Heatons appoints new managing partner

Niche Stoke-on-Trent firm Heatons has appointed corporate finance specialist Matt Fleetwood as its new managing partner.

Fleetwood, who has been with Heatons throughout his entire legal career is taking over from David Beech.

As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (14 March) Beech quit Heatons last month to join London-based corporate finance investment house Arev.

During Beech’s time at Heatons he advised Icelandic retail investor Baugur on a string of multimillion pound deals, including its acquisition of UK retailer Goldsmiths and high street women’s clothing retailer Oasis for £110m and £152m respectively.