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Madeline Gowlett

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Madeline trained at Travers Smith and is a partner in the Tax Group.  She specialises in advising large and mid-sized corporates on public and private M&A,  tax structuring including pre-IPO reorganisations and equity and debt restructurings, and complex advisory work.  She also has experience in advising asset managers, private equity houses and real estate investment trusts.

Madeline is a frequent speaker at internal and external conferences.

Selected mandates include advising:

  • Bridgepoint and management on the sale of Pret A Manger to global investment firm JAB
  • Impact Healthcare REIT plc on the tax structuring of its IPO and subsequent acquisitions
  • Shazam Entertainment Limited on its proposed acquisition by a subsidiary of an American multinational technology company
  • Ongoing advisory and tax structuring work for the Peel Group
  • Microfocus on the reverse merger with HP
  • Safestore Holdings plc on its £56 million acquisition of Stork Self Storage Limited
  • ZPG plc on the acquisition of the property data company Hometrack for £120m followed by its up to £140m acquisition of financial services price comparison business Money, the operator of the website
  • Ascential on the sale of Ascential Exhibitions to ITE Group plc for £300 million, subject to shareholder approval
  • Arrowgrass on the tax structuring of its investment in Dreamland