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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.

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Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited an equity capital markets partner from Allen & Overy, two months after losing its ECM head. ECM partner Michael Jacobs joins HSF in London from A&O’s Hong Kong office, where he has spent the last three years. Jacobs was at A&O for thirteen years, having joined as an associate in […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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