Daniel Simons

Daniel Simons

Partner, London

Email daniel.simons@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5128

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate

Daniel focuses his practice on corporate transactions, specialising in equity capital markets and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He brings extensive experience in IPOs, secondary fundraisings and private fundraisings and he has significant experience in acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders on London Main Market and AIM transactions and on pre-IPO fundraisings. 

Daniel also has particular focus on public transactions, including P2Ps, and he has advised numerous companies, private equity houses and financial institutions in the context of these transactions.

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., University of Manchester, 2001

Representative experience

Walmart on its US$16 billion purchase of a 77% majority stake in Flipkart Group.

Paysafe Group PLC (formerly Optimal Payments PLC) on its €1.1bn acquisition of Sentinel Topco Limited and its subsidiaries (Skrill Group) from Sentinel Group Holdings S.A., together with the £451m rights issue and €500m debt facility required to fund the acquisition.

J.P. Morgan Cazenove, Cenkos Securities and Oakley Capital on Zegona Communications plc's £30m IPO and admission to AIM and on Zegona Communications plc's £251m placing to fund the €640m acquisition of Telecable.

Zopa Limited in connection with the £185 million IPO of TruFin plc on AIM.

Numis, Cenkos and Macquarie in connection with the £32 million IPO of Safe Harbour Holdings plc.

Barclays and Numis Securities on the £185 million equity fundraising by RWS Holdings plc to part-finance the US$320 million acquisition of Moravia US Holding Company Inc. and Moravia Lux Holding Company S.à r.l. (Moravia)

Morgan Stanley and Quayle Munro in connection with the £868 million takeover of Shawbrook Group by Marlin Bidco, a company jointly owned by funds managed or advised by Pollen Street Capital and BC Partners.

Sepura plc on its public takeover by Hytera Communications for £150 million.

Goldman Sachs and Numis Securities on Skyscanner's £128m fundraising from new investors, including Baillie Gifford, Khazanah Nasional Berhadnd (the investment arm of the Malaysian government), Yahoo! Japan, Artemis and Vitruvian Partners.

Sky Ventures Limited, in its capacity as selling shareholder, in connection with the US$1.3 billion NASDAQ IPO of Roku, Inc.

Cenkos Securities plc on BCA Marketplace plc's £1.53bn admission to trading on the premium segment of the Main Market.

Numis Securities, Macquarie and Liberum on the £25 million IPO of Wilmcote Holdings plc.

Numis Securities on the £70 million IPO of Nexus Infrastructure plc.

Cenkos Securities plc on the £572.7 million IPO of Eddie Stobart Logistics plc.

Unicredit AG (London Branch), InterCapital Securities Ltd and Zagrebačka banka d.d in connection with the €105,820,493 equity fundraising by Arena Hospitality Group d.d.

J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Numis Securities on Martson's plc's £80 million placing to fund the acquisition of the Charles Wells brewing business.

Acal plc on its £14.1 million equity fundraising to fund the acquisition of Variohm Holdings Limited.

Canaccord on Global Benefits Group's £130 million IPO and admission to AIM.

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