Howes Percival recruits Cambridge corporate specialist

January 24, 2024

Howes Percival has appointed Corporate Solicitor Ollie Flowers as a Legal Director in its rapidly growing Corporate, Commercial and Banking (CCB) team in Cambridge.

Ollie specialises in corporate transactions and has considerable experience of advising on a wide variety of work including M&A transactions, fundraisings, restructurings, joint ventures, share schemes and general corporate advisory work. Ollie acts for a wide variety of clients including entrepreneurs, private companies, LLPs and partnerships, including on transactions involving venture capital and private equity parties. Ollie works with clients in a wide range of sectors including technology, automotive, agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and media.

Ollie joins Howes Percival’s dedicated CCB team in the city, led by James Stephen. The team of six grew rapidly during 2023 to meet client demand, including the appointment of Associate Josie Rogers (Corporate) and Director Faye Meredith (Banking).

Cambridge Howes Percival Corporate Partner, James Stephen, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ollie to Howes Percival. Ollie has a great reputation in the local market and is a perfect fit within our existing team, in terms of experience and seniority. His venture capital and private equity experience in particular are very much in demand locally.

“Bringing Ollie into the team adds further credibility to our Cambridge CCB offering and is reflective of the wider growth of the Cambridge office. We are increasingly being instructed on larger and more complex corporate transactions and we have the people on the ground in Cambridge to handle the full range of CCB work. As a firm, we have outlined plans for further growth in the next two years and we will continue to bring on board quality lawyers to help support our expanding teams.”

Howes Percival, together with PwC, founded the Cambridge Corporate Finance Club, which runs regular events for the region’s corporate finance community, with the aim of increasing the number of corporate transactions in the region which are supported by local advisers and funders.

The club regularly attracts over 100 attendees and has become the corporate finance networking event in Cambridge for investors, banks, accountants, solicitors, wealth managers and advisors.

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