Kingsworth Associates

During his varied career in different financial institutions, John Buxton has advised on a very wide range of transactions, which in more recent years have related exclusively to private companies.

The vast majority of private company shareholders do not like to disclose either the fact that they have sold their company, nor details of the consideration achieved, thus named disclosure here would constitute a breach of confidence as well as a breach of confidentiality. However, the selection listed below does indicate John’s broad industry experience:

  • advice to the management team in the management buy-out of a property services group from its US parent company;
  • the sale of a free press company to a major multinational publishing conglomerate;
  • advice to two shareholders in the wine and spirits trade on the consideration and structure of a transaction to buy out a dissident minority shareholder;
  • the sale of a major high street retailer to a multi-national publishing group;
  • the sale of a railway safety equipment company to a European group entering the UK market;
  • the sale of an aerospace engineering group to an engineering conglomerate;
  • the sale/merger of a lithographic printing company to a trade competitor.