Each deal is unique so calls for genuine experience to navigate through the complexities of the deal structure, due diligence, governance considerations, transaction documents and protecting your interests post-deal
We work in multidisciplinary teams alongside corporates, shareholders and directors, banks, private equity firms and other professional advisers. We are particularly strong in the commercial finance arena and act for a large number of ABLs and cash flow finance providers.
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We have built our firm on a strong culture of entrepreneurship and expertise, and consider our ability to discover creative and innovative solutions to problems as core to our success. We work in close collaboration with our clients, challenge convention and aim to find better ways of delivering legal services
We have helped clients with care homes, hotels, dental practices and many other types of businesses. The team also have experience of acting for AIM listed entities in relation to Admission to AIM, Placings and ongoing corporate governance.
We are ranked as a leading firm in both Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500, independent legal directories for our corporate, mergers & acquisitions and commercial practice. According to Legal 500 we provide ‘‘Top-class advice - they really care and are led from the front by the partners”.
PDT were shortlisted as a finalist in the South-East Insider Dealmaker’s Corporate Law Firm of the Year in 2019, 2018 and 2017. Rebecca Glazebrook was nominated as a finalist as ‘Corporate Lawyer of the Year’ in 2019, 2018 and 2017. PDT were also finalists for Deal of The Year 2019 (Over £10m) for MBO of The Specialist Works and Private Equity/ Venture Capital Deal 2019 for the MBO investment in Geotech by Mobeus Equity Partners.
What our clients say
"I approached PDT to support me in this transaction as a result of a personal recommendation. The team at PDT have been nothing short of amazing, guiding me through the acquisition process and the challenges that go with any transaction of this nature. Like many business owners, I have a very busy schedule and PDT worked flexibly to fit in with my schedule which sometimes involved them working late into the evenings! I would highly recommend them. Thank you to Noel, Sian and the PDT team for all your hard work and support"
Esoteric LimitedView more
"I have worked with PDT on a number of projects; with Mark Diamond in the corporate team in relation to a share purchase and Craig Burton in the real estate team, initially for a lease but also for the exit of a lease and purchase of our own offices. Mark, Craig and everyone involved in the work they did for us has always been a pleasure to work with. Their ability to breakdown the essence of any agreement to something that is easily understandable was great. I am always confident of being in good hands when working with PDT. They are professional and responsive throughout the process to ensure transactions keep momentum and they are representing us to the highest standard. I will continue to use PDT when any legal representation is required."
Andrew Norton, Director
The CurvePoint Group
"PDT has supported Yomdel from the very start of our journey and we cannot fault them. The team is approachable, efficient and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks for your support in helping us to get Yomdel to where it is today, and we look forward to working together to drive Yomdel even further."
Andy Soloman, Founder and CEO
"Our thanks go to PDT for their help in getting us to the finish line. The transaction had a number of twists and turns and, as always, Noel, Rebecca and the team ensured that matters were kept on track in a calm, pragmatic manner and were on hand throughout to offer their expert guidance to ensure we achieved the desired outcome."
Bill Hinge, Chief Executive Officer
Geotech Soil Stabilisation LimitedView more
"Having worked at PDT for a number of years I knew Noel Ruddy to be one of the best in the business and it's fair to say the whole team did a brilliant job. Thanks to PDT's advice and assistance the legal process from start to finish was completely painless"
Chris Setford, Director
Setfords SolicitorsView more
"Acquiring the HH portfolio of clients was an important step forward for Advantedge and required a steady hand to deal with a number of complex issues. With their expertise in dealing with portfolio sales Noel and his team at PDT were superb in cracking through the legal issues and making sure we got the deal done. Thank you for all your efforts and especially for giving up your weekends so we could get documents signed!"
David Tilling, CEO
Advantedge Commerical FinanceView more
"We are delighted to have found the right investment partner in Mobeus to assist us with this buy-out and help us develop and expand the business. We are also delighted that Jonathan Gregory will be joining our board along with David Robertson who will be our new Chairman. I would like to thank Noel, Rebecca and the team at PDT for listening, analysing and guiding us through this process with professionalism and care. I’ve never seen so much paper in my life so it is reassuring that they know where it all goes!"
