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Dan Hirschovits


Advises companies, investment banks, private equity sponsors and investors on a wide range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions.

Dan advises companies, investment banks, private equity sponsors and investors on a wide range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions. These matters include IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements and other equity and debt financing structures, as well as public and private acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

He has extensive experience of advising on the rules and market practice relating to UK listed company transactions, securities offerings and corporate governance.

Dan also represents companies, shareholders and placement agents on early-stage financings and investments, such as private funding round transactions, for startup and growth companies, with a particular focus in the technology, healthcare and financial services sectors.

Experience highlights

Capital Markets
  • The underwriters on the $4.87 billion IPO and Nasdaq listing of Arm Holdings
  • The underwriters on the £150 million IPO and London standard listing of Financials Acquisition Corp
  • The underwriters on the £175 million IPO and London standard listing of New Energy One Acquisition
  • The underwriters on the $345 million offering of LivaNova
  • Royalty Pharma on its $6 billion and $1 billion senior notes offerings
  • Group on its £775.3 million IPO and London premium listing 
  • The underwriters on the £3.1 billion IPO and London standard listing of Alphawave IP Group
  • The underwriters to Anglo Pacific Group on its £46 million cashbox placing and retail offer of new ordinary shares
  • The sponsors and underwriters to Hammerson on its £552 million rights issue and Class 1 disposal of its interest in Via Outlets
  • Comcast, and Sky Limited and Sky Group Finance on consent solicitations in respect of 13 series of debt securities
  • The underwriters on Zegona Communications’ £100.5 million placing of new ordinary shares
  • ContourGlobal Power Holdings and ContourGlobal on multiple offerings of senior secured notes
  • ContourGlobal on its £1.7 billion IPO and London premium listing
  • The sponsors and underwriters on the IPOs and London premium listings of Charter Court Financial Services Group, Wizz Air Holdings and OneSavings Bank
  • Ferguson on its $750 million senior notes offering
  • The underwriters to Ocado Group on multiple ABB placings of ordinary shares
  • Selling shareholders and underwriters on numerous secondary sale block trades
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Capital
  • Lucid Group on its $232 million strategic supply agreement with Aston Martin
  • NewMed Energy on its recommended combination with Capricorn Energy
  • Tencent on its €300 million investment in Ubisoft
  • Atairos on its $580 million take private of Ocean Outdoor
  • Gyroscope Therapeutics on its $148 million Series C financing
  • Ocado Group on its $262 million acquisition of Kindred Systems and of Haddington Dynamics
  • Reliance Industries on its petroleum retail business joint venture with BP in India
  • Charles Taylor on its £261 million takeover by Lovell Minnick
  • Temenos on its £1.4 billion takeover offer for Fidessa
  • ContourGlobal on its €806 million Class 1 acquisition of Acciona Termosolar
  • Dai-ichi Life on the $6 billion merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Group
  • Mastercard on its £700 million acquisition of 92.4% of VocaLink Holdings
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IFLR1000 – Capital Markets: Equity, M&A, United Kingdom

Financial News – “40 Under 40 Rising Star: Legal Services,” 2015

M.A., History, University of Cambridge
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2012
  • HSBC, 2011-2012
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2005-2011
Qualifications and admissions
  • England and Wales
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