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Barry Riley



Barry is an Associate in the Manchester Corporate team, mapped to the Weightmans’ Owner Managed Businesses segment (companies up to £100million turnover). He qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and joined Weightmans in January 2018.

He acts for private companies and specialises in a variety of corporate work, including: merger, acquisition and disposal activity, group re-organisations, equity investment, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements and articles of association, corporate governance and company law advisory.

Recent transactions he has acted on include:

  • Acquisition of Plastique Holdings Limited (UK)
    (Sonoco Holdings, Inc. (US))
  • Equity investment by BGF Investments LP
    (Planixs GRP Limited)
  • Re-organisation and onward sale of part of an insurance brokerage business
    (Caunce O’Hara to Markel UK)
  • Acquisition of a plastics moulding and fabrication engineering business based in the North of England.

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