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David Bennett

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Druces LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Department.

Position

Partner in the corporate and commercial department, dealing with public markets transactions, corporate finance and M&A. He has particular expertise in acting on IPOs and secondary issues (advising companies, brokers, corporate finance advisers and NOMADs). He is highly regarded in AIM admissions, as well as dealing in cross border transactions, and has had multiple recommendations over many years for M&A transactions and also capital markets work.

Career

Joined Druces LLP in July 2015 from Marriott Harrison LLP, having previously been at SJ Berwin.

Member

David has been a member of the QCA Corporate Finance Committee and ISDX Advisory Group.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Healthcare is a sector strength for the team at Druces LLP, which is led by Toby Stroh; in a recent highlight, he and Christopher Axford (who also specialises in shari’ah-compliant transactions) acted for the Montreux Healthcare Fund on its acquisition of Active Assistance (UK) Group, and Axford also advised part of Pickstock Group on the sale of a residential nursing home to Guide Total Care Group. In the biotech sphere, David Smith and David Bennett acted for Summit Therapeutics on the acquisition of an antibiotic discovery and development platform. Other sectors in which the team has been active include manufacturing, hotels and leisure, pensions and technology; the latter is a particular area of growth for the practice. The team has an established client base of institutional fund and listed companies, as well as private companies and investors, including Exclusive Care Group, Emerald Fund of Funds, Napier Capital Partners and Dentons Pension Management.

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