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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. He specialises in advising corporate clients and investment banks on equity capital markets transactions and cross-border public and private M&A. He works with a diverse range of businesses across different sectors, with a particular focus on real estate and technology companies.

For over 11 years he has been helping clients with IPOs and secondary issues on both the Main Market and AIM .  He also helps clients with 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 Regulation 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 as provide legal advice that is easy to understand. Having completed secondments at a leading hedge fund and 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

  • Galliford Try plc on its GBP 1.1bn disposal of its Linden Homes and Partnerships & Regeneration businesses to Bovis Homes Group plc.
  • Synnovia plc on its GBP 48m recommended takeover by Camelot Capital Partners LLC.
  • Primary Health Properties plc on its GBP 393m recommended all-share merger with MedicX Fund Limited.
  • Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited on its role as nominated adviser and broker on Longboat Energy plc's GBP 10m AIM IPO.
  • The sale of a real estate debt investment business to a global investment manager.
  • Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited on its role as financial adviser and bookrunner on Supermarket Income REIT plc's GBP 100m placing and offer for subscription and GBP 100m placing programme.
  • The corporate sale of a real estate asset for a leading private equity investor.
  • Andes Energia plc on its GBP 844m reverse acquisition of Mercuria Energy's Argentinian oil and gas business.
  • Peel Hunt LLP on its role as nominated adviser and broker on eve Sleep plc's GBP 140m AIM IPO.
  • 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.
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  • 2005 - LPC, College of Law, London
  • 2002 - LLB, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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29 March 2021
CMS ad­vises Act­i­ve­Ops on suc­cess­ful £120m AIM IPO
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Act­i­ve­Ops plc (Act­i­ve­Ops), a man­age­ment pro­cess auto­ma­tion soft­ware com­pany, on its suc­cess­ful ini­tial pub­lic of­fer­ing (IPO) and ad­mis­sion to trad­ing on AIM. The...
24 November 2020
CMS ad­vises Urb­an&Civic on £506m of­fer from the Wellcome Trust
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised long-stand­ing cli­ent Urb­an&Civic plc on a £506 mil­lion re­com­men­ded cash of­fer from glob­al char­it­able found­a­tion the Wellcome Trust. The pro­posed trans­ac­tion com­prises...
27 August 2020
CMS ad­vises RWS on pro­posed takeover of SDL
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising RWS Hold­ings plc (RWS), one of the world's lead­ing lan­guage, in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty sup­port ser­vices and loc­al­isa­tion pro­viders, on the re­com­men­ded all-share com­bin­a­tion...
6 July 2020
CMS ad­vises Aquam Cor­por­a­tion on di­vestit­ure of Aquam Wa­ter Ser­vices and...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Aquam Cor­por­a­tion, a lead­er in wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture solu­tions, on the sale of Aquam Wa­ter Ser­vices Ltd (AWS) and Or­bis In­tel­li­gent Sys­tems to Ca­dence Equity Part­ners...
09 April 2020
FCA an­nounces meas­ures to help lis­ted com­pan­ies to raise new share cap­it­al
On 8 April 2020, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) an­nounced a series of meas­ures aimed at as­sist­ing com­pan­ies to raise new share cap­it­al in re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic while re­tain­ing an ap­pro­pri­ate...
23 December 2019
FCA en­force­ment against PDMR
In the first such ac­tion to be made fully pub­lic, the FCA has fined a man­aging dir­ect­or of a lis­ted com­pany £45,000 for fail­ing to no­ti­fy share trades in the lis­ted com­pany as re­quired un­der the Mar­ket...
9 September 2019
CMS ad­vises Syn­nov­ia on £48.8m takeover of­fer
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Syn­nov­ia PLC, a glob­al maker of plastic con­sum­ables and com­pon­ents, on its re­com­men­ded £48.8m takeover of­fer from funds ad­vised by Cali­for­nia-based Cam­elot Cap­it­al...
08 August 2019
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...
18 June 2019
Noth­ing this year then four pub­lic cen­sures come along at once (and an...
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...
24 January 2019
CMS ad­vising Primary Health Prop­er­ties on mer­ger with MedicX Fund Lim­ited
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising health­care sec­tor real es­tate in­vest­ment trust Primary Health Prop­er­ties plc (PHP) on its £392m mer­ger with MedicX Fund Lim­ited, an­nounced today. The agree­ment...
10 December 2018
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...
15 August 2018
AIM com­pan­ies fined for fail­ing to an­nounce in­form­a­tion promptly and fail­ing...
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...