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Stuart’s clients include investors, technology companies and entrepreneurs. He also acts as legal adviser to a number of business angel syndicates. Stuart has completed many deals involving funding from all funds of Scottish Enterprise and acted for several of their approved co-investor partners.
Stuart is ranked in Chambers UK as a “Leader” in the field of Corporate Finance. Their entry on him states:
“Described as a "friendly, unflustered rock of stability," Stuart Hendry is the driving force of the practice and climbs the rankings on the back of abundant client praise. "I go to him because I like to have the better informed and more diligent lawyer on my side of the table," one client said.” Chambers 2010.
Stuart is head of the firm’s Corporate Group. He has a Masters Degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law and is a regular guest speaker at events and seminars on e-commerce, intellectual property and complex commercial contract issues.
• Corporate Finance
• Deal-making and investments in technology companies
• Commercial contracts
• Intellectual property law
• Information technology law
• Spin-out advice
• Start-up advice
• Joint ventures
• Acquisitions and disposals
"Stuart Hendry at MBM Commercial quickly and efficiently took me through my MBO. Whilst ensuring all the relevant documentation was prepared, negotiated, explained and finally signed including the Share Purchase Agreement, Warranties, Due Diligence and Terms etc... MBM Commercial also made sure I understood every process with professionalism and a personable approach. Their expertise also came at an affordable price."
Karen Forret, Wilkies Ltd
"From the beginning Stuart and his team have not only been instrumental in providing the right advice at the right time, but have also proven to be a commercial advantage in negotiations. More importantly, for me and the team at Spark Energy, they have instilled absolute confidence at every stage allowing us to focus on growth."
PJ Darling, Spark Energy
"I worked closely with the corporate team at MBM Commercial for a number of years in my capacity as chief executive of Archangels. In particular, Stuart Hendry and I worked together on many investments in early stage companies and I enjoyed a remarkably high level of service and input from him and his team into all of our transactions."
"Choosing Stuart and MBM Commercial was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. Stuart has just helped us to spin out of a university and land our seed-fund deal. He gave us invaluable advice and insight throughout the process, deftly juggling multiple angel investors and lawyers and delivering on time, and on price. In addition to his expertise, he has a tremendous network and can introduce you to the right people. I look forward to our continuing relationship!"
Jamie Graves, Co-founder and Director of Inquisitive Systems Ltd
"Stuart Hendry and the team at MBM Commercial did a great job advising The One Place Capital Ltd on the successful MBO deal of its miiCard division. They helped keep the deal on track and on time despite there being lots of agreements, competing interests and five sets of legal advisers involved! They were also cost effective and provided very reasonable fixed fee quotes from the outset which they stuck to. We look forward to working with MBM Commercial as The One Place Capital Ltd now focuses on its Money Dashboard business division."
Andy Laing, CFO of The One Place Capital Ltd
“We’re absolutely delighted to add SNO!zone Braehead to our group. Having proven the huge demand for adventure and high quality family activities, we have been seeking expansion for some time and the Xscape Braehead site is perfect. It’s an iconic destination. We are excited about the prospect of embedding all we’ve learned from the mountains and ski-industry to a facility right in the central belt. Our model is predicated on attracting people who’ve never tried winter sports before, and making it really easy for them to ‘simply have a go’. With this acquisition, we have an unrivalled range of Adventure Sports, all under one banner allied with a strong commercial pedigree focussed on delivering outstanding customer experiences. We have other sites in various stages of negotiation, particularly Inverness and Burlington Vermont USA, which we hope to advance imminently.
I would also like to thank our legal team at MBM Commercial. Stuart Hendry and his colleagues stepped up to the mark and burned the midnight oil repeatedly in the final stages of the deal to make sure that we could close the deal in a very short timescale. There were multiple parties involved and MBM Commercial did a great job as project managers, where they provided sensible commercial advice at the right times and helped find solutions when we needed them. They are a first choice for any entrepreneur who wants to build a serious growth company."
Jamie Smith, Founder & Managing Director of Ice Factor.