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.
Legal 500, 2018
Legal 500, 2018
Full comprehension of the digital media landscape.
SMB are very pleased to have successfully advised Kevin Kane, the founder of PHASTAR, one of the UK’s largest specialist biometrics clinical research organisations for clinical trials, on his partnership with private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP. PHASTAR has 10 offices globally with plans for further international expansion. Charterhouse made a significant investment into PHASTAR, with Mr Kane remaining CEO and retaining a substantial stake in the business.Read more
Simons Muirhead Burton have advised Argynnis Group AB in its acquisition of the British company RSG Engineering Ltd. RSG Engineering...Read more
Associate Joseph Davis has written a partner piece, with the input of Partner Neal Hodges, for Bluebox Corporate Finance.Read more