Brabners adds new partner to corporate team
Liverpool law firm Brabners is looking to accelerate growth in its corporate team with the appointment of a new partner
Liverpool law firm Brabners is targeting further growth in its corporate activity with the appointment of John Spofforth as partner.
He joins from another local firm O’Connors, where he headed up its corporate practice. John brings with him 20 years of experience in leading domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and advising on high-growth and family-owned businesses.
His appointment follows an “outstanding” 12 months for the firm’s 40-strong corporate team which saw it treble its deal count in 2021, advising on 139 transactions – representing a combined £1.3bn worth of deals.
Nik White, managing partner at Brabners, said: “John is one of the North West’s best known corporate lawyers, and brings with him extensive experience in leading strategic sales and acquisitions that will make him a valuable addition to the team.
“Our corporate practice, which is among the largest in the region, has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months, as we seek to expand our practice and support clients with both a national and international outlook. John’s appointment will help us to build on this momentum as the deals market continues to rebound from the pandemic.
John added: “The North West’s M&A market has undoubtedly enjoyed a healthy past 12 months, as businesses responding to the pandemic look to consolidate their operations or target growth through buy and build strategies or shareholders seek an exit.
“This presents huge opportunities for business owners and investors across the region who will no doubt continue to look to Brabners to help them achieve their ambitions and I am delighted to be joining the firm at such an exciting time.