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Stephen Nash, Partner

Stephen Nash


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Steve is a partner in our corporate group and head of our firm wide equity capital markets and public company takeover group. He specialises in corporate finance transactions for UK and overseas clients, principally mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, as well as IPOs and secondary fundraisings. Steve is a member of the firm's TMT sector group.

Steve's recent experience includes acting for:

  • Apollo Group on its £304m acquisition of BPP Holdings plc by way of scheme of arrangement;
  • Dimension Data Holdings plc on a US$120m fundraising;
  • Dimension Data Holdings plc on its takeover by NTT for £2.1bn;
  • Greencore on its £113m takeover of Uniq and associated £80m rights issue;
  • Greene King on its takeover of Capital Pubs for £70m;
  • JLT on the £166m partial offer from Jardine Matheson;
  • Sulzer AG on its takeover of Castle Support Services plc for £127m;
  • Waterlogic plc on its AIM IPO, raising £45m and valuing Waterlogic at £112m.
  • May Gurney on the competing offers from Costain Group and Kier Group, valuing May Gurney at £221m;
  • Daisy Group on its £165m acquisition of Alternative Networks plc;
  • Daisy Group on its £494m take private;
  • Empire Cinemas on the disposal of 5 cinemas to Cineworld for £100m;
  • Waterlogic on its £122m take private;
  • Teledyne Technologies, Inc. on the £620m acquisition of e2v technologies plc;
  • Altrad Investment Authority S.A.S. on its £330m acquisition of Cape plc; and
  • IntegraFin Holdings plc on the Main Market IPO raising £178m and valuing IntegraFin at £650m.

Steve spent two years on secondment at the Takeover Panel between 1999 and 2001 advising on numerous high profile offers both recommended and hostile. He now regularly presents and writes articles on the subject of public company takeovers in the UK and sits on the ICAEW corporate finance faculty committee which reviews proposed amendments to the Takeover Code.