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David Collins

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Corporate

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David is the head of the UK Corporate department and co-chair of Dentons' Global M&A group. He advises on a broad range of UK and international cross-border corporate finance transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets. He has acted for corporations, financial institutions and corporate finance intermediaries across many industry sectors, including technology, betting and gaming, media, healthcare, financial services, energy and natural resources, real estate, support services and retail.


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Leading individuals

David Collins - Dentons

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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M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Dentons¬†fields an ‚Äėincredibly responsive‚Äô team that frequently handles high-value, multi-jurisdictional M&A; it is ‚Äėhugely impressive‚Äô in its ‚Äėspeedy provision of accurate, commercially sound advice‚Äô. Clients also praise the team for its ‚Äėhigh-quality, very professional service‚Äô and its ‚Äėhigh-end industry exposure‚Äô, especially in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Practice head¬†David Collins¬†handles domestic and international transactions across a broad range of sectors, including leisure and gaming, healthcare, financial services and retail. Highlights included¬†Matthew Tinger¬†handling Aprirose‚Äôs ¬£525m acquisition of QHotels group from Bain Capital Credit and Canyon partners and¬†Richard Macklin¬†advising Deutsche Post DHL Group‚Äôs sale of Williams Lea Tang to private equity investors Advent International.¬†Guy Norfolk¬†joined Dentons through the firm‚Äôs merger with Maclay Murray & Spens in October 2017 and¬†Cameron Half¬†joined from¬†Allen & Overy LLP.¬†Jonathan Polin¬†moved to¬†Howard Kennedy LLP.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Dentons¬†merged with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP in October 2017, which resulted in the firm expanding its reach across the UK. The¬†combined team handles transactions involving various industries, including (but not limited to) energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, financial services, retail, technology and hotels. The firm's prominence in midmarket transactions enables it to generate work from clients such as HIG Capital and Waterland Private Equity. It also recently secured Rutland Partners as a new client.¬†In 2017,¬†Nicholas Plant¬†acted for Graphite Capital in the circa ¬£50m auction sale of SK:N.¬†The firm is also highly active in cross-border, large-cap transactions; Plant¬†and¬†Tatiana Kruse¬†were part of a cross-office team, which acted for Blackstone in its $1bn acquisition of the Acetow business from Solvay. Plant was also the lead partner assisting Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners with acquiring euNetworks for ‚ā¨1.1bn. In another matter,¬†Stephen Levy,¬†Joseph Altendorff¬†and others are advising KKR on its proposed circa ‚ā¨6.8bn acquisition of Unilever's spreads business. Another dimension of the private equity practice is its involvement in Africa-related deals, with the London office working closely with the firm's Africa-based offices, and elsewhere in the global network, on a wide range of transactions.¬†David Collins¬†heads up the team.¬†Jonathan Polin¬†moved to¬†Howard Kennedy LLP.

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