John Woodhouse


John Woodhouse

Partner, Corporate

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John is a senior member of our team and an accomplished talent in advising business owners on their key commercial relationships with management, shareholders, customers and suppliers.  John is especially experienced in supporting owner-managed companies through their growth cycles and advising shareholders on eventual sale.

Legal 500 calls John “an expert in acting for entrepreneurial growth companies” and as such works with many technology, telecoms, sports and entertainment clients.  He also frequently works with sellers in transactions involving ‘people’ businesses, like consultancies and creative agencies.

I had already experienced first-hand Wallace’s expertise and reliability, whatever the legal issue. When it came to advising us on our exit John’s committed, no-nonsense approach ensured a complex deal happened quickly and efficiently.
— Bradley Keenan, founder of E-Tale Marketing Solutions, sold in late 2014 to NYSE quoted Channeladvisor Inc

Work Highlights

  • Advising procurement consultancy Efficio on all aspects of its operations for over a decade on its growth from a niche provider to a multinational group.

  • Providing 15 years of advisory support to Excell Group, a telecoms client, including acquisitions and inward institutional investment by a FTSE 250 shareholder.

  • Advising the founders and management of e-commerce enablement provider E-Tale from its start up through to its sale to a NYSE-quoted acquirer.

  • Acting on the sale of football clubs in Italy, the Czech Republic and England and advising on contractual arrangements for numerous high profile football players and agents.

  • Advising leading fashion brand Fred Perry on its acquisition of Lavenham Leisure.

  • Leading scores of deals on both the buy and sale side often with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.



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