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Fergus Gallagher

Senior Associate

Fergus Gallagher

A senior associate in the corporate department in London, Fergus Gallagher works for major listed and private companies across a wide variety of industry sectors. He has broad experience in general corporate matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital raisings and corporate restructurings .In addition to regularly representing corporates such as SABMiller plc, Shaftesbury plc, and Acal plc in a broad range of transactional and advisory corporate matters, Fergus uses the experience gathered while on secondment with Morgan Stanley and Jefferies when advising both investment banks and corporates on public M&A, Class 1 and Related Party transactions under the UK Listing Rules and primary and secondary capital markets transactions.

Having advised on acquisitions in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Argentina, Fergus appreciates the challenges of emerging market transactions and the importance of finding pragmatic and practical solutions to potential problems.

Representative experience

Advising SABMiller plc in relation to the placing of its US$1bn shareholding in JSE-listed gaming, hotel and entertainment group Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited.

Advising Shaftesbury plc on its £156m cash-box placing in connection with its acquisition of Newport Sandringham.

Advising Optimal Payments plc on its €1.1bn acquisition of Skrill from CVC Capital Partners and associated £450m rights issue.

Advising CH2M Hill in relation to the acquisition of Halcrow Holdings Limited.

Advising Garmin Ltd on its attempted public takeover of Raymarine plc.

Advising Lloyds Banking Group and a major financial institution on the corporate and management-incentive aspects of a number of business restructurings.

Advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the IPO and admission to the official list of Flybe Group plc.

Advising a global investment bank in connection with the disposal of its mortgage services business.

Advising ITV plc on the disposal of its stake in Arsenal Football Club.

Education and admissions


  • Law Society of England and Wales

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