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Jon Reddington

Monday, 10 December 2018
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Jon Reddington

Corporate Finance and M&A
jon.reddington@traverssmith.com
+44 (0)20 7295 3413
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Jon is a partner in the corporate finance group specialising in domestic and international M&A, equity capital markets and corporate advisory, including public company takeovers and public and private equity fundraisings, advising quoted and private companies and financial intermediaries.

Recent work has included advising:

  • Breedon Group plc on the £455 million acquisition of Lagan Group Limited and associated open offer, the £336 million acquisition of Hope Construction Materials and its original admission to AIM
  • Micro Focus International, the software and application management solutions group, on the US$2.2 billion disposal of its open source software business to EQT, the US$8.8 billion merger with the Hewlett Packard software business and the US$1.2 billion merger with the Attachmate Group
  • The sellers of Paragon Digital Services to Dentsu Aegis
  • The sellers of Aviate Global, the equities brokerage business, to Northern Trust
  • Clearbell Capital on the acquisition of Octagon Retail Park and the disposal of Lingfield Retail Park
  • Ashby Capital on the acquisition from British Land of the Westside and Guiseley Retail Parks
  • Technetix in relation to a minority equity investment by Liberty Global Ventures
  • The Growth Stage in relation to its founding and commercial set-up
  • Patron Capital on its acquisition and development of numerous care homes
  • Canaccord Genuity and Numis Securities on the £53.5 million vendor placing and concurrent £5 million cash placing by accesso Technology Group plc
  • Numis Securities in connection with the £200 million firm placing, placing and open offer, and offer for subscription by IP Group plc
  • Numis Securities and Goodbody on the £120 million IPO on AIM and the ESM of Draper Esprit plc and subsequent capital raisings
  • Shore Capital and Pamure Gordon on the firm placing and placing and open offer by Chesnara plc
  • Numis Securities and Panmure Gordon on the £55.9 million placing of new shares by Hilton Food Group plc in connection with its acquisition of Icelandic Group UK Limited
  • Pace, the UK provider of broadband and pay TV technology, on its US$2.1 billion sale to Arris, a US-based broadband media technology company
  • Bank of London and the Middle East on its reduction of capital and subsequent share buyback
  • McQueen, the consumer-focused corporate advisory boutique, on its sale to Houlihan Lokey
  • Leicester Football Club PLC (Leicester Tigers) on the issue of loan notes and Rule 9 whitewash
  • Mallett PLC on its takeover by The Stanley Gibbons Group plc

Jon provides ongoing corporate advice to a range of quoted and private companies including SSP Group PLC, Fresnillo PLC, Breedon Group PLC, BLME Holdings PLC and Leicester Tigers. He is recommended by The Legal 500 2018, M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+, where is he noted for being "practical and sensible".

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