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Slaughter and May

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ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
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Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Susannah Macknay

Tel:
Work 020 7090 4097
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Susannah has a broad corporate and corporate finance practice. She acts for corporate and private equity clients on a range of matters, including public and private M&A and equity capital markets transactions.

Career

Trained in Australia; qualified 2006; associate Slaughter and May 2007-14; partner 2014.


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Known for its excellent client base and high-value mandates,¬†Slaughter and May's 'hugely responsive, extremely commercial' team 'takes complex problems, devours them and produces an answer'. It primarily advises issuers on equity capital markets matters, from germination to IPOs and post-listing work. Real estate, financial services and oil and gas have been especially busy sectors recently;¬†Susannah Macknay¬†and¬†Jeff Twentyman¬†acted for Glenveagh Properties on its ¬£550m IPO on the ISE and the LSE, and Macknay ‚Äď along with¬†Steven Galbraith¬†and¬†Richard Smith ‚Äď assisted Kosmos Energy with its secondary listing on the LSE.¬†David Johnson¬†is 'brilliant for straightforward, pithy advice'; he and the 'focused, upbeat'¬†Sally Wokes¬†acted for Segro on a ¬£573m rights issuance. Other clients of the 'exceptionally good' practice¬†include Ultra Electronics Holdings, Atlas Mara and HomeServe. The 'bright, incisive'¬†Nilufer Von Bismarck¬†heads the department.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Slaughter and May's team, which is led by Jeff Twentyman, has expertise in a full spectrum of issues, including buyouts, debt financings of private equity transactions, management equity arrangements and exits. The majority of the group's deals have an international dimension, involving overseas-based target companies, or non-UK buyers or sellers. Susannah Macknay, Filippo de Falco (who made partner in 2017) and others recently acted for Corsair Capital in its acquisition of Italy-based insurance software company RGI from Ardian. Macknay also assisted Palamon Capital Partners with acquiring a majority stake in Swedish company Happy Socks for circa £70m. Elsewhere, in a high-profile deal in the UK real estate sector, Murray Cox was the lead adviser to Tonstate Group in the £500m sale of the Hilton London Metropole and Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotels to funds managed by Henderson Park Capital. Other clients include Apollo Global Management, Global Infrastructure Partners and SVG Capital.

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