Gardner Leader, one of the region’s leading law firms, has advised the shareholders of Swindon-based IT, digital and technology consultants, Leading Resolutions Limited, on the company’s management buyout backed by NVM Private Equity.
Leading Resolutions are an independent IT, Digital and technology consultancy helping clients deliver large scale technology change programmes. They have full coverage across the technology landscape with deep expertise advising clients on large and complex IT transformation and business change programmes. They are seen as a trusted advisor to the boards of large and mid-sized corporates with an extensive list of blue-chip clients including Currys, The AA, Experian and Easyjet. The company is led by CEO, Peter Smyth and COO, Sheila Bryant supported by an experienced team who are responsible for delivering an impressive 70% revenue CAGR over the last two years.
For the last three years Leading Resolutions has been named in the Financial Times UK’s Leading Management Consultants report across 5 categories, following a significant number of recommendations from industry peers and clients. This recognition highlights the momentum the business has been building and is testament to the delivery capabilities which have been expanded and developed over recent years.
The Gardner Leader team was headed up by Corporate Partner, Joe Lewis. Joe specialises in advising businesses, from start-up to flotation, on all aspects of public and private M&A, shareholders’ agreements, reorganisations and corporate governance. Joe was supported by Gail Vallis, Karron Whitter, Rabika Basran, Diane Yarrow and Jonathan Bradley.
Shareholder Jeff Motto commented: “We have worked with Joe and the team for a number of years, going back to before the merger between Gardner Leader and Clark Holt. As expected, there are always lots of nuts and bolts that must be put in place when undertaking this type of transition, the Gardner Leader team were always on hand to provide the best guidance and advice throughout.”
Co-founder Israr Chaudry added: “Joe and the team have always made it easy for us to do business with them and working with them has been a pleasure.”
Partner, Joe Lewis, said: “Leading Resolutions is one of the UK’s leading technology consultants. It’s been great to work with Jeff, Israr and the rest of the team over the years and now it is particularly rewarding to see them move ahead into an exciting new chapter for all concerned.”
With offices across the Thames Valley, South West and South East, including Newbury, Thatcham, Maidenhead, Swindon, Windsor, London and Oxford, Gardner Leader’s team of highly experienced legal professionals now exceeds more than 180 employees, working across 12 specialist teams each dedicated to providing specific services to businesses and to individuals.