Sam is a corporate lawyer who helps clients on a wide range of matters including M&A, corporate restructurings, equity investment, corporate advisory and general company law matters.
Sam joined the corporate practice at Stevens & Bolton in 2019 having trained and qualified in 2018 at one of the South Coast’s leading firms.
He undertook a six month post-qualification secondment at a corporate finance firm, completing multiple transactions, including several MBOs and the disposal of a leading UK franchising company to a major international buyer.
Sam has experience of advising on a range of domestic and cross-border corporate matters including sales and acquisitions, equity investments, MBOs, and reorganisations. Sam’s clients range from start-ups, SMEs and high-growth businesses to investors and large corporate groups.
Recent highlights include:
- Acting for Sonardyne Group on the acquisition of Danish company EIVA
- Acting for German company CANCOM SE on the acquisition of Northern Ireland technology infrastructure firm Novosco
- Acting for Belgian company Spadel SA on the divestment of Welsh company Brecon Carreg
- Acting for Fuller Smith & Turner plc on the divestment of UK-based restaurant chain The Stables Pizza & Cider to Sourdough South Ltd (t/a Three Joes Pizza)
- Acting for Bunzl plc on its UK acquisition strategy
- Acting for the shareholders of Prismatic Ltd on their sale of shares to BAE Systems
- Acting for Graphene Star Ltd putting in place a shareholders’ agreement and investment agreement amongst shareholders
- Acting for and advising ICP Nurseries Ltd on the appointment of a group Chairperson and non-executive director
Sam is a member of the firm’s retail sector group and is passionate about helping businesses which focus on retail, FMCG, luxury goods and hospitality, having had a successful career in management in the wine industry before becoming a lawyer.
Sam is also a keen supporter and proponent of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an active member of the firm’s diversity & inclusion group.