Mincoffs Solicitors appoint new corporate partner

Mincoffs Solicitors has welcomed Luke Philpott as a new partner in its award-winning corporate team.

Luke qualified as a solicitor at a national law firm in 2015 and relocated from Manchester to Newcastle in 2018, working for 2 North East firms before joining Mincoffs Solicitors as a partner.

He holds a wealth of experience in all areas of corporate law and specialises in private equity and venture capital. Deal highlights include: acting on the sale of Barnsley Football Club, the management buyout of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Albion Capital Partners investment in MPP Global, the merger of Wilson Insurance Brokers with Bollington Group and the private equity investment from Inflexion, Mobysoft’s private equity investment from Livingbridge and acting on numerous investments by Mercia Asset Management and NVM Private Equity.

Luke also acted for 8 of the top 100 tech companies listed in the 2018 Northern Tech 100 League Table published by Tech Nation as well as acting for Boohoo.com.

Luke joins Mincoffs Solicitors at a time of notable achievements for the corporate team, having completed 69 transactions in the last 12 months with an aggregate value of £465m and ranking as the 4th most active legal advisor in the North East in terms of deal volume in the most recent Experian Market IQ M&A report.  Deal highlights for the team during the period included acting on behalf of the sellers of Sunderland based Coatsink Software on its £65m disposal to Swedish headquartered Thunderful Group, acting on the sale of London based Goodboy Digital to US buyer Playco, acting for the multi-national Sudhir Group on the acquisitions of Star Platforms Limited and Powertek Services Limited and acting on behalf of the sellers of HistoCyte Laboratories in the sale of that company to Swedish buyer, Atlas Antibodies AB.

As well as acting for clients on private equity and venture capital matters, he will also play an active role in continuing to build the firm’s profile in the region’s business community.

Commenting on his appointment, Luke said “I’m delighted to be joining Mincoffs and I can’t wait to get started. After meeting the team and discussing the firm’s plans for growth, I knew joining them was the correct decision for me. Mincoffs’ corporate team is understated, however it is without doubt one of the top corporate teams in the region.”

“Luke is the perfect fit for Mincoffs and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the team” added Paul Hughes, Head of Corporate.  “His proven track record of developing excellent client relationships and his commitment to his clients fits perfectly with our ethos and will provide a significant boost to our corporate team.  We are very much looking forward to working with him and I have no doubt Luke will excel in his new role.”

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