Krishen Patel Director, Corporate

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    Expertise

    Krishen Patel is a Director in the firm’s Corporate team with particular expertise in private M&A, MBOs, private equity (with a particular focus on management team advisory) and corporate real estate transactions. In addition, Krishen regularly advises companies and individuals on shareholder agreements, equity / debt fundraisings (particularly in the technology space) and joint ventures.

    Krishen was named Junior Lawyer of the Year in 2015 (Kent and East Sussex Junior Lawyer Division).

    Krishen is also a fluent Gujarati speaker.

     

    "The team's key capabilities are closely aligned with the equity capital markets, so they are able to advise us to the best possible outcome."

    Legal 500, 2020

    In detail

    Recent experience

    • Advised BDO LLP on its merger with Moore Stephens LLP to create the fifth largest accountancy and advisory firm in the UK
    • Advising AIM listed Smartspace Software plc on the sale of its enterprise business to Four Winds Interactive (backed by Vista Equity Partners)
    • Advising certain members of management on their equity participation in Goldman Sachs-backed Riverstone Living
    • Advising Telford Homes on its joint venture with SGN (Southern Gas Networks) for its Rotherhithe BTR (build-to-rent) scheme
    • Advising on various retail bonds including Surrey County Cricket Club (Oval), Craft Gin Club, Freddie’s Flowers and Jockey Club
    • Advising Harbor Group and ZC Ronogil on its £90m acquisition of The Relay Building from US headquartered alternative investment firm, Angelo Gordon
    • Advising Vanarama (a leading UK vehicle leasing business) on its investments by Pentland Group and Rinkelberg
    • Advising AIM listed Gaming Realms plc on various disposals

    Career history

    • 2019 – Present: Corporate Director, Memery Crystal
    • 2017 – 2019: Corporate Senior Associate, Memery Crystal
    • 2016 – 2017: Corporate Associate, Memery Crystal
    • 2013 – 2016: Corporate Associate, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP
    • 2012 – 2013: Corporate Solicitor, Saracens Solicitors
    • 2010 – 2012: Trainee Solicitor, Saracens Solicitors

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