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Jack Shepherd

Partner

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
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 13 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.

Jack is recommended in the Legal 500 for ECM (small/mid cap; and mid/large cap) and Listed Funds.

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“Jack Shepherd was extremely impressive in leading the assignment – he has very much become a trusted adviser.”

Legal 500, 2021

Relevant experience

  • ActiveOps plc on its GBP 120m AIM IPO.
  • Urban&Civic plc on its GBP 506m recommended offer by The Wellcome Trust Limited.
  • RWS Holdings plc on its GBP 854m recommended takeover of SDL plc.
  • Aquam Corporation on its disposal of its interests in Aquam Water Services and Orbis Intelligent Systems.
  • 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 and its subsequent reverse acquisition of three farm-in transactions and associated GBP 35 placing.
  • 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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Education

  • 2005 - LPC, College of Law, London
  • 2002 - LLB, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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16/09/2022
Dir­ect­ors’ re­spons­ib­il­ity for identi­fy­ing in­side in­form­a­tion - Les­sons...
This art­icle con­siders the de­cision of the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) to fine Sir Chris­toph­er Gent the sum of £80,000 for the un­law­ful dis­clos­ure of in­side in­form­a­tion. The art­icle dis­cusses cer­tain...
06/12/2021
CMS ad­vises Canac­cord on Wind­ward’s £126.5m AIM IPO
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Canac­cord Genu­ity Lim­ited (Canac­cord), as nom­in­ated ad­viser and sole broker, on the AIM IPO of Wind­ward Ltd. (Wind­ward). The IPO raised ap­prox­im­ately £26.3m for...
03/12/2021
AIM Rules: the Im­port­ance of en­ga­ging with your nom­in­ated ad­viser
An AIM lis­ted com­pany (the “Com­pany”) was re­cently pub­licly cen­sured and fined heav­ily for fail­ing to prop­erly en­gage with its nom­in­ated ad­viser and for breach­ing the re­lated party trans­ac­tion rules.  ...
02/09/2021
CMS ad­vises Ne­wRiver on sale of Hawthorn Leis­ure to Ad­mir­al Tav­erns
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Ne­wRiver RE­IT plc (Ne­wRiver), a Lon­don Stock Ex­change-lis­ted real es­tate in­vest­ment trust, on its sale of the en­tire is­sued share cap­it­al of Hawthorn Leis­ure RE­IT...
28/06/2021
CMS ad­vises cli­ents in re­la­tion to AIM IPO and re­verse ac­quis­i­tion
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on two equity cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions in re­cent weeks. CMS ac­ted for Pan­mure Gor­don as nom­in­ated ad­viser and sole broker to Are­cor Thera­peut­ics plc in re­la­tion...
29/03/2021
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...
24/11/2020
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...
27/08/2020
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...
06/07/2020
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...
09/04/2020
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...
23/12/2019
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...
09/09/2019
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...