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Jon Cox-Brown

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Jon Cox-Brown is a corporate partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, joint ventures and restructurings.

Jon acts for a diverse range of clients ranging from large UK and international corporates to institutional investors and successful entrepreneurs.

Recent transactions include acting for Capita on its £412mil offer for Xchanging plc; Experian in relation to a number of strategic transactions including the sale of its global retail intelligence business to Tyco and the sale of its large hosted database business to Sky; BBA Aviation on its US128mil sale of APPH to Heroux-Devtek; Alkane Energy on its £80mil takeover by Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners; and the Evans family on the £80mil sale of WR Evans.

Jon has a strong track record in the financial and business services sectors. Examples of his experience include acting for Capital One on the sale of its deposit and bond business to Skipton Building Society; acting for Derbyshire Building Society in relation to the disposal of a deposit bank; acting for Capita on the £50m acquisition of Bluefin Corporate Consulting from AXA, the £32mil sale of National Dental Plan to Unum and the sale of Fish Insurance to PIB.

Jon has significant expertise in international work and is an active member of the Eversheds equity capital markets team.

Recent feedback includes:

“Jon has successfully led on acquisitions and disposals for us in the UK and internationally over a period of years. He is highly experienced, responsive and very much a trusted adviser” Acquisitions Director, FTSE 100 company

“Jon is a very creative and dedicated lawyer who integrated himself very well into the team. He played a critical role in a highly complex and challenging negotiation” Director, Corporate Development, FTSE 50 company

“Jon impressed everyone in terms of his availability, responsiveness and going the extra mile.” Assistant General Counsel, NYSE listed company

“Good people who invest time in building relationships are fundamental to any service business. Jon has demonstrated in his dealings with us that he is a high quality individual who understands the particular dynamics of fast growing businesses” Group Finance Director




East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has a strong track record in mid-market mergers, acquisitions and private equity-backed transactions, with instructions often involving a cross-border component. The team also handles capital market transactions and is especially adept at advising on transactions from the financial services, energy and natural resources, industrials, real estate and TMT sectors. Jon Cox-Brown led the advice for Capita on the £888m sale of its asset services division to Link Group, which involved multiple jurisdictions. In a recent private equity highlight, Cox-Brown worked with Ian Moore to lead advice for the founders and selling shareholders of Sygnature Discovery on the company’s management buyout, backed by Phoenix Equity Partners. Other highlights for the group included advising Experian on its acquisition of a 25% stake in London & Country Mortgages, with the right to acquire the remaining share capital at a later point in the future. Other key advisers include principal associate Matthew Hussey. Timico Technology Group and H2 Equity Partners are also on the client roster.

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East Midlands: Projects, energy and natural resources

Private finance initiative (PFI)

Within: Private finance initiative (PFI)

Led by London practice head Robert Pitcher, Eversheds Sutherland  focuses on the energy, transport and social infrastructure sectors, with a strong track record in private partnership projects. Jon Cox-Brown is now the main contact since associate Sophie Leadley  joined Eversheds Sutherland Agile  as a consultant.

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