Michael Pearce - DAC Beachcroft

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Michael Pearce

Michael is a corporate and finance lawyer based in our Bristol office. Michael advises public and private companies and public sector bodies on a broad range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, buy-outs and equity fundraisings.

Michael has wide transactional experience advising banks and other financial institutions and borrowers on a variety of finance matters, including development and acquisition finance and structured finance arrangements.

Michael's experience with DAC Beachcroft (and legacy firm Beachcroft) includes advising:

Corporate

  • Mobeus Private Equity on the management buyout of Kinneir Dufort;
  • St. James's Place on the acquisition of its cornerstone international wealth management business in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai;
  • St. James's Place on the acquisition of the Rowan Dartington Group;
  • St. James’s Place on the acquisition of Dublin-based, Harvest Financial;
  • Fidelity International on its £20m divestment of Mutual Fund Technologies Limited to Australian listed company, Bravura Solutions;
  • Southampton NHS Foundation Trust on the disposal of the Complete Fertility Centre to Virtus Health;
  • Ultrahaptics on a number of fundraising rounds, including on its oversubscribed £35m Series C fundraising;
  • Ultrahaptics on its acquisition of Silicon Valley based Leap Motion; and
  • the management of financial services group CapQuest on the £158m sale of the group to Arrow Global.

Finance

  • Backhouse Housing on its £50m investment fund with Cheyne Capital;
  • Deeley Freed Estates on the establishment of a £100m property fund;
  • Deeley Freed Estates on its £8.5m financing with Development Securities;
  • Santander on numerous investment property finance transactions;
  • Puma Investment Management on numerous development finance transactions;
  • A listed online gaming company on its £175m acquisition finance facility;
  • A leading NHS Foundation Trust on the structuring of a substantial term loan facility;
  • The Serviced Apartment Company on its general corporate facilities and the development finance facility for its major Cannon Street aparthotel; and
  • Surrey County Council on the substantial loans advanced by it and Woking Borough Council to the joint venture vehicle established between them and a private developer to fund the redevelopment of parts of Woking Town Centre.

Endorsements

Michael is listed as a 'next generation lawyer' in Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition, Corporate and Commercial

 

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