Brenda A. Coleman

Partner

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  • LLB (Law), 1st Class Hons, King's College London, 1981

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 1984
  • Member, City of London Law Society Tax Committee
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Chambers UK, Global – Band 1
  • UK Legal 500 - highly recommended 
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • Super Lawyers: Tax
  • Expert Guides’ Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law

Brenda A. Coleman

Partner

Brenda Coleman specialises in all aspects of corporate tax including private equity, fund formation, public and private M&A, restructurings, complex financings and tax disputes. Her experience includes acting for multi-asset managers, LPs, multinational companies, banks, hedge funds, Sovereign wealth funds and various UK Government departments.

Experience

  • Bain Capital on its acquisition of:
    • a controlling stake in MKM, the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant; 
    • NGA UK, a UK payroll and HR Business from NGA Human Resources; and 
    • CRH plc’s clay and concrete business in the UK and the US
  • CCMP on its sale of PureGym, a chain of no frills fitness clubs in the UK
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners and Ensono on the acquisition of a data centre business from Wipro
  • TSG Consumer Partners on its acquisition of a minority stake in BrewDog, a Scottish craft beer
  • 3i Group plc on the acquisition of Audley Travel
  • Epiris on its acquisition of Bonhams
  • Genstar Capital on its (approx.) $1bn acquisition of CRF Health
  • ICG in the $5.3bn consortium buy-out of Visma
  • ICG on its £1.3bn joint partnership investment into IRIS
  • Ares Management on the sale of its portfolio company Cordium 
  • Northern European private equity sponsor in the formation of its €4.25 billion Northern Europe focused private equity fund
  • APG on its acquisition of a 75 per cent interest in a joint venture with TH Real Estate, to develop the St James Centre in Edinburgh, one of the UK’s largest private regeneration projects

Publications

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