Liz Bruce
Legal Director
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+44 (0)131 656 0183
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Liz has a proven track record in company and business sales and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and reorganisations, venturing (including joint ventures) and funding, equity investments and shareholder arrangements. She has particular experience in property based corporate work including SPVs. Liz is used to advising on start ups as well as ongoing company regulation and corporate governance issues. Regardless of the size and nature of the transaction, Liz offers efficient, focused commercial advice.

Some recent work highlights include:-

  • Sale of alternative investment fund manager FIM Services Limited to Gresham House;
  • Sale of HC Dundee Holdco Limited (owner of The Old Mill student accommodation in Dundee) to LXi Reit;
  • Purchase by AbacusNext UK Limited (a subsidiary of Abacus Data Systems, Inc) of the entire issued share capital of HotDocs Limited (now AbacusNext International Limited).
  • Sale of the group owning the Edinburgh Capital Hotel, Edinburgh City Hotel, Pond Hotel (Glasgow), Huntingtower Hotel (Perth) and Speedbird Inn (Aberdeen) to Leonardo Hotels;
  • Acting for the University of Edinburgh in relation to the establishment of, and investment into, Roslin Technologies Limited, a company set up to facilitate the commercialisation of research at the Roslin Institute;
  • Sale of Arthur Mckay & Co Ltd to Servest Group;
  • Acting for Loch Duart in relation to funding by Scottish Enterprise and Capricorn Group;
  • Purchase, by East Coast Buses Limited (a subsidiary of Lothian Buses) of the business of providing certain east coast bus routes including depots at Musselburgh and North Berwick;
  • Acting for Scottish Water Business Stream in relation to the purchase of the non-domestic customer base of Southern Water Services Limited