Birmingham

One Snowhill Snow Hill Queensway Birmingham B4 6GA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 13051 Birmingham

London

20 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3AG View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 584 London - WT

My Expertise

I have over 20 years’ experience of all aspects of corporate finance work including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, management buy-outs and buy-ins, corporate re-organisations and fund raising.

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I act for a range of clients ranging from multi-national plc’s to SME's across a wide range of sectors. My work is focused on commercial objectives and an understanding of client needs, grounded in extensive experience of many complex transactions.  My recent experience includes:

  • Advising on the disposal of a subsidiary for Stanley Black & Decker and a subsequent multi million pound cross border acquisition for Stanley Black & Decker.
  • Advising Leviton on its acquisition of JCC Advanced Lighting, a strategic acquisition establishing a significant presence in the UK for Leviton, enabling future growth both in the UK and overseas.
  • Advising the management team of Park Holidays UK on its £172 million sale to and investment by Caledonia Investments plc. In addition, a £10 million acquisition and capital expenditure facility has been arranged to assist the future expansion of the business.
  • Advising Tentec Limited on its acquisition by Atlas Copco – one of Sweden's largest industrial companies, supporting not only Tentec’s future growth but also complimenting Atlas’ current offering and enabling it to better service its client base.

My work is frequently multi-jurisdictional, in particular working with a wide range of Russian corporates and Russian counsel on the English law aspects of transactions.  Recent transactions have included advising Probusiness Bank (a Russian bank) on a complex scheme of reorganisation involving share buy backs from a number of shareholders, subsequent share sales and a demerger of Probusiness Bank and Bank24.ru all governed by English Law.

Legal 500 (2014) said “At DWF LLP, Mark Gibson is a ‘safe pair of hands’, and advises on all aspects of corporate finance, with a particular focus on group reorganisations”.