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Howes Percival expands Milton Keynes Corporate team with senior appointment

Leading law firm Howes Percival has expanded its corporate, commercial, and banking (CCB) team with the recruitment of Tom Redman as Director.

A corporate and venture capital specialist, Tom joins Howes Percival’s growing, 32-strong CCB team from Dentons UK and Middle East LLP and will be based in the firm’s Milton Keynes office.

Tom has experience of advising all types of businesses, from owner-managed through to large, listed multinational groups. His experience spans a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, joint ventures, group reorganizations, restructurings, and corporate governance matters. He has considerable experience in both complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, with particular expertise in buying and selling motor dealerships.

Tom’s venture capital work has seen him act for founders, start-ups, scale-ups and venture funds both in the UK and internationally across a myriad of sectors and at all stages of an emerging growth company’s development life cycle.

Commenting on Tom’s appointment, Andy Harris, partner and head of Howes Percival’s CCB team, said, “I am delighted to welcome Tom to Howes Percival.  I recruited him into my old team at Dentons five years ago, and his star has been in the ascendant since then. Not only does he have years of handling complex domestic and cross-border M&A under his belt, but he has experience in buying and selling motor dealerships, as well as venture and private equity deals.

“We’ve been expanding our corporate team across the firm, and our Milton Keynes office generally. In a little over a year, our MK office has virtually doubled in size. We’re also looking to the future and planning for succession. Tom joins our new generation of senior lawyers, which in our region includes our new partners Marcus Carter and Matt Thompson. We want to capitalise on Tom’s M&A expertise and his knowledge within the automotive, venture and private equity markets in particular.

“To maintain our competitive edge and provide our clients with the best possible value, it’s important that we offer a team with a balanced range of seniorities. Tom’s appointment complements our existing team perfectly, alongside one of our talented associates, Shital Odedra, and more junior professionals.

Howes Percival’s CCB team recently reported the completion of more than 80 deals in the first three quarters of 2021, with a combined value of £477 million.

In April 2021, Howes Percival was named Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Insider Media’s Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2020.  The firm was also shortlisted for two deals in the ‘Deal of the Year (above £10m)’ category and for another two deals in the ‘Deal of the Year (below £10m)’ category.

Andy Harris continued, “Activity levels have remained extremely buoyant and this looks set to continue. In addition, we are going through interesting times for our automotive clients, so we are delighted to be able to increase our strength in this key specialism with someone of Tom’s calibre.”

For more information on Howes Percival’s corporate advisory services visit: https://www.howespercival.com/services/corporate/

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich.  It has 51 partners and 169 lawyers in total.

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2022 guide, no fewer than 11 different departments achieved the guide’s highest possible ranking (Tier 1): Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery; Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; Human Resources – Employment Law; Private Client – Agriculture and Estates; Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning;  Intellectual Property.