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Daniel Simons

Partner Corporate & Finance



Simons Daniel

Daniel Simons
Simons Daniel
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Daniel was named in The Lawyer’s 2023 "Hot 100" list of top lawyers working in the UK and focuses his practice on corporate transactions, in particular on equity capital markets, and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

He brings extensive experience in advising on public takeovers, including P2Ps, and he has advised numerous companies, private equity houses and financial institutions in the context of these transactions. Daniel also has particular focus on IPOs, secondary fundraisings and private placements, acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders on London Main Market and AIM transactions.

Representative experience

Tetra Tech on its £636m takeover of RPS Group.

Clipper Logistics on its £1bn takeover by GXO Logistics.

European FinTech IPO Company 1 B.V., a special purpose acquisition company listed on Euronext Amsterdam, on its €1.3 billion acquisition of Azerion Holding B.V.

CPI Property Group S.A. on its €1.57bn joint takeover with Aroundtown SA of Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited

Numis Securities in connection with the £639 million takeover of Alternative Credit Investments (formerly Pollen Street Secured Lending) by Waterfall Asset Management.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation on its US$6.47 billion acquisition of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.’s wholesale distribution business

Tetra Tech, Inc, on its £43.4 million takeover of WYG plc.

Grainger plc on its £345m rights issue to fund the £396m acquisition of GRIP REIT plc.


Pareteum Corporation, Inc. on its £80m takeover of Artilium plc.


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

Paysafe (formerly Optimal Payments) on its €1.1bn acquisition of Skrill, 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's £251m placing to fund the €640m acquisition of Telecable.

Barclays and Numis Securities on the £185m equity fundraising by RWS Holdings plc to part-finance the US$320m acquisition of Moravia Holdings.

Morgan Stanley and Quayle Munro in connection with the £868m 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 £150m.

Goldman Sachs and Numis Securities on Skyscanner's £128m fundraising from new investors, including Baillie Gifford, Khazanah, Yahoo! Japan, Artemis and Vitruvian.

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

GP Strategies Corp on its $394 million acquisition by Learning Technologies Group plc

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

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

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


  • LL.B., University of Manchester, 2001


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