Nick Gibbon is a corporate partner in our London office. He has more than 30 years' experience spanning mergers, acquisitions, disposals, IPOs (and other fundraisings), joint ventures (and other co-investment arrangements) and reorganisations, as well as other corporate work.
He has advised companies operating in a variety of sectors and at all stages of their corporate lives: from start-up, through fundraisings and M&A activity, to trading on public markets and (in some cases) being taken over or reconstructed.
He obtained a First in Law at Cambridge University and was a partner in a magic circle firm before joining DAC Beachcroft. At both firms, much of his work has been in regulated sectors and cross-border. Qualified in Hong Kong as well as England, he has led the legal advice on international transactions involving North America, Asia and Western Europe in particular.
Nick is a member of Practical Law's corporate consultation board and of the QCA's corporate governance experts group. He co-authored the UK chapter of Practical Law's multi-jurisdictional guide to corporate governance and directors' duties and is an IBA member.
Recent transactions on which Nick has led the advice include:
The acquisition of an international consumer products business by a publicly-traded group and the related fundraising by way of placing;
Cross-border acquisitions and disposals of asset management, foreign exchange and technology businesses;
The MBO of an international financial services group by a US private equity-backed vehicle;
The sale of a retail and leisure group to a private equity-backed vehicle and related co-investment arrangements;
The IPO of an investment group, and its subsequent secondary fundraisings, including one by way of crowdfunding;
International insurance groups' acquisitions and sales of broking, technology and health insurance businesses;
The reorganisation and demerger of a wealth management group's institutional and private client businesses;
Cross-border acquisitions of leisure groups;
Secondary fundraisings by publicly-traded technology and construction groups;
Takeover Code offers for a publishing group and for a financial services group.
Nick qualified in 1988 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2006.
"Nick Gibbon is ‘particularly adept at problem-solving'." Legal 500 UK 2015 Edition, Flotations Small and Mid-Cap
"Nick Gibbon’s team at DAC Beachcroft LLP is noted for its quality of service, in particular its ‘prompt and accurate advice’." Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Corporate and Commercial, London