Nick Gibbon - DAC Beachcroft
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Nick Gibbon

Nick specialises in corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, initial public offerings (IPOs), joint ventures and reorganisations. Qualified in Hong Kong as well as England, much of his work has involved helping clients successfully complete cross‑border deals.

He has over 30 years' experience advising across a wide range of sectors including financial services and business services. His clients include UK and international publicly-traded groups, large private companies and high net worth individuals.

Nick has advised clients 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. In 2019, he worked on transactions with an aggregate value of over £1 billion.

Relevant experience includes advising:

  • AGF Management, Smith & Williamson's largest shareholder, on Smith & Williamson's merger with Tilney by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • MJ Hudson Group and Capital for Colleagues on their IPOs.
  • Warpaint London on its acquisition of an international consumer products business and related fundraising by way of placing on AIM.
  • Quercus and Tower Gate on Takeover Code offers for them.
  • Multinational insurance groups on acquisitions and disposals of broking, technology and health insurance businesses.
  • Asset management and foreign exchange groups on cross-border acquisitions and disposals, and also on reorganisations and demergers.
  • The management team on an MBO of an international financial services business by a US private equity-backed vehicle.

Nick is recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers. Legal 500 2020 notes that "Nick Gibbon…[is a] highly valued adviser, available and very client focussed".

In addition, 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 multijurisdictional guide to corporate governance and directors' duties.

 

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