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About Julian Makin

Julian focuses on equity and debt capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector.


Recent work

  • Advising on the international share offerings and listings by Aer Lingus, Dunelm Mill, Essar Energy Fresnillo, Gondola Holdings (the owner of the PizzaExpress, ASK and Zizzi brands), Hansen Transmissions, Mapeley, Marlborough Stirling,, Nikanor, Nynex Cablecomms, Premier Foods, Perform, QinetiQ, Shawbrook, Sophos, Telecity, TSB Banking The Future Network, Wolfson Microelectronics, Worldpay, Vallares, Xstrata and Yell and the dual listing of
  • Advising on rights issues by Barclays, Cobham, Lloyds Banking Group, FirstGroup, National Express, New World Resources, Petropavlovsk, Prudential and Xstrata, on placings and open offers by Arena Leisure, Barclays (including its subsequent issues of mandatory convertible notes, reserve capital instruments and warrants), Invensys, Kenmare Resources, Lloyds Banking Group, Waterford Wedgwood and Yell on capital raisings by Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc, Fortis and Punch Taverns and on cash and cash box placings by Centamin, Cobham, Hikma, Hochschild, Liberty International, Mapeley, Mwana Africa, Nikanor, Pennon, Polo Resources, Serco, SOCO and Xstrata.
  • Advising United Kingdom Financial Investments in relation to Her Majesty's Treasury trading plan relating to shares in Lloyds Banking Group and in relation to Her Majesty's Treasury's sale of shares in Lloyds Banking Group in 2014 and Royal Bank of Scotland in 2015.
  • Advising the bookrunners on the sale by Her Majesty's Treasury of shares in Lloyds Banking Group.
  • Advising on convertible bond issues by Xstrata, Rank and Aveng, on the offer by Fortis of conditional capital exchangeable notes and on various private placements of bonds in the US.
  • Advising on numerous acquisitions including for Xstrata on its all-share merger of equals with Glencore, on the acquisitions of MIM, Falconbridge, Cerrejón and Prodeco, on its possible offer for Lonmin, on its proposed merger of equals with Anglo American and on the proposed offer by Vale, for Vallares (now called Genel) on its merger with Genel Energy, for Microchip Technologies on its proposed offer for CSR, for Telecity on its proposed acquisition of Interxion and for Telecity on its acquisition by Equinix.



  • King's College, London and City University, London, UK