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Paul Blackmore


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

Paul has over 25 years of experience specialising in equity capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions (both public and private) with a particular focus on the TMC and Real Estate sectors. His equity capital markets work sees him regularly advising clients on lPOs and secondary offerings. He also advises bidders, targets and management teams on public M&A transactions.

Paul is interested in working with fast growing companies, helping them through their life cycle and the challenges they face; examples include acting for CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure, on their growth from start up to listing on the AlM market, through various public equity fundraisings and acquisitions, to their take private in 2018 and beyond.

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The "level-headed" Paul Blackmore concentrates on M&A and ECM transactions. He works with clients from the media, telecommunications and real estate industries, among others.

Chambers UK 2017

Paul Blackmore has particular experience in joint ventures and partnerships in the real estate sector. Sources say: "He's a very straightforward lawyer and really understands our company," and appreciate that "he's very pragmatic and open to ideas."

Chambers UK 2016

Sources call Paul Blackmore "very robust and pragmatic" for his wide-reaching corporate practice, which features expertise in media and real estate. He represented Quintain Estates & Development in its £39 million sale of the SeQuel property portfolio to Palace Capital.

Chambers UK 2015

Relevant experience

  • Capital & Regional Plc's underwritten open offer raising £30 million.
  • CityFibre’s £200 million acquisition of FibreNation from Talk Talk Group Plc.
  • Capital & Regional Plc’s share issue and partial takeover offer in favour of Growthpoint Securities, valued at £150.4m.
  • The acquisition by idverde Holdings Limited of TCL Group, a national provider of landscaping, play products and grounds maintenance services.
  • CityFibre’s public takeover valuing the company at £540m.
  • The sale of TV production and sales company Content Media to TSX listed Kew Media Group.
  • CityFibre’s £200m placing and ABB.
  • The £1.2 billion joint venture between funds advised by Delancey, Qatari Diar and Dutch pension fund APG in respect of various private rental schemes, including the former Olympic Village at Stratford.
  • Richard Caring on the sale of the iconic Wentworth Golf Club to Chinese conglomerate Reignwood, for £135 million.
  • DV4 Limited and Qatari Diar on their acquisition of the East Village, the former Athletes Village at the Olympic Park, built for the London 2012 Olympic Games, for £557 million.
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  • 1990 – BA (Hons) (First Class) Jurisprudence, Lincoln College, Oxford.
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