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Jack Shepherd

Jack Shepherd


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Jack Shepherd is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London, specialising in equity capital markets and M&A. He advises corporate clients and investment banks. He works with a diverse range of businesses across different sectors, with a particular focus on real estate and technology companies.

Jack started his career at Nabarro LLP over 10 years ago. Since then, he has completed a number of IPOs and secondary issues on both the Main Market and AIM as well as public takeovers (both recommended and hostile), private acquisitions and disposals, bond issues, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and early stage investments.

Jack regularly advises our listed clients on issues relating to the Listing Rules, AIM Rules, Disclosure Rules, Prospectus Rules, Takeover Code and Market Abuse Regulation, as well as general company law and corporate governance issues.

Clients appreciate his ability to project manage large, complex cross-border deals, as well provide legal advice that is easy to understand. Having completed secondments at RAB Capital plc, a hedge fund, and Seymour Pierce Limited, an investment bank, he understands the pressures facing clients both internally and externally, ensuring that his advice is responsive and commercial.

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Relevant experience

  • Investec Bank plc on its role as sponsor and bookrunner on the GBP 164m Main Market IPO of Kainos Group plc.
  • Numis Securities Limited on its role as sponsor and bookrunner on the GBP 100m Main Market IPO of Revolution Bars Group plc.
  • Urban&Civic on its reverse acquisition by Terrace Hill Group plc and its associated GBP 170m placing and move from AIM to the Main Market.
  • Redefine International P.L.C. on its GBP 437m class 1 acquisition of the AUK Portfolio from Aegon UK Property Fund and its associated GBP 115m placing.
  • Fixnetix Limited on its sale to NYSE-listed, Computer Sciences Corporation.
  • RBC Capital Markets, Jefferies International, First Energy Capital and Seymour Pierce on Bayfield Energy Holdings plc’s reverse acquisition of Trinity Exploration & Production Limited, and its associated GBP 57m placing.
  • Allenby Capital on its role as nominated adviser on the AIM IPO of Franchise Brands plc and its subsequent GBP 29m reverse acquisition of Metro Rod Limited.
  • Caledon Resources plc on its GBP 90m placing and subsequent GBP 313m takeover by Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co. Ltd by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Bank am Bellevue AG in its role as sole global co-ordinator on the EUR 250m IPO of Williams Grand Prix Holdings on the entry standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Enteq Upstream plc on its GBP 26m reverse acquisition of XXT Incorporated and associated GBP 42m placing.
  • Quintain Estates and Development plc on its GBP 191m rights issue and its GBP 115m secured bond issue on the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • SuperGroup plc on its GBP 125m Main Market IPO (during his secondment at Seymour Pierce).
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  • 2005 - LPC, College of Law, London
  • 2002 - LLB, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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ECM Mar­ket Re­view June 2018
New rules on ma­ter­i­al re­lated party trans­ac­tions for premi­um and stand­ard...
The pur­pose of the Share­hold­ers Rights Dir­ect­ive II (“SRD II”) is to en­cour­age long-term share­hold­er en­gage­ment and trans­par­ency between traded com­pan­ies and in­vestors. These changes came in­to force on 10 June 2019 and Mem­ber States have trans­posed the SRD.
Noth­ing this year then four pub­lic cen­sures come along at once (and...
There has been a flurry of re­cent pub­lic cen­sures from the FCA and AIM Reg­u­la­tion, as well as an In­side AIM pub­lic­a­tion of­fer­ing some guid­ance on staff­ing of nomads. Sum­mary The FCA's fine and pub­lic cen­sure of Cathay In­ter­na­tion­al Hold­ings Lim­ited (Cathay).
AIM Reg­u­la­tion em­phas­ises primacy of Nomads
The Lon­don Stock Ex­change (the Ex­change) has fined and pub­licly cen­sured an AIM-lis­ted com­pany for fail­ing to take its nom­in­ated ad­viser’s (nomad) ad­vice and then fail­ing to keep the nomad ad­vised as to what it was do­ing.
AIM com­pan­ies fined for fail­ing to an­nounce in­form­a­tion promptly and...
AIM Reg­u­la­tion have cen­sured three com­pan­ies for fail­ing to com­ply with the AIM Rules. Two re­lated to fail­ures to make an­nounce­ments. In the case of MBL Group, the com­pany failed to up­date the mar­ket on a ma­ter­i­al de­teri­or­a­tion in the com­pany’s fin­an­cial po­s­i­tion,.
Cor­por­ate gov­ernance state­ments for AIM com­pan­ies: 28 Septem­ber dead­line
Sum­mary By 28 Septem­ber 2018 all AIM com­pan­ies will need to have pos­ted on the Rule 26 sec­tion of their web­site de­tails of which cor­por­ate gov­ernance code they fol­low, a nar­rat­ive de­scrip­tion of how they ap­ply the prin­ciples of that code, and an ex­plan­a­tion.
AIM Rule Amend­ments
Fol­low­ing its con­sulta­tion at the end of 2017, Lon­don Stock Ex­change (the Ex­change) has ad­op­ted new Aim Rules sub­stan­tially in the form pro­posed. The new rules take ef­fect from 30 March 2018 al­though the rules ap­ply­ing to the re­port­ing by com­pan­ies on which.