Burness Paull on 50 deals worth £2.5bn

Chris Gotts

Scottish law firm Burness Paull said it completed almost 50 corporate deals worth more than £2.5 billion in the last three months.

Among a number of private equity deals, the firm advised long-standing client BlueGem, owner of fashion brand Liberty, in a deal where it teamed up with Jack Wills founder Pete Williams in a buyout of the British heritage-inspired fashion chain.

Burness Paull also represented the buyers of Dobbies Garden Centres as well as Kings Park Capital on investments in 7 Bone Restaurants and Just Go! Holidays.

The firm also advised Chase Search & Selection Limited, the UK’s leading pharmaceutical recruitment company, on the investment by Vespa Capital.

Burness Paull said it was named Scottish Legal Firm of the Year 2017 in the recent UK Legal 500 awards.

The firm’s corporate and commercial team also won tier 1 rankings in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK for a further year.

Chris Gotts, partner and head of corporate finance at Burness Paull said: “We are seeing confidence in the deal making community, evidenced by the relatively high number of private equity driven deals that we have recently completed.”