Gavin McNaughton


I act for companies, shareholders and directors on a full range of corporate advice, with particular experience of acting for clients in the technology, sports and professional services sectors. I advise clients throughout all stages of a companyâ??s life cycle, from incorporation and shareholdersâ?? agreements, to early-stage seed investment rounds, raising growth capital, making acquisitions and finally through to a full or partial exit by way of a trade sale, management buy-out or private equity acquisition.

I specialise in acting for companies and shareholders on private company mergers and acquisitions, often involving one or more overseas jurisdiction. I also act for companies raising private equity and debt finance, entering into joint ventures and undergoing group reorganisations and restructurings. In addition, I often advise clients on lending and raising debt finance, including advising on loan facility agreements and related security and inter-creditor documentation.

I have particular experience in acting for businesses in the technology and digital services sectors, ranging from tech start-ups to large established international corporate groups. Recent examples of my work in this field include acting for the founders of an online ad serving and measuring company on their £60m partial exit to a leading US private equity firm, and advising a UK based corporate finance boutique on its debt and equity investment into an award-winning healthcare product innovation group.

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LLB Law degree â?? University of Southampton
Legal Practice Course â?? College of Law, Guildford