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Daniel Simons

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Corporate

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Daniel focuses his practice on corporate transactions, specialising in equity capital markets and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He brings extensive experience in IPOs, secondary fundraisings and private fundraisings and he has significant experience in acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders on London Main Market and AIM transactions and on pre-IPO fundraisings.

Daniel also has particular focus on public transactions, including P2Ps, and he has advised numerous companies, private equity houses and financial institutions in the context of these transactions.


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has strong issuer and underwriter experience, and is frequently active in a wide range of sectors. Though active mostly on the AIM, the team also handles Main Market matters: group heads Maegen Morrison and Daniel Simons acted for J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Numis Securities on its £80m equity placement in brewery business Marston's, and Don McGown assisted Shaftesbury with a £265m Main Market placement. The team has seen several changes in the last year: the US-qualified John Basnage left to become managing partner at Anthem Advisory, but the team welcomed US-qualified counsel Bryan Stephens from Linklaters LLP in March 2018. Investment funds specialist Jonathan Baird is highly active in equity capital markets; he arrived from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in September 2017.

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Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team, which is jointly led by Maegen Morrison and Daniel Simons, is active in a significant number of high-value AIM transactions; it handled 11 equity capital markets transactions on AIM in 2017. In the IPO space, Simons and senior associate John Holme acted for Cenkos Securities in the £572.7m AIM IPO of Eddie Stobart Logistics (one of the largest ever on AIM). Simons also worked with Morrison and counsel Karla Dudek to advise Canaccord Genuity (as NOMAD, financial adviser and broker) on GBGI Limited's £130.4m AIM IPO. In 2018, on the issuer side, Jonathan Baird  (who joined in 2017 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) was the lead adviser to Urban Exposure Plc on its £150m institutional placing and AIM listing. Beyond IPOs, the firm also handles secondary fundraisings and other complex transactions. The firm's clients also include names such as Acal Plc, Shaftesbury Plc, Macquarie and Liberum. Sarah Shaw joined in January 2018 from Allen & Overy LLP, while US-qualified securities counsel Bryan Stephens is another recent arrival. In other developments, John Basnage  moved to Anthem Advisory and Nigel Read departed to become a consultant at NR Transaction Consulting.

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