Deals tracker: Herbert Smith Freehills

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Deals tracker: Herbert Smith Freehills

Date Client Matter Deal value Details
29 Oct 15 Numis Securities and J&E Davy Hostelworld IPO   Hostelworld was established in 1999 but was bought by Hellman & Friedman 10 years later
21 Jul 15 Menhaden Capital Menhaden Capital IPO   Menhaden Capital backs companies focused on improving energy efficiency through solutions such as LED lighting.
20 Mar 15 TSB Banking Group TSB’s takeover by Banco Sabadell £1.7bn Lead partner James Palmer advised TSB on its IPO last year.
25 Feb 15 Underwriters Aldermore IPO    
23 Feb 15 Axa, Lipton Rogers, Tamasek Pinnacle development at 22-24 Bishopsgate £770m Planning application will be made in the Spring
28 Jan 15 O2 Hutchison Whampoa’s acquisition of O2 £10.25bn If the deal overcomes competition hurdles it would create the UK’s largest mobile group
8 Jan 15 Underwriters IPO    
5 Jan 15 Moorfield Lone Star Real Estate Fund’s acquisition of Moorfield portfolio £1bn  
4 Dec 14 Sky Bet Sale of Sky’s betting business to CVC Up to £800m  
28 Nov 14 Stagecoach Stagecoach and Virgin win East Coast mainline franchise    
17 Oct 14 EDF EDF’s EU subsidy scheme approval   Winning approval for a nuclear reactor subsidy scheme from the EC, enabling the first nuclear reactors to be built in Britain for 20 years.
10 Jul 14 AbbVie  Bid for Shire  £30.1bn Herbert Smith Freehills is a longstanding advisers to AbbVie 
21 Jun 14 BSkyB  Liberty Global’s acquisition of a stake in ITV £481m  
19 Jun 14 Underwriters Zoopla’s IPO £919m  
18 Jun 14 UGL Group UGL Group’s sale to a consortium (TPG and Partners) £672m Likely that Herbert Smith Freehills would’ve been preferred choice of adviser for TPG had it not already been instructed by UGL.

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