John Holme

John Holme

Senior Associate

Email john.holme@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5305

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

John advises UK and overseas corporates and financial institutions on ECM, M&A and corporate finance matters.

He was an assistant secretary at the UK Takeover Panel from 2011 to 2013, where he regulated transactions governed by the UK Takeover Code.

Education and admissions


ICAEW/Securities and Investments Institute Diploma in Corporate Finance

LPC, BPP University Law School

M.A. (Hons), University of Cambridge

Representative experience

Advising ACON Investments on its acquisition of APR Energy to take it private with co-investors Fairfax Financial and Albright Capital.

Advising Monitise plc on its strategic review (including a formal sale process under the Takeover Code).

Advising the Icelandic government on the $2.1bn recapitalisation of its banking sector.

Advising McCormick & Company, Inc. on its possible offer for Premier Foods plc.

Acting for SEGRO plc on its £500m fully underwritten rights issue.

Advising PME African Infrastructure Opportunities plc on the Takeover Code in respect of its acquisition of Sheltam Holdings.

Advising Sepura plc on its takeover offer from Hytera Communications.

Acting for Citi in relation to the sale of its UK retail banking business.

Acting for News Corporation on the restructuring of its Shine UK media business post-acquisition.

Advising SABMiller plc on its takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Advising Clipstone Logistics REIT plc on its Takeover Code "whitewash" procedure and associated fundraise.

Advising JP Morgan Cazenove, Cenkos Securities and Oakley Capital on the London AIM listing and £30 million placing of Zegona Communications plc.

Acting for a U.S. investment group on the provision of equity lines of credit.

Acting for an environmental technology company (backed by Edi Truell) in relation to several debt and equity financing rounds.

Advising IG Seismic Services plc on its potential delisting and related corporate matters.

Acting for a major financial institution and its lender group on the restructuring of a food packaging company.

Advising ICG-Longbow on joint venture arrangements relating to real estate assets.

Acting for a major financial institution and its lender group on the restructuring of a food packaging company.

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