Ben Stewart
  1. Associate

Mr. Stewart is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. He advises corporate and investment banking clients on public and private M&A transactions, securities offerings and general corporate advisory matters.

Work Highlights

  • Comcast on its £30.6 billion competitive takeover offer for Sky and $65 billion proposed acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox
  • Tencent on its investment in Sumo Group
  • Financial advisers, sponsor and bookrunner to Bovis Homes in connection with its Class 1 acquisition of Galliford Try’s housing businesses for £1.075 billion and associated £152 million placing
  • Joint bookrunners to Ocado on its £143 million placing
  • Joint bookrunners on the secondary sale block trade of 10% of Charter Court Financial Services by Elliott

Prior to joining Davis Polk, key transactions Mr. Stewart advised on included:

  • Coal of Africa on its A$124 million takeover offer for Universal Coal
  • Perilya on its A$128.3 million acquisition of Perilya by Zhongjin Lingnan by scheme of arrangement and A$110 million accelerated rights issue
  • Bookrunners to Pilbara Minerals on its $100 million Nordic bond offering

In 2016, Mr. Stewart undertook a secondment at the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2017
  • Squire Patton Boggs (AU) 2014-2017

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    Allion Legal (AU) 2011-2014
  • Australian Takeovers Panel (secondment) 2016

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Western Australia

Education

  • LL.B., University of Western Australia, 2010
  • B.Com., Finance, University of Western Australia, 2010