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Phil Baigent, Partner

Phil Baigent

Partner

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"Phil Baigent receives praise for his expertise in the healthcare sector and counts a number of the most prominent funders and operators in the sector amongst his list of clients."
(Chambers & Partners, 2017)


Phil is a highly regarded and well respected corporate lawyer who specialises in corporate transactions. He has over 20 years experience advising sellers and buyers (both corporates and individuals), investors, funders and management teams on the full breadth of corporate transactions. This has included both SMEs and the mid-market arena. Phil has a particular expertise in private healthcare; acting for a number of the UK’s leading operators, investors and funders in the sector.

Legal Services

Corporate

Cases

  • Advising the shareholders of The TEW Group on the multi-million pound sale of their shares to LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Limited – The UK and European operation of L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
  • Advising The Alumasc Group Plc, a FTSE listed company, on its committed borrowing facilities of £20 million from Barclays Bank Plc and HSBC Bank Plc.
  • Advising Countrywide Care Homes on its acquisition of 33 care homes in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from beleaguered care home operator, Southern Cross.

 

Sectors

Care

Phil is well known for his work in the private healthcare sector, having built up an impressive array of clients including operators, investors and funders. He is a constituent part of our Healthcare Team and has been instrumental in establishing Freeths as a key adviser in the sector. Phil is one of the few corporate lawyers in the UK who advises on transactions in the sector involving US REITs.

Cases

  • Acting for a large private care home operator on the corporate aspects of its sale of a portfolio of 23 UK-wide residential and nursing care properties. The sale was to a US REIT for a £75.8 million sale and leaseback arrangement.
  • Acting for a large private care home operator on the share acquisition of a corporate group, owning and operating a portfolio of 7 care home facilities in the South East of England. This was for a consideration in excess of £100 million.
  • Advising Countrywide Care Homes on its acquisition of 33 care homes in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from beleaguered care home operator, Southern Cross.

 

To contact Phil or for more information…

Call: 0845 634 9799
Or email: Send an email

 

Testimonials

“Phil’s advice is reliable, pragmatic and above all commercial and he has an excellent ability to quickly focus and deal with the key issues.”

(Mike Spencer, Managing Director, TEW Group)

“Phil is a great commercial and banking lawyer with whom I am delighted to work.”

(John Ramsay, Relationship Director (Education), Santander Corporate Banking)

“A great all round service. First class. More of the same please.”

(Dollar Financial UK Limited t/a The Money Shop)

“Clients feel that Phil is ‘personable, a calm and thoughtful individual, and easy to deal with and talk to’ and find that he ‘comes up with creative solutions and has good commercial awareness’.”

(Chambers & Partners)

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