Greg Williams

Partner

Greg is a partner within the corporate and commercial team. He has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions with a focus on domestic and international M&A, advising investor and investee companies on private equity investments, particularly in the life science sector. Greg’s clients include Development Bank of Wales, Creo Medical and FP Hurley. He has acted as the lead on a number of standout corporate transactions including Voltcom on its reorganisation and multimillion pound investment by Beechbrook Capital and sale of Amber Engineering of Biffa Plc.

Greg also leads the dedicated healthcare team. He is highly regarded within this sector as has a wealth of experience acting for the healthcare and the life sciences businesses. Greg has forged his reputation through his knowledge and expertise working on some complex, high-value transactions including advising Sheppard Pharmacy, the largest independent pharmacy group in Wales, on its acquisitions including the recent purchases of Emersons Pharmacy and Hope Pharmacy. He also advised Minerva Laboratories in their management buy-out.

Greg regularly speaks at seminars on topics such as succession planning and management buy-outs, private equity investments with a specific focus on the pharmaceutical sector.

Work History

Greg became a partner in 2012 after joining Hugh James in 2008 as a senior associate. He has since acted as lead contact on a number of corporate transactions.

Greg qualified in 2001 and has exclusively advised on corporate and M&A matters. 

 

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We would like to thank Greg and the Hugh James team for their work on our recent sale. Not only did Greg provide outstanding legal advice so as to ensure that the transaction was completed on time, he understands our business and our needs and executes it in a commercial manner. I would happily recommend him as not just a lawyer but a trusted business adviser.

Geraint Davies, Director at Geraint Davies Pharmacies

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We are pleased with the new branch, which further strengthens our presence in South Wales. Greg obviously has a lot of experience in this sector and he and his colleagues at Hugh James provided a seamless service to ensure that the transaction went smoothly.

John Sheppard, Financial Director at Sheppards Pharmacy

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I’d like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Greg Williams and the entire team at Hugh James for their help with the sale of our dental practice. They advised and represented us during a long and protracted negotiation ensuring a very successful result. Their professionalism was only matched by their approachability and good humour.

Keith Morgan | Former owner of Malpas Dental Practice