Stuart Fleet



Stuart is a Partner in the Corporate Team advising on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, IPO's, secondary fundraisings and other transactions undertaken by quoted companies.

Stuart advises clients across a range of different industries and jurisdictions, including companies in the insurance and financial sector as well as defence, technology, pharmaceutical, food and energy sectors. His experience includes handling cross-border as well as domestic UK transactions.

Prior to joining Ashfords, Stuart was a Partner in the London office of a US law firm where he worked on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions for international clients.

Relevant experience

  • QualiTest Software Testing Ltd: Advising on the acquisition of Test Direct Limited.
  • DP Poland plc: Advising on a £3.2 million placing on AIM.
  • Flybe Group plc: Advising on a £22.5 million reduction of capital.
  • Management: Advising on £3.3 million buy-out of Review Display Systems Limited.
  • Certain Hastings shareholders: Advising in connection with a £99 million block-trade of shares in Hastings Group Holdings plc.
Simon Rous and Stuart Fleet are both experienced and very easy to deal with. Both have excellent technical and communication skills.

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