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Gareth Saynor


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1-3 Charter Square
S1 4HS
United Kingdom
Languages English

Gareth is a Partner in the Sheffield Corporate team. He qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has specialised in corporate work since that time. He has extensive knowledge of the full range of private company transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recovery work, investments and governance advice.

Described by clients as "bright, calm and personable" and as someone who "does not duck questions and is always committed. He is an excellent lawyer." (Chambers 2016)

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Relevant experience

  • UK Coal on various restructurings and refinancings, culminating in the successful managed closure of deep mining operations in the UK with all environmental and employee obligations discharged, and winning "Restructuring Team of the Year" at the British Legal Awards.
  • RATP (the international transport group) on a number of its investments in the UK, including the acquisitions of London United Buses, Manchester Metrolink and the Original London Sightseeing Tour.
  • Selling shareholders on the disposal of supplier of manned garding services, Octavian Continental Limited, to CE Services.
  • A Chinese listed business on their acquisition of UK software company, Cotopaxi Energy Limited.
  • Enterprise Ventures, as fund manager of the Finance Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund, on over 50 investments and various exits.
  • YFM, as fund managers of SYIF, YHEF and PIF on more than 20 investments.
  • Goodman and Lewis Trust on various corporate wrapped real estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals of SPVs and establishing joint ventures.
  • HCA International on its first of a kind private patient joint venture with The Christie NHS Trust.
  • DC Leisure (now PfP Leisure) on the sale of its three leisure PFI SPVs.
  • Endless LLP and Management on the disposal of DavyMarkham to Indian engineering and construction giant IVRCL.
  • Mibelle AG on its £18m+ acquisition of a majority stake in Hallam Beauty.
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  • 2001 – LLB, Nottingham University
  • 2002 – LPC, Nottingham Law School
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