Daniel Simons

Daniel Simons


Email daniel.simons@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5128

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

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.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended for Corporate and Commercial – Equity Capital Markets and Flotations: small and mid-cap
Legal 500 UK

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Manchester, 2001

Representative experience

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.


Numis, Macquarie and Berenberg on Burford Capital Limited's £192.5m equity fundraising.


Zopa on its £60m private fundraising.


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.

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

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.

Sky Ventures Limited, in its capacity as selling shareholder, in connection with the US$1.3bn 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 £25m IPO of Wilmcote Holdings plc.

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

Cenkos Securities plc on the £572.7m 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 £80m placing to fund the acquisition of the Charles Wells brewing business.

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

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