At Needle we take pride in our ability to combine commercial acumen and legal expertise with project and transaction management skills to obtain the best results. We provide strategic planning advice, structuring deals and transactions and working closely with specialist advisors where required.

We regularly advise upon all aspects of acquisitions/disposals, MBO/MBIs, joint ventures, group reconstructions, takeovers and fundraisings.

Some of the deals upon which we have advised recently include the disposal of the Aromatherapy Associates group of companies to the investment arm of Alliance Boots, the reorganisation and investment in the ABF and Muzo group of companies by Finance Yorkshire, the disposal of Solid State Solutions Limited to Capital IT Services Holdings Limited and the acquisition of Pedal Pulses Limited.

We offer expert support and advice in the following areas:

  • Corporate strategy;

  • Group reorganisations and financing;

  • Secured lending and equity investments;

  • Company formations;

  • Partnerships and LLPs and partnership agreements;

  • Shareholder agreements;

  • Directors’ responsibilities; and

  • Employee incentive schemes and share option arrangements.