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Ashley is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him and his team to anyone going through a complex transaction or IPO.

Chambers UK 2023

Ashley Reeback acts on corporate transactions in both the public and private arenas, including M&A, IPOs, MBOs and MBIs. He is Head of the Corporate department at Howard Kennedy.

Ashley assists clients on the full spectrum of corporate and capital markets transactions. He is a solicitor with a particular focus on mid-market M&A, as well as, public company transactions.

He advises on both the purchase and sale of private companies including by way of Management Buy Outs and Management Buy-Ins.

On the capital markets side of his practice, Ashley acts for clients on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and has advised on over 40 AIM IPOs (some by way of reverse takeover), acting for both issuers and Nomad/brokers.

Ashley also advises on public takeovers, as well as, early stage and pre-IPO funding rounds.

Recent work
  • Advising the shareholders of Impact Air Systems Limited on the sale of the waste and trim extraction company to Addtech Nordic AB, a NASDAQ OMX Stockholm listed company.
  • Ideagen plc - advising on the placing and retail offer of new shares to raise £50m.
  • Advising the shareholders of Bennett Christmas Group, the insurance brokers and underwriters, on the purchase by Ethos Broking group.
  • Automated Systems Group Limited - advising the managed offices services provider on its acquisition strategy including the acquisition of: B&M Office Machines Limited, ICA.
  • Digital Limited, Geerings Digital Limited, 3D Generation Limited and Reprotec.
  • Compass Broker Holdings Limited - advising selling shareholders on the sale to Broker Network.
  • Advising existing shareholders of Aston Barclay Group and the incoming management group on a significant investment by Rutland Partners.
  • Advising the selling shareholders of Funkin Limited on its sale to AG Barr, owner of Irn Bru, in a £21m+ deal.
  • Mirada plc - advising on share placings and loan financings.
  • Spectrum Interactive - advising on the takeover offer by Arqiva, circa £23m.

  • Ranked as Hall of Fame, M&A: Smaller Deals £10-£100M, Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Ranked Band 4, Corporate / M&A: £10-£100m, Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual, Corporate and commercial: M&A, smaller deals, £10-£100M, Legal 500 2023
  • "Ashley Reeback has been the partner we’ve worked with for many years. He pulls the team together based on what and when we need it – and he’s always involved so no balls get dropped." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Ashley is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him and his team to anyone going through a complex transaction or IPO." Chambers UK 2023
  • Ranked band 3, Corporate/M&A: £10 - 100m (was Mid-Market), Chambers UK 2023
  • "He is excellent - he's responsive and knows our needs very well." Chambers UK 2022
  • "Ashley is experienced and has a commercial mindset and straightforward approach." Chambers UK 2021

Did you know
Ashley is an avid follower of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.


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