04 Feb 2017 | 03:47 pm |
International law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its corporate team with the appointment of corporate partner and private equity specialist, Kieran Toal.
Kieran joins Pinsent Masons’ Manchester office from Shoosmiths, where he led the corporate team and built up the firm’s private equity practice. Prior to that he spent 9 years at Addleshaw Goddard.
Kieran has a wealth of experience advising a wide range of large corporates and private equity houses and will play a key role in growing Pinsent Masons’ private equity practice in the UK and internationally.
John Tyerman, head of corporate at Pinsent Masons said:
"Within the last 6 months our team advised AMC on two major deals - its US$1bn acquisition of Odeon & UCI cinemas and its US$900m acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group - helping it to significantly enhance its market position in Europe. These transactions really help to demonstrate the strength of our private equity practice and the international nature of much of the work we are doing.
We have a really strong team that is well positioned to respond to both local and international market demands and we welcome the added expertise that Kieran will bring to further strengthen our private equity capability in Manchester and the UK in particular. He is a well-known private equity lawyer, with valuable expertise in the retail and consumer markets and we're really looking forward to working with him. "
Pinsent Masons advises PIC on £132m buy-in of Tomkins 2008 pension scheme retirement benefits plan.
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised various institutional investors in relation to Umicore’s € 591 million sustainability linked note fundraising.
Pinsent Masons has advised the shareholders of Alveo, including funds managed by Sovereign Capital Partners (SCP), on its sale to Symphony Technology Group (STG).
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised the shareholders of Fastway Couriers, including leading Irish private equity funds MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland and Woodberry Ireland Capital, on its sale to Elysian Capital.
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised a U.S. private equity consortium, including inter alia Pacific Media Group Limited, on its investment into 1. FC Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KGaA (1. FC Kaiserslautern) – one of the most successful football clubs in Germany
International law firm, Pinsent Masons, has successfully advised the founders and management of Redington, the independent institutional investment consultant, on an investment deal from Phoenix Equity Partners, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm.
For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on