Peter Ellis Corporate Partner

I am a partner solicitor in the corporate team with significant experience in the acquisition and disposal of companies and businesses, debt and equity funding, reconstructions and reorganisations, shareholder arrangements and share schemes, company law and partnership matters.

I have spent my career acting for owner-managed businesses, PLCs, multi-nationals and private equity backed companies in a variety of industries and service sectors.

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 Typical areas I deal with are:

  • Business/company sales and disposals
  • Management buyouts/management buy-ins
  • Constructions/reorganisations
  • Equity funding
  • Debt funding including senior and mezzanine finance, acquisition funding
  • Shareholder agreements and joint ventures
  • Constitutional matters for companies (limited by shares and guarantee)
  • Directors duties company law
  • Unincorporated associations
  • Partnerships
  • Share options

I have recently acted for clients in relation to:

  • Sale of a specialist London-based business consultancy to a private equity backed purchaser
  • MBO of a supplier of commercial refrigeration and catering equipment
  • Sale of a vehicle leasing business to a foreign quoted PLC
  • Sale of a veterinary care services business to a private equity backed group
  • MBO of a commercial vehicle dealership
  • Sale of a building supplies manufacturer to a quoted PLC
  • Sale of a compression moulding manufacturer to a quoted group
  • Purchase of a commercial floor coverings business
  • Sale of a furniture manufacturer
  • MBO of a civil engineering and building contractor
  • Purchase of a filtration business


  • Partner, Beswicks Legal corporate team

What other say about me:

Peter Ellis ‘takes a focused and commercial approach especially in light of the specific dynamics of private equity transactions’. Legal 500 2018

“Many thanks for your patience in explaining the details of the sale in terms which we understood, please also send our best wishes to all members of your team for the work which they carried out in a professional and friendly manner”.

‘Comes up with innovative solutions to legal issues and defuses potentially contentious situations’. Legal 500 2017

‘Offers practical, commercial advice in a personable and understandable manner’. Legal 500 2015

Peter has previously been mentioned in the Legal 500 as “efficient” and “recommended” by clients.

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