Based in and Head of Liverpool office, Gareth is a consultant to our corporate department. Prior to joining Napthens, Gareth was a Partner at DLA Piper where he led its corporate team in Liverpool during the four years before joining Napthens. Before that Gareth had spent 15 years at DWF LLP, heading up its corporate team in Liverpool from 2008.
He has a wealth of experience over 20 years working across the Liverpool city region and wider North West market covering M&A and the whole range of corporate finance transactional work, his main focus being acquisitions, disposals, private equity/MBO’s, joint ventures and group reorganisations. Gareth is extremely well connected amongst the professional and financial services community across the Liverpool city region and as a result, has a client base that comprises both larger privately owned companies as well as many entrepreneurial/owner managed businesses.
Gareth is recognised as a 'leading individual' by legal industry 'bible' The Legal 500.
Gareth has particular experience in the telecoms, transport and logistics and manufacturing sectors but acts across all sectors. Over the last couple of years, including whilst at his previous firm, he has acted on the MBO of Joloda International; the sale of Sovex Limited to Transnorm Group, Germany; sale of Floor Cleaning Machines Ltd to Nilfisk Advance Ltd, Denmark; sale of Sure Group Limited to Lakehouse Plc; sale of International Safety Products Limited to Safety & Survival Systems International Ltd; sale of TransGlobal Payment Solutions Ltd to Equiniti Holdings Ltd and sale of Silva Industries Ltd to HG Rewinds Ltd.
As well as his role with Napthens, Gareth also works closely with longstanding clients, Elitetele.com Plc - where he has advised on all 15 of its acquisitions to date - and Abbey Logistics Group Limited where, as Legal Counsel, he provides strategic advice at board level on M&A and other corporate/commercial legal matters including in the case of Abbey, overseeing on behalf of its founding shareholders its disposal in August 2016 to a MBO team backed by PE house, NorthEdge Capital and subsequent bolt-on acquisition of Armet Logistics Limited. Having the opportunity to work with businesses ‘on the inside’ provides Gareth with invaluable experience and adds a different dimension to his advice which he believes is beneficial to his other clients.
In April 2018 Gareth was nominated as and became an Independent Governor on the Board of Governors of Liverpool John Moores University.
Prior to his roles at DLA Piper and DWF, Gareth’s early career saw him spend two years working as an in-house lawyer with BAE Systems Plc. Originally from Belfast, he graduated from The University of Liverpool in 1992 (Law LLB (Hons), 2:1) and The College of Law, Chester in 1993 and, having trained in Birmingham with (now) Shakespeare Martineau LLP, he returned to Liverpool in 1995 to join DWF. He has lived in Ainsdale, Southport with his wife Kate and their two daughters for the last 15 years.
Memberships and Awards
Gareth has an excellent reputation for delivering quality work combined with first class service, and is ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers and Partners’ 2015 who cite his clients as saying: "He's at the top of his game, has stacks of experience, and stands his ground while remaining extremely calm". He is also recognised by Legal 500 as “a deal doer” and for being "very commercially aware and technically astute". He was again named as a leading individual in Legal 500 2017.
More about Gareth McIntegart
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Down-to-earth. Dedicated. Loyal.
What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Having the opportunity to meet new people, developing long term, trusted relationships and helping clients achieve successful outcomes.
How do you like to relax out of work?
Cycling, fell walking and other outdoor activities with family including walking ‘Ned’ our recently acquired Lakeland terrier pup … and when time permits, trying to ‘re-discover’ the ‘cello having acquired one in recent years and been working towards Grade VIII whilst at school.
Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Jurgen Klopp, David Attenborough, Bill Clinton …. and Peter Kay as the after dinner entertainment.