Neal is a partner in the Corporate, Commercial & Finance team. He advises a wide range of clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate structures including acting for a number of private equity investors both in the UK and internationally. His clients include well-known media, publishing and technology businesses as well as founders and owners of more traditional businesses.
Neal has specialist expertise in advising on mergers and acquisitions, in particular in negotiating sales and purchases. He acts for sellers and for purchasers, and many of the transactions Neal advises on have an international element. Neal also advises businesses at all stages of their establishment and growth, providing guidance on incoming and outgoing investments, corporate structures, directors’ duties, shareholder arrangements and exits.
He regularly speaks on panels on finance raising and growth for tech companies, planning for exit for entrepreneurs and on mergers and acquisitions.
‘Neal Hodges possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in corporate law and related areas. He has a deep understanding of the complexities of business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities regulations, and other relevant fields.’Legal 500, 2024
‘Neal is adept at identifying key issues, analysing risks, and devising innovative solutions to complex problems.’Legal 500, 2024
Client Testimonial, 2022
From the very first few conversations, Neal was who we wanted to help us. Straight talking, humorous and often giving us two versions of every document or conversation (the real thing and layman’s terms).
Legal 500, 2023
“Neal Hodges is a skilled negotiator with a commercial mind.”
Legal 500, 2018
“Full comprehension of the digital media landscape.”
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