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Hill Dickinson LLP

50 FOUNTAIN STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 2AS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 817 7200
Fax:
Fax 0161 817 7201
Web:
www.hilldickinson.com
Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London EC2A, London SW1Y, Manchester and 3 more

Ian Gillis

Tel:
Work 0161 817 7297
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Hill Dickinson LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner and head of the Manchester corporate team. His particular expertise covers private and public corporate finance work including initial public offerings (IPOs) on AIM and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, public takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, and corporate governance matters.

He has extensive capital markets experience advising companies on IPOs, rights issues, class transactions and takeovers in addition to advising investment banks (including Zeus Capital, Cenkos Securities, WH Ireland and Allenby Capital).  Deals include £70m IPO of Nanoco Group plc, £120m placing and open offer for Stobart group, £280m disposal of Eddie Stobart logistics business, disposal of Smith Knight Fay to EMH plc, sale of Swift Fire & Security to Marlowe plc and public takeover of Vindon Healthcare plc.

Ian also sits on the firm’s LLP board.

Career

Trained DWF; qualified 1999; partner DWF 2005; partner Hammonds 2008; partner Hill Dickinson 2010.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Sutton High School; Sheffield University (1995 LLB); Chester College of Law (1997 LPC).

Leisure

4th Dan black belt in karate – represented England, golf, running and football


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Ian Gillis - Hill Dickinson LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Hill Dickinson LLP¬†‚Äôs corporate team specialises in equity capital markets and M&A transactions, as well as private equity mandates. Ian Gillis, who heads the corporate team and is noted for equity capital markets and private company transactions, advised Ultimate Products on its ¬£105m IPO on the main market of the LSE alongside Jonathan Gillow¬†. Ian Riggs¬† advised the shareholders of Active Supply Holdings on its sale to IESA. The ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô David Mkhitarian¬†advised North Edge Capital on its ¬£20m investment in Cubic Motion and advised Waterland Capital Private Equity on its ¬£20m first direct UK investment in Gas Tag. Mark Fitzgibbon¬†heads the commercial and IP team, which recently welcomed Tracey Sheehan¬† from Dentons¬†as head of telecoms. Cenkos Securities, Foresight Group, Stobart Group and Kuehne + Nagel are also clients.

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