Neil Burgess

Partner at Brodies LLP

Neil Burgess

Neil Burgess

Partner at Brodies LLP

Biography

Neil is a partner in the corporate team and is based in the Glasgow office. He has considerable experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, both in the UK and internationally, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, private equity and investment work, joint ventures and restructuring for private companies as well as advising extensively on issues of corporate governance.

Chambers ranks Neil as a "leading individual" in Corporate/M&A and further comments in Chambers and Legal 500 (2008-2013) include:

Praise for his "commerciality, responsiveness and accessibility"
"Demonstrates top-notch knowledge while achieving his client's objective"
"Commercially astute"
"Noted for his comprehensive M&A transactional skills"
"Recognised for his expertise in the healthcare sector"
"Delivers objectives without grandstanding or posturing"
"He has a certain presence about him and clients really like him".

Neil is also an active member of the firm's healthcare and renewable energy practices.

Key experience

Acting for City Refrigeration Group, one of the UK's leading providers of facilities management, construction, engineering and contact centre services, on acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, group reorganisations and restructurings, corporate governance matters, and its joint venture, shareholder and facilities management arrangements with Asda
Acting for Scottish Equity Partners LLP on its investments through the Environmental Energies Fund in a portfolio of clean energy assets, including on its investments in Waterevolution, Green Highland Renewables and Geothermal International
Acting for Edgen Murray, a subsidiary of NYSE-listed Edgen Group Inc. and a leading global supplier of specialised products for worldwide energy and infrastructure markets, on the acquisition of the Scottish metal profiling business of Eterniti Steels Limited
Acting for management and the purchaser on the MBO of Law at Work, the employment law and health and safety specialist consultancy, from Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Acting for the vendors of Bridgeall Libraries Limited, the Glasgow-based developer of a world leading library collection performance improvement software solution, in its sale to Baker & Taylor, Inc, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products
Acting for Measurement Specialties, Inc., the NASDAQ-listed global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor based systems, in the acquisition of Gentech International Limited, the award winning designer and manufacturer of level, flow and position sensors
Acting for Royal Bank of Scotland on the UK-wide reorganisation of various equity investments held in property developments across its Property Ventures/SREF and West Register/KUC portfolios
Acting for Maven Capital Partners UK LLP on various equity and mezzanine debt investments through its VCT funds, the Capital for Enterprise Fund and the Scottish Loan Fund, including on its investments in PrismTech Group and Greenbelt Group, and the equity restructuring and subsequent exit from its investment in PLM Dollar Group/PDG Helicopters
Acting for James Jones & Sons Limited, one of the UK's largest timber processing companies, on the acquisition of the pallet manufacturer Larch Limited
Acting for care home operator Apex Healthcare Limited on the acquisition of the Knightswood and Sea Bank House care homes
Acting for Avondale Care (Scotland) Limited, a leading Scottish care home operator, on the forward development and acquisition of the Benore care home at Ballingry, Fife and the subsequent development of the Lister House specialised dementia facility
Advising FIM Windfarms LP (Forestry Investments Management) and Carno II LLP on the acquisition of an equity stake in, and the financing of, the Carno 2 Windfarm project in Wales (combined 33.6MW)
Acting for HICL Infrastructure Company Limited, the FTSE 250 infrastructure investment company, on the acquisition of an equity interest in the Fife Schools 2 PPP Project from the Miller Group
Acting for GVA, a leading UK commercial property adviser, on the acquisition of property management consultancy Land & Property Management Limited, and on the acquisition of hotel and leisure specialist RGA Consulting
Acting for CAE Inc., the NYSE-listed global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence, on the acquisition of the helicopter flight training business of CHC Helicopters
Acting for Life Technologies, a US $3.5 billion global leader in biotechnology and life sciences, in the $210m sale of its BioReliance business unit to Avista Capital Partners
Acting for management and the purchaser on the secondary MBO of City Dispense Services Group, the independent national dispense services provider to brewers and the licensed trade
Acting for HSBC Private Equity on the institutional cross-border buy-out of Transmission and Distribution Group
Acting for Royal Bank Investments Limited in its equity investment in the telecoms infrastructure group, Fields and Towers.

'Partner' refers to a member of DLA Piper Scotland
Professional Qualification

Admitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Scotland

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Brodies LLP is a leading corporate and commercial law practice delivering the highest level of legal services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients.As the largest legal practice headquartered and solely based in Scotland, Brodies is the outstanding firm in terms of leading lawyer numbers. Eighteen of their practice areas are rated 'Top Tier' by the legal directories.Structured around their core departments of corporate and commercial, property, litigation, banking and financial services, employment, public sector, tax and private client, are multiple specialist teams that deliver winning advice, tailored to client needs - from projects and procurement to energy and waste; from restructuring and insolvency to technology and IT; from insurance and personal injury to property and planning.

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DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Transactions
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Clyde Blowers Ltd., Clyde Blowers Capital IM LLP purchase Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd. from Holland House Electrical Co. Ltd. resulting in a new company Ferguson Marine Engineering (Holdings) Ltd.

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Avista Capital Partners purchases BioReliance Corporation from Invitrogen Corp.

Awards & Honors
Admitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Scotland
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