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Ben Gale

Associate Solicitor

Biography

Ben is an Associate in the Corporate team in London. He advises a broad range of clients, from owner managed businesses to large corporates, on a wide range of domestic and international transactions, including:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • disposals
  • venture capital and private equity investments
  • joint ventures
  • reorganisations.

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2013

Recent Highlights

  • Advised the selling shareholders on the sale of iCasework, a case management specialist, to Civica UK Limited
  • Advised the selling shareholders on the sale of Thomas Exchange Global, a London based retail foreign exchange (FX) business, to Irish financial services group, Fexco, now the largest independent FX operator in the UK
  • Advised the selling shareholders on the sale of Union Solutions, a £10m turnover infrastructure and cloud specialist business, to IT services provider, Claranet
  • Advised Uniplaces on its £15m Series A fundraise, one of the largest Series A fundraisings in Europe that year
  • Advised Eastleigh-based Hendy Group on the purchase of the Lifestyle Motor Group in a deal which created a group with more than 1,000 employees. The combined group operates 12 motor franchises in 25 locations and boast an annual turnover of £560m
  • Advised Bought by Many Limited, an insurance disruptor and 2015 Fintech Innovation of the Year award winner, in its acquisition of Sussex based pet insurer Brooks Braithwaite (Sussex) Limited.

Testimonials

The Irwin Mitchell team…was excellent throughout the transaction. The team members worked tirelessly and around the clock to support and guide us successfully through the deal. They have an impressive work ethic and manner, meaning that it was an absolute pleasure and delight to have worked with each and every person at the firm who contributed to getting the transaction over the line. We couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any future potential client.” – the sellers of Thomas Exchange Global

“I’d like to thank you both, and your team, for your professional service throughout the transaction. You were both always extremely responsive and your advice was concise, clear, and considered. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to future prospective clients.” – the principal seller of Unions Solutions

“Ben Gale…is excellent. Very good, very quick to respond and extremely helpful and diligent. I never feel ‘I am getting the junior’. It feels like I have a direct line, I never have to wait.” – founder of cube19

“Thanks for … all the support you gave us. Really means a lot. Look absolutely forward to working with you again.” – founder of MyAppConverter

“They have been great. I have really enjoyed working with James and Ben. They have got stuck in and spent time with us. We have a good relationship, and if we need something, it has never been a problem.” – founder of Aphex Consulting

“I have struggled to find a good property solicitor and hoped you could point me to one. It’d be nice to go with a brand that I trust!” – shareholder of Bought By Many

“You are amazing and I am forever a client. I love Irwin Mitchell 😊” – founder of Supreme Jets

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