Food and drink is of huge importance to the Scottish economy and one of the country's most dynamic and successful sectors. Employing around 330,000 people and with a turnover of over £12.4 billion per annum, Scottish food and drink companies are exporting to over 200 countries and have seen sales of Scottish brands in the UK increase by more than a quarter since 2007. The recent horse meat scandal has made consumers focus on the origin and quality of produce, giving Scottish producers a real advantage, and therefore significant potential for future growth both in the domestic and export markets.
Alistair is a very experienced corporate partner, advising banks, multinational, national and local companies on start-ups, restructurings, acquisitions and disposals in the United Kingdom. His expertise includes management buy-outs, management buy-ins, reconstructions and sales and purchases of companies. He regularly advises boards on the risks that they face. His practice includes advising on all aspects of corporate finance work with particular interest in limited partnerships and funds work.