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"Karen has been praised by her clients for her firm technical grasp of the relevant legal issues mixed with her pragmatic approach and understanding nature. Her calming influence and ability for straight talking is much appreciated on transactions.
Karen is a partner in the corporate team with 16 years' experience of advising both private and public companies on a wide breadth of M&A transactions including acquisitions and disposals, complex international and cross-border deals, equity investment, compliance and corporate governance.
She also acts for brokers, NOMADs and companies on flotations and secondary issues and public company M&A.
Recent experience includes advising:
- the shareholders of Chase Templeton Group Limited on securing investment from funds managed by Palatine Private Equity and advising Chase Templeton Group Limited on over 50 subsequent acquisitions;
- Arcis Biotechnology Holdings Limited on its £2.5 million further fundraising;
- Consilia Investments Limited on their co-investment with members of the target's management, into a newco and the company's subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles Limited from Chamonix Private Equity.
- Palatine Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital on the circa £75 million exit of their investment in Hallmark Hotels Group;
Karen joined Shoosmiths in July 2010 as a founder member of the Shoosmiths Corporate team in Manchester.