Rebecca Robinson

Director and Head Of Company Commercial


Company Commercial


15 years


Rebecca studied English Literature at the University of Westminster before going on to study at both the College of Law, London and the College of Law, Birmingham. Rebecca started at Wake Smith as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the firm’s Company Commercial department in 2005.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Reorganisations and general company work
  • Joint Ventures/Partnerships and Business start-ups
  • Commercial Agreements and terms and conditions

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

Recent transactions include advising on:

  • the acquisition by Red Industries of the Environmental Resource Group for an acquisition price of £23.5m funded by term loan facilities of £17.1m provided by HSBC UK Bank and a £14m equity and loan investment in Red Industries by BGF;
  • the sale of the entire issued share capital of Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd to AIM Ltd Premier Technical Services Group plc for an initial sum of £13m funded through a £20m share placing;
  • the disposal of the entire issued share capital of Spencer Coatings Group Limited, one of largest high performance industrial coating manufacturers in the UK to Axalta Coating Systems, an New York Stock Exchange listed company, for an undisclosed sum;
  • the management buy-out of Bag It Don’t Bin It Limited, a Sheffield based company which makes branded cotton canvas bags as an eco-friendly, fairly traded alternative to plastic carrier bags;
  • the sale of Granville Oil & Chemicals Limited, a manufacturer of motor oils, and automotive chemicals and distributor of Turtle Wax®, Rain-X®, GUNK®, and Autosol® products, to the Indian Stock Exchange listed Tide Water Oil Company for £9.59million; and the sale of Hulley’s Frozen Foods, a nationwide frozen food and ice cream wholesaler and distribution company, to North Shields-based group Kitwave.
  • Advising in connection with cross-border joint ventures involving companies based in the US, Australia and European countries;
  • Corporate restructures including buying out divisions of a business and/or retiring shareholders by way of demergers and share for share exchanges;
  • Active in the firm’s appointments to HSBC, Yorkshire Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and Santander in connection with transactions, reorganisations and general banking advice.

What clients say about you:

"We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Rebecca from Wake Smith for her advice and knowledge, support, patience, encouragement, promptly responding to all enquiries as well as the great level of communication. Wake Smith provided an excellent service with a personal touch. They were also able to work around our tight deadline. We are pleased we used Wake Smith firm and we will highly recommend your services to all." - Unity Gym Project

“Rebecca always responded to my enquiries promptly and I found her advice and support invaluable. It has been an incredibly stressful time and without her knowledge I wouldn’t be in the place I am now. I can’t thank her enough".

Recent articles by Rebecca Robinson

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Wake Smith helps firm become UK’s only manufacturer of resin and aggregate
Wake Smith acts for JV on purchase of central Sheffield office building
Wake Smith helps secure new owners for historic Scarborough railway
Are electronically signed contracts the same as wet signature contracts?
Drone regulations 2019 – what you need to know
Wake Smith helps Sheffield project gain charitable status
Wake Smith celebrates £100m corporate deals for the first time

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