01 June 2006
Worked alongside some of the world’s most prestigious luxury and consumer brands on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including structuring investments for flagship buildings, expansion into emerging markets, brand management and access to capital.
Renault Group on the cross-border acquisition of Lotus F1 and its €1.3 billion investment in motorsport and technology.
Thor Equities on its €130 million purchase of the iconic building in Milan’s luxury shopping precinct which is currently Dolce & Gabbana’s flagship store.
Intel on its ground breaking sponsorship and technology collaboration with BMW.
SauberSarita Capital Investment in respect of the takeover of Queens Park Rangers football club, which included liaising with the UK Takeover Panel given QPR’s prior AIM listing, the follow-on investment in QPR by the Mittal Family, the stadium development project, commercial sponsorship, e-commerce and corporate advice. Following QPR’s successful promotion to the English Premier League, the firm also advised Sarita on its eventual sale to Malaysian entrepreneur and AirAsia’s Tony Fernandez.
Cipriani Group, the world renowned restaurant and catering group, on its restructure, investment and expansion involving the US, Uruguay, Luxembourg, Italy, the Middle East and the UK.
Valentino Fashion Group on the acquisition of the distributors of Valentino products in the UK and owners of the Valentino boutique in Sloane Street, London.
Brands Partners, a private equity fund, on its successful debt and equity acquisition of a leading industrial shoe manufacturer.
Donald Edge, a bespoke jeweller, on the design and manufacture of the diamond encrusted Chambord Royal liqueur bottle, the world’s most expensive liqueur, valued at US$3.5 million.
Eurotech listed on the Milan Stock Exchange on its US$60 million reverse triangular merger with US embedded chip manufacturer Applied Data Systems Inc.
*SMP In*c, the New York Stock Exchange listed company, on the disposal of its non-core French and Italian businesses.
Targetti Sankey on the €242 million acquisition finance of Danish lighting group Louis Poulsen.
Fairplace, an AIM listed company, on the disposal of its Italian subsidiary.
Renault F1 in relation to the so-called Crashgate affair and successfully representing the team in the FIA hearings which involved, inter alia, brand reputation management issues and re-negotiating various sponsorship contracts as a result of the outcome of the hearings.
Western Australia, 1985
England and Wales, 1990
Co-author of ‘From Innovation to Cash Flows’ - an essential guide for entrepreneurs, recommended by the Stanford University GSB Alumni Association
‘Listing investment funds in New York and Greenwich’, co-sponsor with London Stock Exchange of a series of seminars
Series of lectures on raising capital for growth companies in the UK, US, Spain, Switzerland and Italy
‘In-bound investment into the UK’, organised by London and Partners
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