Tyr’s corporate team is led by partner Chris Blantern.

Chris has a wealth of experience acting for a wide range of clients from small to medium sized enterprises through to large national public and private companies. He advises on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions and disposals (of both shares and assets), management buy-outs and buy-ins, joint ventures, shareholder and partnership agreements, refinancing and reorganisations as well as providing general corporate advice.

Chris has been listed as both a Recommended Lawyer and a Next Generation Partner within Legal 500.

Chris’s experience includes advising:

  • C4X Discovery Holdings plc on a number of share placings, open offers and subscriptions raising between £1.5 million and £10 million before expenses;
  • Wastecare Group Limited on a series of bolt on acquisitions;
  • Lone Star LP Fasteners on the disposal of its UK subsidiaries to AEA Investors for a consideration of approximately $110 million;
  • on the sale of the entire membership interest of a financial advisory business, trading as an LLP, to a Swedish investment vehicle for a consideration of £11 million;
  • on the sale or purchase of approximately 200 IFA businesses in the last 5 years with consideration ranging from £100,000 to £15 million;
  • SIG plc on over fifty bolt-on acquisitions in the building products sector for consideration ranging from £100,000 to £15 million; and
  • United Medical Enterprises Group Limited on the disposal of its limited partner interest in UME LP by means of an Offer Letter for consideration of £56 million.

Clients have commented that they “very much enjoy working with Chris” and that his “main strengths are his ability to simplify complex terms and clauses” and “having worked with many lawyers on corporate transactions I felt I personally learned more about the legal side of a share purchase through working with Chris, than I have with any other lawyer.” Chris “managed our expectations and guided our responses as only the experienced can with a focus on getting the deal done.”

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