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Paul Wigham


Paul specialises in acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses for both owner managed business and large corporate clients. He advises on private equity investments, particularly in relation to early stage companies, and provides general funding advice to companies, including advice on banking facilities and security documentation.

Paul also provides general corporate governance advice to companies and directors and assists companies with their annual compliance and statutory obligations under the Companies Act.

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recent experience

  • Advice to a group of private equity investors based in the US, Europe and the Middle East in relation to an investment in a technology company
  • Advice to a corporate client in relation to a syndicated multicurrency banking facility involving group companies in 7 jurisdictions
  • Advice to both further and higher education institutions on term loan facilities
  • Acting on over 7 acquisitions in the last two years for a client in the leisure sector
  • Acting for a charity on the restructuring of its banking facilities

Paul is a keen Newcastle United fan and has now travelled to see them lose cup semi finals and finals in three countries in Europe including Wales, England and France. He played in the same local football side as a current Premier League player, but now only plays intermittently on Watson Burton's own football team.