Simon Grimshaw

Simon Grimshaw


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7050 3440

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

As counsel in our Corporate practice, Simon Grimshaw advises clients on all aspects of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and growth capital investments.

Simon is one of the founding lawyers of our Birmingham office and has experience acting for a broad range of clients, including listed PLCs, private equity houses and owner managers. Simon has particular experience advising sponsors on growth capital investments into regulated and high-technology businesses as well as advising large corporates and private equity houses on repeat bolt on acquisitions and disposals.

Simon regularly acts on complex and cross-border transactions and has practiced abroad, having spent seven months seconded to the Shanghai office of an international law firm. Simon began his career in Law, following three years working in the Loss Control and Risk Management team of a global car hire firm.

Education and admissions


B.A. (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2004

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Representative experience

Acting for Lynwood Investors on its disposal of Waterstones.

Acting for AIM listed Judges Scientific plc on a number of bolt-on acquisitions.

Acting for EQT on its disposal of Blizoo Bulgaria to Telekom Austria.

Acting for InvestIndustrial on its disposal to Europcar of Goldcar.

Acting for HDR, inc. on its acquisition of the Hurley Palmer Flatt group.

Acting for certain founder shareholders of Futuresource Consulting Limited on its MBO, sponsored by Eli Global, LLC.

Acting for Welocalize on its acquisition of SearchStar.

Acting for UBS on its disposal of UBS Delta to StatPro Group plc.

Acting for Quilter Cheviot on its acquisition of Attivo Investment Management from Attivo Group.

Acting for Alpha Private Equity portfolio company IPCOM on its acquisition of AIS Technical.

Acting for Ventiga Capital Partners on its management buy out of Retail Insights.

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