Francesca Messina

Managing Associate

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Francesca Messina

Francesca is a highly experienced corporate lawyer who advises clients on corporate transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and reorganisations.

Francesca joined Stevens & Bolton in 2011 from a leading regional firm.

Francesca has experience of a broad range of corporate work. She has acted on a number of private company acquisitions and sales, equity investments (acting for both investors and investees), complex company reorganisations and general company law matters. Francesca has worked with a wide client base, from entrepreneurs and owner managed business to large corporates in a variety of sectors but with a particular focus on financial services, insurance, technology and the childcare sector.

Recent highlights include:

  • Advising on the sale of PE backed insurance broker Stackhouse Poland to Gallagher
  • Acting on acquisitions of numerous day care nurseries for repeat acquirer ICP Nurseries
  • Advising on the acquisition of Plan-Net by Acora
  • Advising on acquisitions of numerous insurance brokers for repeat acquirer Stackhouse Poland
  • Acting on the reorganisation and consolidation of the UK group of a German owned IT services and infrastructure provider
  • Advising on the acquisition of Crystal Childcare by Three Little Birds Nurseries
  • Advising on the sale of CFH Group to Playtech
  • Advising investors and investees on investments in various fast-growing businesses

Francesca is actively involved in advising start-up companies at the Surrey Technology Centre.

She is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion committee which is an area she is personally passionate about.

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