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About Simon Trisk

Simon is an associate in our New York office focusing on M&A and corporate matters. Prior to joining Freshfields, Simon was an associate at a leading commercial law firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he maintained a general business law practice, with a focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as advice on general commercial issues. 

Recent work

  • BuzzFeed on its sale of Complex Networks to Commerce Media.
  • Macromill, Inc. on the sale of MetrixLab to leading global insights technology and panel provider Toluna, in return for a 17.4% stake in Toluna and a EUR 63.5 million receivable.
  • Jungheinrich AG on its $375 million acquisition of Indiana-based Storage Solutions, Inc.
  • AfriSam Group Companies for its debt-to-equity swap deal that reduced the group’s debt by $435 million from $575 million to a “sustainable debt level” of $140 million.*
  • Aker Horizons ASA’s acquisition of 75% of the issued shares in Mainstream Renewable Power Limited for approximately $877 million.*
  • SIG Combibloc Group (SIG) with its purchase of 50% of the shares in SIG Combibloc Obeikan, with a combination of newly issued SIG shares and a cash consideration of $195 million.*
  • Investment Consortium, including members of the Syntell Proprietary Limited management team, for the purchase of the issued shares in a company from EOH Mthombo Proprietary Limited for a base price of $14 million.*
  • A large Building Materials Company regarding the sale of its shares in a publicly-listed Tanzanian company to a listed German Multinational Building Materials Company for an initial purchase price of approximately $60 million.*

*Please note that representations with an asterisk (*) were completed prior to joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP



Duke University School of Law

  • LLM, cum laude, 2022
  • Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor

The University of Cape Town

  • Bachelor of Laws, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in New York and South Africa