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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Nick Gibbon

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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Nick has 25 years experience across mergers, acquisitions, disposals, IPOs (and other share issues), joint ventures (and other co-investment arrangements) and reorganisations, as well as other corporate work. He has advised companies operating in a variety of sectors, at all stages of their corporate lives: from start up, through capital raising and M&A activity, trading on public markets and (in some cases) being taken over or reconstruction. Much of his work has been cross-border and in regulated sectors.


Articled clerk Allen & Overy 1986-88; associate Allen & Overy 1988-97; partner Allen & Overy 1997-2005; partner Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2006 to date.


Law Society.


Emmanuel College, Cambridge (BA Hons Law First Class; MA Hons Law).


Family life, sport (especially tennis) and travel.

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

DAC Beachcroft LLP's team stands out in the advice to issuers and NOMADs/brokers on AIM-related matters in the natural resources and TMT sectors. It is also highly regarded in other areas, such as health, real estate and financial services. The broad scope of its practice covers AIM listings, secondary fundraisings and tender offers, as well as public and private M&A. The group acts for 22 AIM-listed companies, including Warpaint London Plc; it advised the client on its AIM IPO in 2016 and, in 2017, consultant Clive Garston and team head Nick Gibbon assisted it with its £21m placing and related acquisition of Retra Holdings. Other AIM-listed clients include iDe Group Holdings Plc, Castleton Technology Plc and Adept4 Plc. On the NOMAD/broker side, Jonathan Deverill and associate Rishi Solan acted for Arden Partners in Ethernity Networks' £15m AIM IPO and associated placing. In addition to undertaking AIM-related work, legal director Michelle Jones is experienced in NEX Exchange admissions, capital raisings and reverse takeovers, among other matters. Matthew Darling, who has a focus on the technology sector, acts for clients ranging from start-ups to AIM-listed companies. Nick Fothergill is also recommended.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

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DAC Beachcroft LLP handles domestic and international transactions for clients from sectors ranging from financial services, technology and real estate to healthcare and energy and natural resources. Nick Gibbon heads the team; his recent highlights include advising cosmetics company Warpaint London on its £18m acquisition of Retra Holdings. In the technology sector, Matthew Darling acted for MXC Capital on its joint venture with Liberty Global, a company within the Virgin Media Group, to undertake a series of acquisitions in the IT services sphere, and on the insurance side, Jonathan Deverill advised Arthur J. Gallagher & Co on the acquisition of the issued share capital of Gatehouse Consulting. David Manifould is also a key member of the team; among other matters, he acted for Keller on the £62m sale of its interests in a Jersey property unit trust, whose structure was a corporate wrap for the largest wine warehouse in Europe, to a South Korean institutional investor.

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