Jonathan Roberts

Partner

Profile

Jonathan is a partner in the Corporate, Commercial & IP team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and has a broad range of experience in advising buyers, sellers and funders across a diverse range of industry sectors. He has advised on deals ranging in value from £0 to approximately £100Million.

In addition to his M&A expertise, Jonathan has advised on numerous private equity and corporate finance transactions.

Jonathan joined Warners in 2001 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Jonathan became partner in 2007 and an equity partner in 2009. Jonathan was the head of the corporate team from 2008 to 2017 and was the firm’s marketing partner from 2012 to 2015.

If Jonathan is unavailable please contact, Kim Farrell, 01732 375314, k.farrell@warners.law

Experience

Career Highlights

  • Advising the founders of a technology start up through 2 rounds of initial rounds of angel investment and 2 further rounds of multi-million dollar private equity investment from US and Canadian based investors.
  • Advising the owners of a specialist PR consultancy on their multi-million pound sale to an AIM listed purchaser.
  • Advising on a corporate disposal of a privately owned property investment company with asset value approaching £100Million.
  • Advising a number of tech start-ups on a variety of investment structures utilising angel and private equity investment including specific SEIS and EIS requirements.
  • Advising a private bank on its eight figure disposal of an investment company owning a large industrial estate.
  • Advising on the disposal of one of Kent’s leading tourist attractions.
  • Advising a number of banks on security structures, including specific structures required to secure acquisition finance.
  • Advising one of the UK’s largest safety play surface installers on various licencing and acquisition transactions.
  • Advising the partners of a central London based niche surveyors practice on their merger with one of the world’s largest international surveying practices.
  • Advising a premiership football club on a wide range of commercial and corporate legal matters.


Recent Projects

PPS Group Limited disposal of shares
Warners corporate team, led by Jonathan Roberts, acted for the shareholders in PPS Group Limited in the disposal of their shares to Porta Communications Plc, the AIM listed international marketing group for approximately £6 million.

Acquisition of WB Publishing Limited
Warners has acted for Blackness Lane Limited in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of WB Publishing Limited. The target company is the publisher of “British Dairying”, the trade magazine for the UK dairy industry.

Sale of Air Management Systems (AMS)
The Warners Corporate team, led by Jonathan Roberts, has successfully completed the sale of the Air Management Systems (AMS) group to Protec Environmental, the French environmental protection group.

Sale of share capital – Tonbridge and District Properties Limited
Warners Corporate Team, led by Jonathan Roberts has completed the sale of one of the region’s largest private landlords. “Project Bridge” involved the sale of the entire issued share capital of Tonbridge and District Properties Limited.

Recognition & Memberships

Ranked in Chambers UK 2017
Jonathan Roberts “has always shown a high degree of technical knowledge when handling corporate and commercial transactions,” according to clients. He focuses his practice on acting for owner-managed businesses in M&A transactional matters.

Ranked in Chambers UK 2016
Jonathan Roberts is “sound, intelligent and listens to his clients,” according to impressed commentators. His practice is concentrated on the acquisition and disposal of small to medium-sized businesses, as well as working on corporate finance matters.

Ranked in Chambers UK 2015
Jonathan Roberts heads the firm’s corporate and commercial department and handles corporate M&A and financing transactions for clients across a wide range of industry sectors.

Ranked in Chambers UK 2014
Jonathan Roberts “really knows his stuff. He is commercial and practical and able to overcome problems for us.”

Ranked in Chambers UK 2013
Jonathan Roberts “has always shown a high degree of technical knowledge when handling corporate and commercial transactions,” according to clients. He focuses his practice on acting for owner-managed businesses in M&A transactional matters.

Ranked in Chambers UK 2012
Jonathan Roberts is “a sharp and confident lawyer who doesn’t beat around the bush.”

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Roberts is "sound, intelligent and listens to his clients," according to impressed commentators. His practice is concentrated on the acquisition and disposal of small to medium-sized businesses, as well as working on corporate finance matters.  


Chambers UK 2016

"Excellent - they were succinct, they were quick, on time and delivered all legal work necessary with the minimum fuss."


Chambers UK 2017

Jonathan Roberts "has always shown a high degree of technical knowledge when handling corporate and commercial transactions," according to clients. He focuses his practice on acting for owner-managed businesses in M&A transactional matters.  


Chambers UK 2017