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George Knighton

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
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George Knighton concentrates his strong practice on the representation of clients in public and private M&A and corporate restructurings. His sector expertise includes experience in fintech and retail.
"George is strong technically and very user-friendly."
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George Knighton has a wide range of experience advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and restructurings.

Some of his recent representations include advising:

- Zelon Holdings Inc. in its participation in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc’s capital raise;

- Zuber and Mohsin Issa, owners of EG Group, and TDR Capital LLP on their acquisition of a majority stake in ASDA Group Limited from Walmart Inc.;

- Sampo plc on the debt financing and shareholder arrangements with joint offeror Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited to support their £1.66 billion takeover bid for Hastings Group Holdings plc;

- Iceland Foods on the acquisition by founder and executive chair, Sir Malcolm Walker CBE, and chief executive officer, Tarsem Dhaliwal, of a 63% stake in Iceland Foods from Brait;

- Phoenix Group Holdings plc on its US$4.1 billion acquisition of ReAssure Group plc from Swiss Re.

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George Knighton

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