Emma Clayton



Emma is an Associate in the Corporate Team. She deals with a wide range of corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions.

Emma's work involves advising on corporate reorganisations, constitutional amendments and asset and share purchases. Emma has advised on these matters for individuals, partnerships and private companies.

Emma is actively involved in Ashfords' commitment to CSR and the firm's charity committee.

Relevant experience

  • Frugi: Advising the shareholders of a leading organic children’s clothing maker, Frugi on the acquisition by True, Europe’s only retail and consumer investment and innovation firm.
  • Torquay Leisure Hotels: Advising management team of the multi-hotel and leisure resort on its management buy-out. The management buy-out was backed by Connection Capital and Santander Bank.
  • Swallowfield plc: Advising the plc on the sale of its manufacturing business to Canadian group, Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC), in a deal worth £35m which was subject to shareholder approval.

  • Datum Alloys: Advising on the management buyout of steel stencil foils manufacturer to private equity firm, Rockpool.

  • C & C Group plc: Assisting with the multi-million pound sale by a subsidiary of C & C Group plc (Magners GB Limited) to Showerings (SM) Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Brothers Drinks Co Limited) of Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, including various properties in Shepton Mallet.