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Global Guide 2023

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Corporate & Finance
13 Years Ranked
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Investment Funds
16 Years Ranked
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Provided by Andrew Weaver

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Work Highlights

FUNDS AND INVESTMENT SERVICES/REGULATORY:

Lead counsel to PraxisIFM Group, the international corporate and fiduciary services business, on it 2017 IPO

Altor Equity Partners AB on the establishment of their first, second and third funds focussed on mid-market buyout deals in Scandinavia

Tritax Big Box REIT plc, a listed real estate fund, on its launch, listing on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange and various acquisitions

Stirling Square Capital Partners on the establishment of their second, third and fourth funds

Meinl Bank in connection with the restructuring of Meinl European Land (now Atrium European Real Estate), Meinl International Power (now PI Power International), and Meinl International Airports (now AI Airports International)

A European venture capital firm on the establishment of a series of technology funds and life sciences funds

A Swiss secondaries fund adviser on its first, second and third investment programme

A start up German private equity fund adviser (set up by individuals from several leading European private equity firms) on the establishment of their first fund

A wide variety of UK and European private equity and venture capital fund advisers on the establishment and launch of private, unregulated and regulated fund structures with a particular emphasis on regulatory and AIFMD matters

The manager of a USD 4 billion hedge fund operation on regulatory, corporate structuring and fund launch matters

A leading European bank on regulatory matters relating to its investment business

Phoenix Spree Deutschland on its flotation on the main market of the LSE, and on its pre-float reorganisation

Tritax Brindleyplace Trustee on the sale of the issued units of Tritax Brindleyplace Unit Trust.

Meinl Bank in connection with the restructuring of Meinl European Land (now Atrium European Real Estate), Meinl International Power (now PI Power International), and Meinl International Airports (now AI Airports International)

A European venture capital firm on the establishment of a series of technology funds and life sciences funds

M&A AND FINANCE/RESTRUCTURING:

Apollo Strategic Growth Capital, a special purpose acquisition company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, on its pending US$5.3 billion business combination with American Express Global Business Travel to create the world’s largest publicly traded B2B travel platform.

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC on its merger with Kennedy Wilson Holdings Inc. to create a USD 4 billion global property group implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey

A leading global private equity firm on its take private of JSE and SEM listed Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited implemented by a members scheme of arrangement in Jersey

The Issa brothers and TDR Capital on the acquisition of the ASDA supermarket chain for GBP 6.8 billion from Walmart

JP Morgan on the financing of AbbVie Inc.’s USD 51 billion bid for Shire Pharmaceuticals

TRG (The Rohatyn Group) on its acquisition of Citigroup’s emerging market venture capital fund business

Wells Fargo on its acquisition of a global fund administration business, LaCrosse Global Fund Services, from Cargill

Tritax Big Box REIT with its group reorganisation and with the subsequent GBP 500 million refinancing of its existing debt and subsequent Green Bond issue

Concordia Healthcare Corporation on its USD 3.5 billion acquisition of Amdipharm Mercury

The world’s largest private equity real estate fund investor in relation to numerous transactions including the take private of Max Property Group, the acquisition of Chiswick Park commercial property estate, a joint venture for the Broadgate estate in the City of London and the establishment and sale of the logistics real estate group, Logicor, for EU 12.25 billion

Concordia Healthcare Corporation in connection with its USD 2.4 billion debt restructuring through an innovative CBCA plan of arrangement and (as Advanz Pharma) its subsequent reorganisation, continuance to Jersey and de-listing from the TSX

ALK Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Burnley FC, the English Premier League football club

The coordinating committee of lenders comprising Barclays, Commerzbank, BNP Paribas and EQT Partners on the GBP 750 million restructuring of Cory Environmental

Practice Areas

Corporate, Banking & Asset Finance, Corporate Finance, Funds & Investment Services, Fund Governance, Listing Services, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Real Estate Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, Private Client & Trusts

Career

Andrew Weaver is Corporate Local Practice Group Head in Jersey. He specialises in real estate, hedge and private equity funds, regulatory advice and corporate work in matters of Jersey and Cayman Islands law. He advises leading fund managers, advisers and financial institutions and service providers in the UK, Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia.

Andrew has substantial experience in public equity offerings, M&A and corporate structuring and an in-depth knowledge of partnerships and unit trusts. He worked for several years in the Appleby Cayman Islands office and before that for six years at a leading firm in the City of London.

Education

University of Keele (England)

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