David Tilling, Managing Director
Factor 21View more
"PDT have been a great support to Higgidy over the years – particularly with regards to some complex property acquisitions which have enabled us to unlock adjacent properties and expand our site. I would highly recommend them"
James Foottit, Managing Director
Higgidy PiesView more
"We were expertly guided through the process by the team at PDT. The acquisition is extremely exciting for the future growth of Plastique across the globe. From the start Noel, Rebecca and Mark were committed to helping us get the deal over the line and we were deeply impressed with their professionalism throughout."
John Lowe, Managing Director (now retired)
Plastique Group Limited
"PDT are ABL industry specialists and that expertise has been invaluable to us over the years. In addition, they have built a formidable corporate practice and this is another in a long line of successful deals we have worked on together. This was a complex deal which needed to be done quickly and efficiently. Noel’s industry expertise and Rosie’s calm efficiency were instrumental in the success of this transaction, and we will continue to use them for ABL and corporate support."
John Wilde, Managing Director
Investec Capital SolutionsView more
"I would like to thank Rebecca and Rosie at PDT for listening, analysing and guiding us through this process with professionalism and care."
Jon Godbold, Managing Director
CCS CollectView more
"The opportunity to sell the company to a trust which is run for the benefit of the employees was very attractive to us. It allows us to remain involved in the business whilst giving members of the junior management the opportunity to come through and share in the ownership of the company in the future. Andrew and Sian were instrumental in guiding us through the process and made it as painless as possible."
Kenny Walker, Managing Director
"This was our second major acquisition in the UK and it was important we got it right. As always, the team at PDT were a pleasure to deal with throughout the transaction, were extremely professional and responsive making sure that we completed the deal within a tight deadline. This meant that we could make the commercial announcements we needed to make on time. They guided us through the complex process and whilst there were some aspects of the deal which required some thought, Rebecca and Rosie were extremely proactive in getting any issues resolved."
Martin Woolley, CEO
The Specialist Works LimitedView more
"I’ve been a very happy client of PDT for many years so there was no question as to who would represent me on this deal. I needed to ensure we completed in a very short timeframe and PDT delivered exactly that. Noel and Mark guided me throughout the transaction, making the complex process seemingly simple. I would not hesitate to recommend PDT’s services."
Neill WesternView more
"I was blown away by the service that we received from Rebecca and her team at PDT. They guided us calmly through a myriad of complicated issues, working very long hours and were always ready to take our calls, answer our questions and reassure us when needed. We felt completely confident that they always had our back."
Parry Jones, COO
The Specialist WorksView more
"This was a strategically important deal for KAMIC, and it was great to have the PDT team on board. Andrew and Rosie ensured this deal ran smoothly from beginning to end. We would not hesitate to recommend them and look forward to working with them again"
Petra Freimark Thell, CFO
KAMIC Group ABView more
"Acquiring two companies based in two locations at the same time was never going to be straightforward but, as ever, I knew the team at PDT would not be fazed by the issues and each step of the way was handled with the same professionalism, efficiency and care they have demonstrated on previous transactions. We use pdt because they understand food businesses so when issues arise they are able to quickly deliver workable solutions. It’s always a pleasure working with Noel, Rebecca and the pdt team, and in getting this deal over the line I would like to thank them all for their hard work, help, support and advice. It means a lot to Flagship."
Russell Maddock, CEO
Flagship EuropeView more
"I must congratulate the team at PDT without whose support, expert guidance and sheer determination this deal would not have happened. PDT is a very special business and has played a huge part in the success of Flagship Europe for which I am hugely grateful. It’s always a pleasure working with Noel, Rebecca and the pdt team, and in getting this deal over the line I would like to thank them all for their hard work, help, support and advice. It means a lot to Flagship."
Russell Maddock, CEO
Flagship EuropeView more
"As always, PDT stepped up to the plate for what was without any doubt our most complex transaction in the 10 years we have worked together. With 10 different sets of lawyers based in various different parts of the world working on this transaction, PDT worked in their normal professional & energetic manner to ensure a speedy conclusion whilst always looking after our interests. They did an outstanding job."
Russell Maddock, CEO
Flagship EuropeView more
"Andrew and the team at PDT have been fantastic in supporting us throughout this transaction. Andrew’s calm manner and commercial guidance have been hugely important in seeing us through to a successful conclusion"
Thomas Beergrehn , CEO
UK SupplyView more