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James MacGregor


James MacGregor

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James predominantly advises clients in the family owned and owner managed sector. He has wide experience of transactional corporate matters and focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), disposals, investments (with a focus on venture capital transactions), shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, demergers, and succession planning.

Recent deals include:

  • Acting for the founders of leading energy services firm Everwarm on its merger with Lakehouse (creating an enlarged group with annual sales of circa. £240m).
  • Acting for the Indian-owned Hero group on the sale of HEROtsc (now rebranded as Webhelp UK) to the French based private equity backed Webhelp group (£77m).
  • Acting for Highlands & Islands Enterprise on the sale of the operating company of the Cairngorm Mountain ski resort to Natural Retreats.
  • Acting for Kent Foods Limited and its parent on recent transactions including the buy out of Connacht Gold, acquisition of Velgrove Foods and acquisition of Paramount Chocolate (£8.4m).
  • Acting for Connelly Security Systems Limited (CSS) on acquisitions of security services businesses.
  • Acting Wesley Owen Limited on the disposal of its Scottish and Northern Irish retail stores.
  • Acting for the Scottish Motor Auctions group (SMA) on corporate restructuring and reorganisation projects.
  • Acting for various clients on group reorganisation projects including demergers, share buy backs and capital reductions.

He is a dual qualified solicitor in both Scotland and England & Wales.

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP
Qualified: 2004
Joined the firm: 2012

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