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

Recent transactions have included advising:

  • Comcast on its:
    • £30.6 billion takeover offer for Sky
    • $65 billion proposed acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox
  • The joint bookrunners to Ocado Group plc on its £143 million accelerated bookbuild placing of ordinary shares
  • The joint bookrunners on the secondary sale block trade of 10% of Charter Court Financial Services Group 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 plc
  • Perilya on the A$128.3 million acquisition of Perilya by Zhongjin Lingnan by scheme of arrangement
  • The bookrunners to Pilbara Minerals on its US$100 million Nordic bond offering
  • Perilya on its A$110 million accelerated rights issue of ordinary shares

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

Professional History

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

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

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority, London)
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia

Education

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