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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 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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  • 2005 - LPC, College of Law, London
  • 2002 - LLB, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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