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Vivek Thanki


Associate in our Corporate practice, based in London. Previously completed a rotation in Capital Markets in our New York office.

Vivek advises on a range of private and public mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and securities offerings and listings.

Experience highlights

  • Atairos investment in the holding company of Aston Villa FC
  • Gilead Sciences $405 million acquisition of MiroBio
  • NewMed Energy proposed combination with Capricorn Energy
  • £775.3 million IPO and London listing
  • Lightyear Capital acquisition of Wren Sterling
  • Boots establishment of €1 billion commercial paper programme and application to the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility
  • Mereo BioPharma combination with OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
  • MSCI notes offerings worth $1.8 billion
  • Nuvei financing $889 million takeover of SafeCharge
  • Verisk Analytics $200 million SEC-registered senior notes reopening
  • Advising investment banks as financial advisers, sponsors and/or underwriters in connection with:
    • Alphawave IP Group’s £856 million IPO
    • Unilever’s simplification of its dual listed company structure
    • Hammerson’s £552 million rights issue on the London Stock Exchange
    • Datadog’s $648 million Nasdaq IPO and subsequent $747.5 million convertible notes offering
    • Electrocomponents’ £180 million placing and retail offer of new shares
    • Anglo Pacific’s £46 million placing and retail offer of new shares
    • The Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s series of investment grade bond offerings totaling $15 billion
    • The Rank Group’s £115.3 million takeover of Stride Gaming
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LL.B., King's College London, Dickson Poon School of Law
  • with honours

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2018

Qualifications and admissions

  • England and Wales
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