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Keith Snedden

Partner
+44.(0)20.7360.8120
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001

Keith Snedden is a partner in the firm's London office.  He has a broad corporate practice, acting for public and private companies, as well as corporate finance advisory clients.  His principal area of work is corporate finance, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals (both domestic and cross-border), flotations and joint ventures.  Keith also has considerable experience of private equity transactions, particularly acting for management.

Professional Background

Keith qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and re-qualified in England in 1992.

Prior to joining K&L Gates in February 2010, Keith was a partner and head of corporate at a leading international law firm. 

Achievements

  • Legal Business Award 1998

Additional Information

Publications
  • Edited the Venture Capital chapter of Shareholders' Agreements (Sweet & Maxwell, 4th Ed).
Corporate Finance
  • Advising Kiln plc on its IPO and takeover of Kiln Capital plc
  • Advising Hawkpoint Partners on an IPO of Eskmuir Properties plc
  • Advising Teather & Greenwood on its rights issue
  • Advising Teather & Greenwood on its takeover by Landsbanki
  • Advising Offerco Ltd on a takeover offer for OPD Group plc
  • Advising Hawkpoint Partners on a takeover offer for Ottakars plc

Private Equity
  • Advising management: acquisition of Saville Gordon Estates Plc by MSREF
  • Advising  management: acquisition of Mölnlycke Health Care AB by Investor AB from Apax
  • Advising management: start -up of Picture Financial
  • Advising management: equity stake in Ruffler Bank plc (now Aldermore Bank plc)

Acquisitions
  • Advising CapGemini: disposal of its BPO business to Vertex
  • Advising Techtronic Industries on the purchase of Vax
  • Advising a large consumer credit business on the transfer of its car finance business
  • Advising Trelleborg AB on the acquisition of Laird Group plc's automotive component division
  • Advising Trelleborg AB on the acquisition of Smiths Group plc's polymer sealings division
  • Advising Trelleborg AB on the acquisition of CRP Group plc from Barclays Private Equity
  • Advising Teather & Greenwood on the sale of its private client business to PruBache
  • Advising a large institution on the disposal of a 10% stake in a quoted investment management business
  • Advising a Seller on the disposal of its expatriate health insurance business