Sophie is a solicitor in the Leeds corporate team, advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements and general corporate advisory.
Sophie's recent experience includes:
- advising SIG plc, a leading European supplier of specialist building products, on the £29.7 million sale of VJ Technology to Primary Capital, a UK private equity investment firm;
- advising LDC on its exit from ByBox in a £221 million sale to private equity backer Francisco Partners and the subsequent £30 million re-investment by LDC;
- advising BGF on the first ever merger of two BGF-backed businesses, High Access and NWC, to create one of the largest independent facilities management services companies in the UK with a combined revenue of £30m. The deal was shortlisted for Deal of the Year (between £5m - £25m) at the Yorkshire Insider Dealmakers Awards;
- advising Citilogik, a technology company providing real-time traffic and transport analysis, on its £2 million series A funding round with Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and further investment from Tracsis plc.