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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Stephen Nash

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Steve is a partner in our corporate group and head of our firm wide public company takeover group. He specialises in corporate finance transactions for UK and overseas clients, principally mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, as well as IPOs and secondary fundraisings. Steve is a member of the firm's TMT sector group.

Steve's recent experience includes acting for:

  • Apollo Group on its £304m acquisition of BPP Holdings plc by way of scheme of arrangement;
  • Dimension Data Holdings plc on a US$120m fundraising;
  • Dimension Data Holdings plc on its takeover by NTT for £2.1bn;
  • Greencore on its £113m takeover of Uniq and associated £80m rights issue;
  • Greene King on its takeover of Capital Pubs for £70m;
  • JLT on the £166m partial offer from Jardine Matheson;
  • Sulzer AG on its takeover of Castle Support Services plc for £127m; and
  • Waterlogic plc on its AIM IPO, raising £45m and valuing Waterlogic at £112m.

Steve spent two years on secondment at the Takeover Panel between 1999 and 2001 advising on numerous high profile offers both recommended and hostile. He now regularly presents and writes articles on the subject of public company takeovers in the UK and sits on the ICAEW corporate finance faculty committee which reviews proposed amendments to the Takeover Code.




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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M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Commended for its ‚Äėexcellent response times, industry knowledge and strength in depth‚Äô,¬†Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP¬†'s¬†M&A offering is headed by¬†Richard Moulton. Moulton also chairs the firm‚Äôs international private equity group, and is strong for healthcare and TMT matters. The ‚Äėcalm, collected and patient‚Äô¬†Stephen Nash¬†heads the firm‚Äôs public company takeover group, and has been advising Altrad Investment Authority on its successful ¬£330m cash offer for Cape. Nash is also a member of the firm‚Äôs TMT sector group, and acted for Teledyne Technologies on its ¬£620m acquisition of e2v technologies by a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement.¬†Robin Johnson¬†co-chairs the firm‚Äôs cross-border M&A team and is one of the leaders of the firm‚Äôs diversified industrial sector group. Johnson‚Äôs highlights included acting for G4S on the sale of its Peruvian subsidiary company to Prosegur Compania de Seguridad for ¬£11.8m and acting for Fiserv on the acquisition of Dovetail Group. Energy sector transactions are also significant for the practice, with¬†Jason Lovell¬†and senior associate¬†Andy Lord¬†handling CGN Europe‚Äôs acquisition of 14 onshore wind-farms, with an enterprise value in excess of ‚ā¨500m. Other clients of note include Capita, National Grid and Uberior Equity. Alex Hand joined¬†Boeing and Richard Lewis¬†left to head the in-house corporate team at KPMG.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

IT expert Matthew Gough¬†leads the team at¬†Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, which handles a wide range of fintech work and has strong transactional capabilities. Financial institutions expert¬†Andrew Henderson¬†acted for the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance on its ¬£5m ICO, and advised HSBC, WealthKernel and TAM Asset Management on robo-advice matters. Henderson and¬†Ronald Paterson¬†assisted Nivaura with obtaining regulatory authorisation for its new blockchain concept to automate bond trading. IT partner¬†Craig Rogers¬†advised Citibank on its new digital proxy voting system Proxymity, which aims to connect and authenticate issuers and investors in listed securities and to streamline the voting process at Annual General Meetings. Gresham House instructed Rogers on its new investor portal, developed in partnership with MMR Digital, to provide a personalised digital experience for investors and clients. Rogers and¬†Stephen Nash¬†acted for StatPro Group on its ‚ā¨13m purchase of UBS's risk and performance analytics business, Delta.¬†Paul Pugh¬†is often active in fintech M&A and fundraising. Associate¬†James Burnie¬†is also recommended.

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