Emily Parkes

Principal Associate - Corporate

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"I am a corporate lawyer working predominantly on company mergers, acquisitions and disposals for a wide range of clients, across a variety of sectors.”

I am a principal associate in Higgs’ corporate law team, having joined the firm in October 2018 as a newly qualified solicitor.

I advise companies and business owners on a range of M&A matters including asset and share acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations and management buy-outs, as well as general company law and corporate governance issues.

I act for businesses of all sizes, across a wide range of sectors, and always seek to tailor my advice based on individual needs and specific objectives. I also have extensive experience and specialism in dealing with clients and professionals in the childcare sector.

Overall, I pride myself on providing exceptional client service and going above and beyond to ensure that clients have a positive experience and feel supported throughout the entire deal process.

I am recognised as a Key Lawyer within the team by the Legal 500 2023 and was nominated as Rising Star in the Women & Diversity in Law Awards 2022.

I am also a member of the Colmore Collective committee, which organises and hosts networking events for emerging M&A professionals in the legal and finance sectors.

  • Advising The Old Station Nursery Limited (OSN) on several day nursery acquisitions since 2019, to support the group’s continued growth in the sector. The OSN group was named as the 13th largest nursery group in the UK by Nursery Chains league, in March 2023.
  • Advising global logistics company, Super Group, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Worcestershire based logistics business, Amco, for a deal value of circa £30m.
  • Leading on the sale of Complete Design Partnership (CDP), a structural and civil engineering practice based in the Midlands delivering projects both in the UK and internationally. CDP was acquired by private equity backed Hydrock
  • Advising on sale of leading manufacturer of icepacks and temperature-controlled shipping systems, Hydropac Ltd, to international group, Bunzl Plc.
  • Leading on the sale of P&P Non-Ferrous to UK leading supplier of non-ferrous metals, Bornmore Metals.
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of PRM Green Technologies to AIM listed Restore Group.
  • Advising on the sale of Malvern-based hygiene products manufacturer, Essential Supply Products, to Italian based multinational Lucart Group.

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In my spare time during the COVID pandemic, I got a Level 3 diploma in Interior Design with the National Design Academy


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"I thought I would drop you a quick line to express our thanks for the hard work undertaken by Emily in securing the sale of our business. The professionalism, and diligence coupled with some humour along the way, made a tough process successful”

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