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Jack Letson

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

Jack Letson is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team. Jack specialises in public and private company work including: mergers and acquisitions; private equity; take-over bids; public issues and placings; corporate reorganisations; shareholder and joint venture arrangements; venture capital and crowdfunding investments; corporate legal audits and corporate governance matters. He is part of a corporate team that has been recognised as the leading legal deals team in Scotland in both 2015 and 2016.

Jack advises a broad range of clients from spin out/high growth companies all the way through to companies listed on AIM/the Main Market. Clients come to Jack for his 15 years’ worth of transactional experience. Having been on secondment to BAE Systems plc, he also has an in-depth understanding of the commercial aspects of high value transactions.

Since becoming a Partner, Jack has been consistently recommended by Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers UK, with the latter commenting on his experience in both domestic and international M&A and private equity work.

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"He was fully in charge of his brief with a 360-degree perspective on all matters."

Chambers 2019

"calm and knowledgeable."

Chambers UK

Relevant experience

  • The shareholders of Braid Logistics and Proflex Packaging in the cross-border sale to J.F. Hillebrand AG.
  • CCL Industries Inc. in its acquisition of McGavigan Holdings Limited, a supplier to the automotive industry.  
  • Scottish Water in its first acquisition, which involved it acquiring the PFI companies that own various wastewater treatment facilities in the North East of Scotland.
  • SEM Energy in its award winning private equity investment from Energy Growth Momentum and its simultaneous acquisition of two tech companies.
  • Northern Ireland Water in its strategic acquisition of Kelda Group’s Northern Irish operations that supply ~50% of the country’s drinking water.
  • Honeywell in its disposal of a manufacturing business division.
  • Caldan Therapeutics in its investments by Life Arc, Epidarex Capital and the Scottish Investment Bank.
  • The shareholders in the sale of Gold Standard Simulations to NASDAQ listed Synopsys, Inc.
  • MacRebur in both of its Crowdfunding Investment Rounds. 
  • The University of Glasgow in relation to its spin-out companies from incorporation and investment all the way through to exit.
  • InterBulk Group plc in its public takeover by Den Hartogh Holding B.V.
  • Weir Group PLC in the cross-border disposal of a renewables business.
  • Tarmac in its buy-out of Scottish Power's interest in a joint venture.
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Education

  • 2005 - Dip. L.P. University of Glasgow.
  • 2004 - LLB University of Strathclyde.
  • 2002 - BSc (Hons) University of Glasgow.
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14/11/2017
Spot­light Series: Build­ing bet­ter Joint Ven­tures (Glas­gow)
Joint ven­ture deals are on the rise and this ses­sion will ex­plore the key prin­ciples that com­pan­ies should con­sider be­fore em­bark­ing on them. It will also cov­er the com­mon reas­ons why some joint ven­tures...
09/11/2017
Spot­light Series: Build­ing bet­ter Joint Ven­tures (Ab­er­deen)
Joint ven­ture deals are on the rise and this ses­sion will ex­plore the key prin­ciples that com­pan­ies should con­sider be­fore em­bark­ing on them. It will also cov­er the com­mon reas­ons why some joint ven­tures...
07/11/2017
Spot­light Series: Build­ing bet­ter Joint Ven­tures (Ed­in­burgh)
Joint ven­ture deals are on the rise and this ses­sion will ex­plore the key prin­ciples that com­pan­ies should con­sider be­fore em­bark­ing on them. It will also cov­er the com­mon reas­ons why some joint ven­tures...