also appreciated they could take charge in some side aspects of the deal with adequate coordination with their partners. Efficiency is one thing but the quality of the relationship is another key factor, when it is as good as the one we had not only does it make life nicer but it also contributes to operating with a higher level of efficiency. Our experience with Harper Macleod and in particular with James MacGregor and his team has proved to be a very satisfying one allowing us to finalise a deal in a positive way.”


“Service to the highest standard. Both Stephen and Ciaran were very diligent throughout the whole process, explained everything in great detail and were always available to contact. It was an extremely protracted acquisition and both remained thoroughly professional throughout.”


“Harper Macleod have advised us on many matters and always acted promptly and efficiently without needing excessive direction or management. They strike an excellent balance between protecting the interests of their client with a commercial and proactive approach to negotiation.”


“Harper Macleod came highly recommended and fully lived up to expectation. Paula and her team did a wonderful job under sometimes trying circumstances. Their calm and professional approach helped me fully understand some of the complex workings of the deal and achieve a successful completion. I certainly would not hesitate to recommend Harper Macleod / Paula Skinner and her team.”


“Our company has big plans and from the start it was clear that Harper Macleod could provide us with the legal expertise we needed. They have gone out of their way to make the process of securing funding as smooth as possible and this support has been invaluable in helping Bedi at a crucial stage of our development.”


“This was our fifth large corporate transaction working with the Corporate team at Harper Macleod, and yet another deal that has been successfully completed thanks to their involvement. Their hard work and dedication ensured that we finally got this one over the line.”


“Harper Macleod guided us through the sale process allowing us to continue to focus on the day job of running the business. We were delighted with the advice and support provided throughout.”


“I hadn’t appreciated just how detailed and protracted a deal of this nature could be. However, the team at Harper Macleod gave me great confidence that my best interests were always to the fore when advising me throughout the negotiations. This was the most important financial event of my life, and I know I chose the best legal team for the job.”


“Whilst in the middle of an investment phase the advice given by Harper Macleod was always solution driven. There was always an attempt to understand the rationale of both parties before giving appropriate advice. This made the final completion meeting non confrontational and both parties ended up achieving their own goals in a stress-free environment. This refreshing style added great value to the process and the team deserved a big thank you for taking this approach.”


“Harper Macleod have not only been at the forefront of our investment needs but have been significantly involved in other areas of our business. Harper Macleod’s commitment and dedication shown to Viopti has most definitely helped make our journey a lot smoother.”


“All of the team provided us with an excellent service – we were well informed how the matter was progressing and I felt we worked well together. Exceptionally hard working and diligent and it was an absolute pleasure to have her overseeing the matter on a day to day basis with additional support from the Property and Employment arms of the business – An overall great experience.”


“I primarily work with Jo Nisbet and Paula Skinner and value their wise counsel, attention to detail and support in all aspects of our work.”

– The Legal 500 2023

“Paula runs a great team. She is commercially savvy, directly insightful and provides solutions to our challenges.”

– Chambers UK 2023

“Stephen Chan demonstrates a strong understanding of the complexities of SLPs and exceptional creativity and problem solving. He is highly responsive, with keen attention to detail.” “Stephen is my go-to guy for Scottish limited partnership matters.”

– Chambers UK 2023



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