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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7606 8855
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Fax 020 7606 4390
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47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.addleshawgoddard.com

Giles Distin

Tel:
Work +44(0)20 7544 5305
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate (London)

Position

Giles is a partner in the Equity Capital Markets and Public M&A group in London. He is a specialist in advising on securities regulation and on listed company transactions, including takeovers and other stock market regulated M&A transactions (cross-border and domestic), initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, public equity fundraisings and other equity capital markets transactions involving companies listed on the Main Market or AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Giles was seconded for two years to the UK Takeover Panel and is one of a select number of lawyers in the UK with cutting edge experience of takeovers gained both in private practice and at the competent authority for regulating takeovers and mergers in the UK. Whilst in private practice, Giles has advised on over 50 public takeover bids. Example takeover transactions include the recommended takeover offers for Latchways plc, Plethora Solutions Holdings plc, Creston plc and Electric Word plc. He advises listed issuers as well as financial advisers and brokers such as finnCap, Nplus1 Singer, Peel Hunt, Shore Capital & Corporate, Smith Square Partners, Stockdale Securities and VSA Capital.

Career

Trained Shoosmiths & Harrison, qualified 1998; Hammonds Suddards (became Squire Patton Boggs), 1998-2015 (London); Addleshaw Goddard 2015 to present (London).

Education

The University of Bristol (LLB Law, 2:1 Hons); University of Bristol Law School.


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Leading individuals

Giles Distin - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Addleshaw Goddard captures a significant share of the market for work from AIM50 and AIM100 companies, and also acts for a number of NOMADs. The firm handled five AIM IPOs in 2017, which included Roger Hart in Manchester acting for Sumo Group Plc in its £145m AIM IPO. The firm expanded its presence into the Scottish market by merging with HBJ Gateley in 2017; Glasgow-based Anna Brown led the advice to The City Pub Company Plc on its institutional placing and AIM admission. In addition to IPOs, the firm also has strong capabilities in secondary offerings and reverse takeovers, among other matters.London partner Giles Distin has advised on circa 50 public takeover bids, a sizeable number of which have involved AIM-listed companies. Simon Wood, Richard Lee and Jeremy Cruse are other key figures. Jamie Partridge moved to Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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