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Specialisms & expertise

  • Succession & Exit Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Management Buy Outs
  • Corporate Finance, Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Buybacks & Shareholder Agreements
  • Reorganisations, Restructuring & Demergers
  • Partnership and LLP Matters
  • Commercial Contracts.

Client stories & examples of work

  • Acting for a £600+ million automotive group in connection with regular business acquisitions of motor dealerships around the country
  • Advised the sellers on a share sale to UK's largest sporting goods retailer
  • Acting for the buyers on the purchase of the assets of a national education charity, in administration
  • Acting for £100 million+ specialist construction services group in connection with a variety of acquisitions
  • Advising a wholesale food related services family company in relation to purchase of shares and group restructure to assist with succession/exit planning
  • Advising a historic Kent based family printing company in a financially distressed management buy out transaction.

Types of clients

Joanne's clients include private limited companies, owner managed businesses, family businesses of all sizes and UK subsidaries of major foreign companies.

Achievements & other appointments

Joanne is recognised as a leader in her field of Lower Mid Market Corporate/M&A in the South. She has been ranked since 2011.

She has been described by clients as "a professional who gets the job done whatever hour of the day" and as having "impressive negotiating ability and keen commercial nous." Chambers UK 2017 recently commented that the "exceptional" Joanne Gallagher "is very commercial and very good at what she does in terms of the law."

A client recently said: "Thank you to you and your team for the extraordinary commitment you have all put in to get us to the line."

Profile

Joanne qualified in 1994. She became a partner in 2006 and is Head of the Corporate & Commercial Team.

    

All areas, corporate and property, were dealt with efficiently, with a difficult counter-party.

Client

Very good team; all needs and requirements met.

Client

Highly professional, not only dealing with the legal details but also with keeping the eyes on the overall commercial objective.

Client

Superb professional service. Instant replies to issues and enquiries. Easy access to decision makers.  

Client

Thank you for confirmation that completion has taken place, I am delighted with the outcome and for all the hard work that you and your team have put in to get the deal done on time.

Client

I would recommend any business people who wish to sell their business to use Joanne Gallagher.

Client

Thank you again for your help through this, it made the process so much easier having you on board.

Client

Joanne Gallagher “works tirelessly” for her clients, specialising in company share sales and management buyouts alongside merger and acquisition transactions.  

Chambers UK 2016

Joanne Gallagher is a strong leader with a clear vision.

The Legal 500 2017

Jo Gallagher is highly regarded as a "strong leader with a clear vision." She focuses on work involving private companies, including share and asset purchases and sales, MBOs and mergers.

Chambers UK 2018

Many thanks for your support and sterling efforts in achieving completion of this transaction on the target date. Look forward to the next challenge!

Client

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