Simon Holden - Partner

Corporate team
Email: Phone: +44 20 7539 7267

Simon has over 15 years' experience advising a broad range of corporate and private clients in connection with domestic and cross-border public company matters (including IPOs and secondary fundraisings), acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, private equity investments and general company law matters.

Simon’s practice is principally corporate transactional and covers a wide of ambit of sectors, with a particular focus on the cleantech, fintech, mining and natural resources sectors.  He has worked on a number of high profile transactions, including acting for a consortium of Russian investors who acquired the Fairline Yachts business out of administration.

Simon is named as a recognised lawyer for M&A and Flotations/Capital Markets work in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500.

Representative experience includes:

  • Lead adviser to the U.S. domiciled selling shareholders of Media Link, LLC in connection with their sale to the Ascential group of companies (LSE: ASCL.L; being a FTSE 250 constituent) for a total consideration of up to US$207m.
  • Lead adviser to the selling shareholders of C4L Group Holdings Limited in connection with the sale of C4L to Selection Services Investments Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CORETX Holdings plc (AIM: COR). The sale was for a total consideration of £20.2m.
  • Lead adviser to a consortium of Russian investors in connection with their purchase of the Fairline Yachts business out of administration for an undisclosed sum.
  • Lead adviser to a large London-based social housing developer in connection with its purchase of a private limited company from a Luxembourg-based investment fund, which held the title and planning rights to a significant development plot in Camden, for a purchase price of approximately £12m.

Simon Holden