Overview

Richard heads the firm's corporate team having previously been head of its private equity team.

Richard is a member of the firm's International Committee.

He specialises in corporate advice, private equity, domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital markets (Official List and AIM).

Richard's work focuses on complex corporate transactions and re-organisations with particular emphasis on the private equity sector. He has significant experience advising institutions, management and investee companies on buy-outs, buy-ins, development capital transactions and re-financings as well as exit events.

Experience
  • Advising ECI Partners LLP on the secondary buyout of Investis, the leading independent global specialist in digital corporate communications.
  • Advising the shareholders of Sofa Brands International on its disposal to Promethean Investments.
  • Advising Kinshofer GmbH, a leading manufacturer of attachments for loader cranes and hydraulic excavators, on its acquisitions of Augur Torque Europe Limited and subsidiaries in Australia, the US and China. 
  • Advising Lifetime Training and its shareholders on an investment by Sovereign Capital Partners.
  • Advising Fangda Partners on the UK aspects of the acquisition by Shanghai listed CMST Development LTD of a majority stake in Henry Bath & Co Limited.

What others say...

Richard Spink heads the private equity group at Burges Salmon LLP and has substantial experience advising on investments and exits. Sources praise his 'extensive knowledge' of the market, commenting that he 'has his finger on the pulse in private equity circles'.