Guy Green


Guy trained in London at the specialist Intellectual Property firm Bird & Bird where, following qualification in 1981, he practiced as a patent litigator. He then returned to Birmingham to join his family firm George Green LLP as a corporate lawyer. There he developed their private equity practice acting for private equity houses such as 3i, Lloyds Development Capital and Nat West Development Capital as well as acting for many of the local quoted companies. In 2000, he joined the Birmingham office of the international law firm Eversheds to head up their Private Equity team and grew his institutional client base to include Barclays Private Equity, Gresham Private Equity and Royal Bank Private Equity amongst others. Guy also continued his general corporate M&A practice alongside his Private Equity practice.

In 2007, Guy joined one of his quoted Icelandic clients, Exista HF, as global head of legal before rejoining the corporate team of Eversheds, this time as a Partner in their London office. Guy returned to Birmingham a year later and rejoined his family firm, George Green LLP.

Guy’s highlight transactions include:

  • Management Buy Out of “Your Move” Real Estate Agents
  • Sale of Chamberlain Hotel Group
  • Secondary buy out and subsequent sale of Menzies Hotel Group
  • Acquisition by Sims Group of the UK recycling division of the Canadian recycling group Phillips Services out of Chapter 11
  • Acquisition by Sims Group of the Scandinavian recycling group Mirec
  • Acquisition of Katsouris Fresh Foods by Bakkavor Group HF
  • Acquisition of Laurens Patisserie by Bakkavor Group HF
  • Public bid for Geest Foods PLC by Bakkavor Group HF
  • Acquisition of 30% of JJB Sports PLC
  • Acquisition of Stomford Partners
  • Public bid for Whittards of Chelsea PLC
  • Participation by F L Group in acquisition of House of Fraser
  • Acquisition of Iceland Telecom by Exista HF
  • Acquisition of a 20% holding in the Finnish Insurance Group, Sampo
  • Acquisition of a 10% interest in Norwegian insurance group Storebrand
  • Secondary buy out of Poundland
  • Refinancing of Bakkavor Group
  • Secondary buy out of Healthcare at Home
  • IPO at Poundland