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Alistair Cree, Partner

Alistair Cree


Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Commercial and IT
  • Corporate
  • Transport

Practice notes

Alistair is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland's core corporate group and has broad experience in advising public and private companies on acquisitions, fundraisings, disposals, restructurings and general corporate governance.

Recent experience includes advising: the Co-operative Bank plc on its £157.5m disposal of Illius Properties Limited, Van Elle Holdings plc on its £80m admission to AIM, AIM listed API Group plc on its recommended (initially hostile) £46m takeover by Steel Partners, fully listed Flybe Group plc on its £150m Placing and Open Offer on the London Stock Exchange, AIM listed Epwin Group plc on its £135m admission to AIM, Singapore listed Rowsley Ltd. on its joint venture with Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and BCEG in respect of the St. Michael's development in Manchester, AIM listed Fairpoint Group plc on its acquisitions of Simpson Millar LLP , Colemans-CTTS LLP and Abney Garsden Solicitors, fully listed Booker Group plc on its £110m acquisition of Makro UK, Swiss listed Myriad Group AG on its £25m recommended (initially hostile) all share offer for AIM and Canadian listed Synchronica plc, Synarbor plc on its £18m takeover by Star Bidco Limited, Mr. Dennis Mendoros on his £38m disposal of Euravia Engineering & Supply Co. Limited, European Metal Recycling Limited on its acquisition of SITA's metal recycling business and Frank and Philip Frederick on the £49m disposal of Fredericks Dairies Limited. 

Alistair has undertaken 6 month secondments to each of BAE Systems plc (2011), Flybe Group plc (2006) and Speedy Hire plc (2004).

Alistair is a member of both Eversheds Sutherland's Aerospace Defence & Security sector group and the aviation team within the Transport sector group. Alistair was North West Business Insider Magazine's "Young Lawyer of the Year" for 2008/09 and is recommended in both the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 and the 2016/17 edition of Chambers and Partners.

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