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Jon Cox-Brown, Partner

Jon Cox-Brown


Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Data centers
  • Financial institutions
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Transport

Practice notes

Jon Cox-Brown is a corporate partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, joint ventures and restructurings.

Jon acts for a diverse range of clients ranging from large UK and international corporates to institutional investors and successful entrepreneurs.

Recent transactions include acting for Capita on its £888m sale of Capita Asset Services to Link and its £412m offer for Xchanging; Experian in relation to a number of strategic transactions including the sale of its global retail intelligence business to Tyco and the sale of its large hosted database business to Sky; BBA Aviation on its $202m sale of ASIG and its $128m sale of APPH; Alkane Energy on its £80m takeover by BBIP; the Evans family on the £80m sale of WR Evans; Timico on Lyceum’s £50m investment and Sygnature Discovery on Phoenix’s investment.

Jon has a strong track record in the financial services sectors. Examples of his experience include acting for Capital One on the sale of its deposit and bond business to Skipton BS; a building society in relation to the disposal of a deposit bank; Capita on the £50m acquisition of Bluefin Corporate Consulting from AXA, the £32m sale of NDP to Unum and the sale of Fish Insurance to PIB.

Jon has significant expertise in international work and is an active member of the Eversheds equity capital markets team.

Recent feedback includes:

“Jon has successfully led on acquisitions and disposals for us in the UK and internationally over a period of years. He is highly experienced, responsive and very much a trusted adviser” Acquisitions Director, FTSE 100 company

“Jon is a very creative and dedicated lawyer who integrated himself very well into the team. He played a critical role in a highly complex and challenging negotiation” Director, Corporate Development, FTSE 50 company

“Jon impressed everyone in terms of his availability, responsiveness and going the extra mile.” Assistant General Counsel, NYSE listed company

“Good people who invest time in building relationships are fundamental to any service business. Jon has demonstrated in his dealings with us that he is a high quality individual who understands the particular dynamics of fast growing businesses” Group Finance Director

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