Holly is counsel in our corporate and M&A team in London. She has broad experience across cross-border deals and significant in-house experience.
Holly advises a range of clients across the corporate and private equity sectors on corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, carve-outs and issuer-side IPOs.
Holly previously spent 3 years as senior counsel at Pearson, where she was an integral member of the legal team supporting the CFO and Corporate Development teams. Her responsibilities including supporting strategic M&A and equity investment activities around the world, as well as advising on listed company obligations and general corporate issues.
Holly originally trained at Freshfields and has been seconded to Freshfields’ Hong Kong office and to Mouchel.
John Laing Group plc, a leading international infrastructure investor, on the recommended cash offer by Aqueduct Bidco Limited, a newly formed company owned by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and its affiliates, the global investment firm.
Croda International Plc, the FTSE 100 UK-based chemicals company, on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Fragrance Spanish Topco, S.L (trading as Iberchem), a global fragrances and flavours company majority owned by Eurazeo. The consideration was partly funded by an accelerated bookbuild placing of new ordinary shares in the company to institutional investors, representing c.8% of Croda’s issued share capital, alongside an additional retail offer element.
Ferguson plc, on the carve-out and sale of Wolseley, a leading specialist distributor of plumbing, heating, climate control, pipe and infrastructure & utility products in the United Kingdom to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
SSE plc on the sale of its 50 per cent. share in its energy-from-waste Multifuel Energy joint venture with Wheelabrator Technologies to First Sentier Investors (formerly First State).
WorldRemit, the digital cross-border payments company, on its acquisition (by way of Delaware merger governed by English law) of Sendwave, a rapidly growing app-based remittance company with a focus on payments from North America and Europe to Africa.