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ONE FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7WS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 1212
Fax:
Fax 020 7246 7777
DX:
242 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.dentons.com

Guy Norfolk

Tel:
Work 0330 222 1919
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Dentons

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Corporate and Financial Services

Position

Corporate finance and investment funds, with a range of clients including main market listed companies and fund managers and their funds, advising on M&A, public company and financial services law. Notable deals: Aberdeen Asset Management's merger with Standard Life/(2017) IPO and £250m fundraise for The PRS REIT (May 2017); acquisition of Parmenion Capital (Jan 2016); Ennismore acquisition of Gleneagles Hotel (July 2015); merger of Lord North Street with SandAire (June 2014); AAM acquisition of SWIP from Llloyds Bank (Dec 2013-May 2014); AAM's $500m subordinated shares issue (March 2013); purchase of Blevins Franks (European wealth management business) by management-backed newco (Feb 2012); class 1 acquisition by Optos of OPKO Investments (US Business) (Oct 2011); purchase by Optos of Australian company Opto Global, by way of private offer (Nov 2010); purchase by AAM of RBS's fund of hedge fund business for c£85m and institutional placing of £120m of AAM shares (Jan 2010); sale of Thornhill Holdings to Cazenove Capital Management (Dec2009); AAM's £90m convertible bond issue (Dec 2009); purchase by AAM of Credit Suisse's global traditional fund management business for £250m in AAM shares (2008-2009).

Career

Trained Maclay Murray & Spens; qualified 2001; remained with Maclay Murray & Spens except for year on secondment to Sokolow, Dunaud, Mercadier & Carreras, Paris 2002-03; partner 2008.

Languages

French.

Education

Stewart's Melville, Edinburgh; Oriel College, Oxford (BA (Hons) Maths, 1st); University of Edinburgh (1997 LLB (ORD)).

Leisure

Tennis; golf; skiing; watching cricket; reading; food and wine; film.


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Dentons' 'very effective' practice provides 'rapid responses', and is frequently active on complex cross-border mandates. 'Capital markets guru'¬†Nikolas Colbridge¬†has 'deep knowledge of the global equity capital markets environment'; he acted for DP Eurasia on its ¬£148m IPO on the LSE. Colbridge,¬†Nick Hayday¬†and¬†Darren Acres¬†advised Hurricane Energy on a $300m equity fundraising and a $230m fundraising involving convertible bonds via accelerated book-build.¬†The 'very talented', US-qualified¬†Cameron Half, who has 'deep knowledge of equity capital markets, depositary agreements and investment banking', acted for VGP on its ‚ā¨285m follow-on equity offering. The 'stellar, business-oriented'¬†Neil Nicholson¬†'always puts client service first';¬†Brian Moore¬†and¬†Guy Norfolk¬†are also recommended.

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Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

The team at¬†Dentons¬†'goes beyond what might be expected to provide help to clients'; it is 'professional and pleasant to work with'.¬†The work has a nexus to a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, technology, media, healthcare and financial services.¬†The practice has benefited from the firm launching into the Scottish market by merging with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP in October 2017;¬†Guy Norfolk,¬†Brian Moore,¬†David McGrory¬†and¬†Claire Armstrong¬†became a part of the amalgamated group as a result of the combination. Moore was the lead adviser to QUIZ Plc as the issuer on its ¬£200m AIM IPO; this represented the largest retail sector IPO in 2017. David Collins¬†leads the team, which also includes¬†Darren Acres,¬†Neil Nicholson,¬†Jeremy Cohen¬†and¬†Joseph Altendorff. It¬†leverages the firm's presence in the Middle East and Africa to advise on deals in these regions. In addition, it works closely with Istanbul-based BalcńĪońülu Sel√ßuk Akman Keki, which provides the firm with Turkish law services;¬†Nik Colbridge¬†led a group (involving members of both firms), which advised DP Eurasia on its ¬£148m admission to listing on the premium segment of the UK Listing Authority.¬†

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