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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
https://www.addleshawgoddard.com

Simon Wood

Tel:
Work 020 7160 3558
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Simon is a corporate partner based in London, and is experienced in all types of transactions. He has particular expertise in public M&A having recently returned from a two year secondment as Secretary to the Takeover Panel, where he was involved in all the major decisions and policies made during that time. As a consequence, he has a unique insight into the manner in which the Takeover Code is applied by the Panel on a day to day basis.

Simon’s other main areas of practice involve advising public companies on the full range of transactions on the Main Market and AIM, including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, and general corporate and stock exchange compliance. Simon also regularly advises public and private companies on acquisitions of real estate assets carried out through onshore and offshore corporate structures, as well as the structuring and establishment of joint ventures for the acquisition and/or development of large property portfolios.

 

Recent transactions include advising: 

  • GVC Holdings plc on its £1.1 billion takeover of bwin.party Digital Entertainment plc and its £485m takeover with William Hill for Sportingbet plc; 
  • Assura plc, a primary healthcare property REIT, on a £180m placing, open offer and offer for subscription; 
  • Mount Anvil on its £200m joint venture with ARES Management to fund residential developments in central London; and 
  • Investee Bank plc on the £150 million reverse takeover of Harworth Estates by Coalfield Resources plc, and the related £115m placing and open offer.


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Addleshaw Goddard captures a significant share of the market for work from AIM50 and AIM100 companies, and also acts for a number of NOMADs. The firm handled five AIM IPOs in 2017, which included Roger Hart in Manchester acting for Sumo Group Plc in its £145m AIM IPO. The firm expanded its presence into the Scottish market by merging with HBJ Gateley in 2017; Glasgow-based Anna Brown led the advice to The City Pub Company Plc on its institutional placing and AIM admission. In addition to IPOs, the firm also has strong capabilities in secondary offerings and reverse takeovers, among other matters.London partner Giles Distin has advised on circa 50 public takeover bids, a sizeable number of which have involved AIM-listed companies. Simon Wood, Richard Lee and Jeremy Cruse are other key figures. Jamie Partridge moved to Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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