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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

70 GREAT BRIDGEWATER STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 5ES, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 497 97 97
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Simon Masters

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Simon is a partner in our corporate group. He divides his time between our Manchester office where he is Office Location Head for our Company Commercial Group and our Paris office. He specialises in advising on substantial corporate finance transactions including initial public offerings, fundraisings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He typically represents substantial corporates, both public and private, and also entrepreneurs. He has particular experience in the aviation sector advising both airlines and airports and the healthcare sector where he advises several of the largest care home providers in the UK.

Simon’s clients include Wincanton plc, Lookers plc, Flybe Group plc, Manchester Airport Group, Four Seasons Healthcare, Barchester Healthcare, Orchard Healthcare, API Group plc, Booker Group plc, Latium Group, Multisol Group and Speedy Hire plc.

Simon’s recent experience includes advising Flybe Group on its £150m equity fundraising on the London Stock Exchange, Lookers plc on its £87m acquisition of Benfield Motor Group, Entu plc on its £66m initial public offering, Flybe Group on its class 1 exchange of landing slots at Gatwick airport with Easyjet, Epwin Group plc on its £135m initial public offering, Flybe Group plc on a joint venture with Finnair to acquire Finnish airline Finncom, Booker Group plc on its £140m acquisition of Makro, Flybe Group on its £215m admission to the London Stock Exchange, Four Seasons Healthcare in respect of the company’s £850m acquisition by Terra Firma and its separate £750m re-financing and Flybe Group on its acquisition of BA Connect from British Airways.

 

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Partner

Languages

French


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's team has an excellent reputation acting for both issuers and NOMADs, and it is prominent in large, high-profile AIM and Main Market IPOs, secondary offerings and various other transactions. In 2017, Daniel Hall, Nicola Brookes and senior associate Annika Unsworth acted for Footasylum Plc in its £170m AIM flotation and £40m placing. They also assisted Zeus Capital (as NOMAD and broker) with the £190m AIM IPO of Strix Group Plc. Sebastian Orton and Chris Halliday more recently acted as the lead advisers to OnTheMarket Plc on its proposed £100m AIM IPO. Beyond IPO work, another highlight saw practice head Stephen Nash and legal director Mark Roe advise Investec on a secondary fundraising associated with Conviviality Plc's acquisition of the Central Convenience retail business. The firm also acts for UK investment trusts and Channel Islands-based registered investment companies. Other members of the team include Simon Masters, Alistair Cree, Steven Hacking and Alison Starr.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Masters - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

The ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô and ‚Äėhardworking‚Äô 11-partner team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP¬†regularly handles complex transactions, often with a cross-border element, across the healthcare, aerospace, defence, retail, real estate and chemicals sectors. Company and commercial team head Simon Masters¬† advised WestRock Company on its $2.28bn acquisition of Multi Packaging Solutions International, and on the¬†$1bn disposal of its home, health and beauty division. Daniel Hall¬†acted for Zeus Capital on the ¬£190m IPO of Strix Group and Alistair Cree¬† advised Carlyle Group on the disposal of a Luxembourg-based company holding the freehold of the Soapworks development in Salford Quays, Manchester.¬† Partner¬†Nicola Brookes¬†¬†and senior associate Elizabeth Tindall, who ‚Äėtakes a commercial approach to issues‚Äô, are also noted. The ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô Tom Bridgford¬† leads the commercial team and advised CSC Computer Sciences on a five-year outsourcing deal with the London insurance market.¬†Nick Stubbs, who splits his time between Leeds and Manchester, and senior associate Richard Hill¬†are also recommended for commercial matters.

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