Nottingham legal team advises LDC on complex deal

Beth Mather

The Corporate teams in the Nottingham and Birmingham office of Gateley Legal have advised LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, on its investment in Instinctif Partners.

The complex deal involved multiple countries and a reorganisation of the company’s structure prior to completion.

LDC invests both capital and support into a range of mid-market businesses around Nottingham and the rest of the UK.

Instinctif Partners are an international business communications consultancy which provides strategic advice to the boards and executive teams of leading companies worldwide.

Corporate partner in Nottingham, Beth Mather was one of the partners leading on the deal. Other corporate partners include Andrew Cowan and Gareth John, alongside Banking partner Andrew Madden.

Beth said: “This was a challenging and complicated transaction which we were thrilled to complete for LDC. The sizeable team at Gateley Legal worked hard over several months to deliver a deal which introduced new legal challenges at almost every turn.

“As a team we very much appreciate the time and effort dedicated to this transaction by everyone within the business. We and look forward to seeing LDC’s investment support Tim Linacre (CEO of Instinctif Partners), Tim Trotter (Executive Chairman of Instinctif Partners) and the Instictif management team on their growth strategy.”

Investment Director at LDC, Lawrence Dean says: “Gateley Legal rose to the challenge in managing through this complex transaction with attention to detail and discipline, working together with LDC’s Legal team. We are grateful to the whole Gateley team for their commitment and commercial rigour in getting the deal across the line.”