I am a partner in the corporate team with a specialist interest in receivables finance. In addition to my corporate practice, I am widely recognised as an expert in receivables finance and co-edit the authoritative text on the subject, Salinger on Factoring.
My approach is friendly and collaborative. I see my job as delivering what the client wants as successfully, quickly and as efficiently as possible. I take great pride in the quality of the work undertaken at Cripps. Above all else, we want our clients to enjoy the experience of working with us and to value the contribution we make to their businesses.
Over the last 30 years I have established myself as a leading corporate lawyer in the South East corporate finance community. In the asset based lending sector I am recognised more widely as an expert on the law of factoring and discounting.
My clients value my technical expertise and ability to quickly grasp the commercial aspects of any transaction. They also value my collaborative approach and my ability to offer clear and pragmatic advice.
I am passionate about the importance of keeping informed about changes in the law and sharing matters of interest.
Areas of expertise:
- Mergers and acquisitions (including cross border M&A)
- Corporate strategy
- Private equity
- Asset based lending
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 1990
- Law Society
Advising the shareholders of Pulse Factoring Solutions, Regency Factors and Calverton Finance on their sale to Cubitt Trade Holdings LLC
Advising on the investment (and secondary investment) by Business Growth Fund in AD Williams
Advising the shareholders on the sale of JDM Foods to Sunridge
Advising Mindelon AB on the acquisition of Astley Signs
Advising HIT Training Limited on its transition to employee ownership
Advising the shareholders of MNH Sustainable Cabin Services on the sale of the group to Linstol
This was a complex deal which needed to be done quickly and efficiently. Noel’s industry expertise and Rosie’s calm efficiency were instrumental in the success of this transaction, and we will continue to use them for ABL and corporate support.
Investec Capital Solutions
The sale of a business which you have founded is a once in a lifetime event. We needed to ensure that this was right for us and our stakeholders. They were able to guide us through the process professionally with a ‘can do’ attitude which put us at our ease to ensure that we understood the transaction which was complex at times and had a number of moving parts.
They are ABL industry specialists and that expertise has been invaluable to us over the years. In addition, they have built a formidable corporate practice and this is another in a long line of successful deals we have worked on together.
Investec Capital Solutions
Noel and the team were very good to work with and I strongly recommend them. This was an important acquisition for us so we were helped by having a law firm that worked collaboratively with the other advisors on the transaction and provided pragmatic advice when we needed it.
Head of the Retail Solutions business area
Having worked at the firm for a number of years I knew Noel Ruddy to be one of the best in the business and it's fair to say the whole team did a brilliant job. Thanks to the firms advice and assistance the legal process from start to finish was completely painless.
It has been a pleasure working with Noel and Sian. We are very grateful for all of their hard work and for dealing with the transaction so efficiently.
Novatron Scientific Ltd
As always, they stepped up to the plate for what was without any doubt our most complex transaction in the 10 years we have worked together. With 10 different sets of lawyers based in various different parts of the world working on this transaction, they worked in their normal professional & energetic manner to ensure a speedy conclusion whilst always looking after our interests. They did an outstanding job.
We were expertly guided through the process by the team. The acquisition is extremely exciting for the future growth of Plastique across the globe. From the start Noel, Rebecca and Mark were committed to helping us get the deal over the line and we were deeply impressed with their professionalism throughout.
Plastique Group Limited
Acquiring two companies based in two locations at the same time was never going to be straightforward but, as ever, I knew the team would not be fazed by the issues and each step of the way was handled with the same professionalism, efficiency and care they have demonstrated on previous transactions. We use them because they understand food businesses so when issues arise they are able to quickly deliver workable solutions. It’s always a pleasure working with Noel, Rebecca and the team, and in getting this deal over the line I would like to thank them all for their hard work, help, support and advice. It means a lot to Flagship.
It has been a pleasure working with the team. Thank you to Noel, Rebecca, Sian and Laura for all their hard work and support in getting the deal over the line. The team guided us through the transaction in a professional, approachable and calm manner making us feel informed and protected.