Julian Smith

Julian Smith


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What can Julian do for you?

Julian is a corporate finance partner with 25 year's experience and a particular focus on the health and care sector. He works with clients embarking on major corporate projects, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and shareholder collaborations. Julian leads our firm-wide independent sector health and care practice, helping clients to navigate the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing sector.

Supporting your ambitions

Julian's ability to build relationships and manage legal teams has enabled him to help clients successfully complete what have been viewed as strategic, once in a lifetime and complex transactions. Highlights include:

  • Advising on strategic divestments such as the divestment of Bupa Home Healthcare to Celesio and the sale by an entrepreneur of a sector leading international business to a listed US trade buyer.
  • Acquisitions for Elysium Healthcare and Stantec Inc.
  • Leveraging our understanding of the NHS in ground breaking transactions for businesses such as Virgin Care and Synlab in relation to their largest transactions with the NHS.

What do others say?

In a recent independent client service review, a client said that she "really values his approach to team work – Julian is clearly a team player and there is no ego involved. His whole approach is based on progressing the project. He is solutions driven and has the end goal clearly in sight."

What else should you know?

Perhaps a sign of the times, almost every transaction Julian has worked on in the last 18 months has been cross-border, typically advising North American acquirers of UK businesses, but also helping UK sellers leverage the international market. One transaction involved leading the legal work across eight different jurisdictions in four continents on an exit by the founder entrepreneur.

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