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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 joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the £150m IPO and London standard listing of Financials Acquisition Corp SPAC
  • Group on its £775.3 million IPO and London premium listing 
  • The joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the £3.1 billion IPO and London standard listing of Alphawave IP Group
  • The joint bookrunners 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
  • Royalty Pharma on its $6 billion senior notes offering
  • 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 joint bookrunners to Ocado Group on multiple accelerated bookbuild placings of ordinary shares
  • The sponsor and underwriters to Just Retirement Group on its £150 million standby underwriting arrangement and £101.1 million placing and open offer
  • Selling shareholders and underwriters on numerous secondary sale block trades
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Capital
  • Gyroscope Therapeutics on its $148 million private placement of Series C preferred shares
  • Ocado Group on its $262 million acquisition of Kindred Systems and acquisition of Haddington Dynamics
  • Reliance Industries in connection with its agreement to establish a joint venture to be held 51% by Reliance and 49% by an affiliate of BP relating to their petroleum retail business 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 Holdings in connection with the $6 billion merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Group and its strategic partnership with the combined 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
  • Partner, 2017-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2012-2017
  • HSBC, 2011-2012
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2005-2011
Qualifications and admissions
  • England and Wales
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