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Oliver
Duke

Partner

Corporate

Meet Oliver's team

Oliver is a Partner in our Corporate Group and his work focuses on cross border, private equity and venture capital transactions. He acts for a range of investors, sponsors and sponsor-backed corporate clients, many of which are located outside of the UK. The cross-border mandates he advises on regularly involve multiple market practices, regulatory frameworks and tax regimes.

Clients describe Oliver as: “exceptional at guiding us through the nuances to UK transactions”, “top notch” and “highly recommended to others” (Legal 500), and he has been ranked as a Thomson Reuters Stand Out Lawyer 2024.

Oliver is a member of the Walker Morris International Committee, with responsibility for relationships with other international law firms, and he regularly participates in the International Bar Association and the Association for Corporate Growth conferences. Oliver is also a member of Walker Morris’ Innovation Committee and Women in Leadership group.

Cases

Elanders

Represented Swedish headquartered Elanders AB on: a) the carve out acquisition of the Bishopsgate, a leading logistics business focussing on special transportation, installation and configuration of medical devices; b) the acquisition of Kammac, a unique logistics company offering bonded warehouses, temperature-controlled warehouse environments and handling of medical and pharmaceutical products

Bollegraaf Holdings

Represented Dutch headquartered Bollegraaf, the world’s largest builder of recycling plants, on its strategic partnership with Greyparrot AI, a pioneer in AI waste analytics. As part of the agreement, Bollegraaf transferred its AI vision business to Greyparrot in addition to a cash investment.

Sorb Industri

Represented Swedish headquartered Sorb Industri on multiple acquisitions including:
a) the acquisition of The Real Spirit of Coffee Limited, a supplier of high-end coffee machines and consumables sold under the Rijo42 brand;
b) the acquisition of Didsbury Engineering, a global supplier of equipment for ground service and maintenance of aircrafts.
c) the acquisition of Condale Plastics, the plastic extrusion specialist.

PP Greiftechnik GmbH

Represented German based PP Greiftechnik on the carve out acquisition of Broughton Plant Hire and Sales Limited and the associated Broughton Plant Hire business which is a niche provider of plant hire solutions for the construction industry.

Kinshofer

Represented German headquartered Kinshofer on its acquisition of Prolec Ltd from James Fisher and Sons plc. Prolec is a niche developer of safety software and hardware solutions for the construction industry.

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Statlab Medical Products

Represented Statlab Medical Products, the US-headquartered and private equity backed manufacturer and distributor of anatomic pathology equipment, on multiple acquisitions including:
a) the acquisition of Pyramid Innovations, the manufacturer and supplier of next generation histology / pathology smart slide and cassette printers for laboratory use;
b) the acquisition of CellPath, the manufacturer and worldwide supplier of consumables, equipment, and services to the cellular pathology sector.

FDH Aero

Represented FDH Aero, the US-headquartered and private equity backed distributor of c-class hardware and replacement parts on multiple acquisitions including:
a) the acquisition of PDQ Airspares, the aftermarket suppliers of supply of consumables and expendables to the airline & MRO industry.
b) the acquisition of AGC Aerospheres, the aerospace material supplier, specializing in a comprehensive range of chemicals, paints, adhesives, sealants, composites, and consumables tailored for the aviation MRO sector.

Prototal Industries

Represented Prototal Industries, the leader in the European additive manufacturing sector headquartered in Sweden, on its strategic acquisition of CA Models.

Corsearch

Represented Corsearch, the US headquartered and private equity backed intellectual property management and brand protection company, on its acquisition of Entura International, the UK headquartered anti-piracy innovation company behind the brand Marketly.

Camano Capital and Tonka Bay Equity Partners

Represented US-based private equity investors, Camano Capital and Tonka Bay Equity Partners, on the acquisition of E-Cloth, the UK headquartered market leader in premium, environmentally-friendly microfiber cleaning products.

Trevco Industries

Represented Trevco Industries, the US-headquartered market leading e-commerce business, on its acquisition of UK based Mandarin International Brands.

Lifco Dental

Represented Swedish headquartered Lifco Dental on its acquisition of Ortho-Care, the supplier of orthodontic products to dentists in the UK.

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