Giles P.Elliott

Practice Leader Banking, Finance & Securities

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Giles Elliott is co-leader of the Firm's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice. He has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, sponsors, and financial institutions on an extensive range of corporate transactions and governance matters including public and private M&A, fund-raisings, buyouts, joint ventures, and investments.

Representative transactions include advising on the formation of the iQ Group, a £2.0 billion student housing owner and operator owned by the REPIA division of Goldman Sachs and The Wellcome Trust and its recent acquisition of the Pure Portfolio from LetterOne; the IPO of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, a FTSE 100 mining company; numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, and disposals for The British Land Company PLC; and a number of transactions for J.F. Lehman & Company, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in the aerospace, maritime, and defense industries for which he has acted for more than 15 years.

Giles has been repeatedly recommended in the Chambers Europe and Chambers UK guides and also is recognized in The Legal 500 UK.

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Experience

  • London & Stamford acquires Radial Distribution from Warner Estate Joint Ventures and Uberior Ventures for £208.5 million ($310 million)Jones Day advised London & Stamford Investments Limited in its £208.5 million ($310 million) acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Radial Distribution Limited from Warner Estate Joint Ventures Limited and Uberior Ventures Limited.
  • J.F. Lehman sells AIS Global Holdings for $375 millionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in its $375 million sale of AIS Global Holdings LLC, a leading provider of mission-critical guidance, stabilization and navigation products and systems, d/b/a Atlantic Inertial Systems, to Goodrich Corporation, a leading provider of mission critical guidance, stabilization and navigation products and systems for the global defense market.
  • ENRC completes $3 billion IPO with offering on the Main Market of the London Stock ExchangeJones Day advised Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc (ENRC) on its primary listing on the Main Market of the UK Listing Authority and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange and related US$3 billion global offer by Deutsche Bank, as sole global coordinator, sponsor, and joint bookrunner, and Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and ABN AMRO Rothschild, as joint bookrunners.
  • British Land agrees to new investment partner for MeadowhallJones Day advised long-standing client British Land on the formation of a 50:50 joint venture partnership for the freehold interest in its Meadowhall Shopping Centre near Sheffield.
  • Liberum Capital completes placing and open offer by Namakwa Diamonds on Main MarketJones Day advised Liberum Capital Limited, in its capacity as sponsor, financial advisor, sole bookrunner, and sole broker to Namakwa Diamonds Limited, the diamond mining group, in its share issue by way of a placing and open offer to raise gross proceeds of approximately £35 million (US$55 million), valuing the company at £88.8 million (US$138 million).
  • Connaught sells gas and electric services division to CentricaJones Day assisted Connaught Compliance, the trading division of Connaught Group plc, with the sale of its gas and electricity services businesses to a subsidiary of Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas.
  • Hansteen Holdings completes institutional placing and open offer of £200 million on AIMJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC, a property company investing in industrial property, in connection with its £200 million (US$331 million) institutional placing and open offer, underwritten by KBC Peel Hunt Ltd, for the purpose of purchasing industrial properties, valuing the company at £335 million (US$552 million).
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company reduces capitalJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in connection with the reduction of capital of Silicon Sensing Systems Limited ("SSSL"), a provider of micro electromechanical sensor technology and a 50/50 joint venture held by J.F. Lehman's portfolio company, Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited ("AIS"), a leading supplier of mission critical hardware.
  • London Town Group negotiating senior facilities with Anglo-Irish BankJones Day advised the London Town Group in its restructuring negotiations with Anglo-Irish Bank in relation to senior facilities of £80m.
  • Hansteen Holdings acquires €330 million German industrial portfolioJones Day advised the UK REIT Hansteen Holdings plc in relation to the approximately €330 million (US$453.8 million) acquisition and related financing of the German portfolio of the Halverton Babcock Industrial Fund (HBI).
  • Net Transmit & Receive completes reorganizationJones Day represented Net Transmit & Receive, S.L., a developer of communications and collaboration solutions for organizations and websites, in its group reorganization including a €22 million (US$34.3 million) equity investment by Kennet Partners, Atlas Ventures, Elaia Partners and Debaeque.
  • Mineral Securities Limited is acquired by CopperCo Limited for $218 millionJones Day advised Mineral Securities Limited in its AU$242 million (US$218 million) acquisition by CopperCo Limited for the entire issued share capital.
  • Ennstone acquires Waveney Asphalt CompanyJones Day advised Ennstone PLC in its acquisition of The Waveney Asphalt Company Limited.
  • Connaught finances acquisition of National Britannia for £91 millionJones Day counseled Connaught, a leading British-based provider of services to the social housing, public sector and compliance markets, in connection with the £91 million (US $184 million) financing of National Britannia Group, a provider of safety, health, and environment risk management services.
  • Hampden completes IPO of £15 million of Ordinary Shares on AIMJones Day represented Hampden Underwriting plc in an initial public offering on AIM of £15 million of Ordinary Shares, nominated adviser and broker Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance Limited.
  • Space Maker Self Storage completes sale to Babcock & BrownJones Day served as counsel to the management team in the £63 million sale of Space Maker Self Storage, a provider of domestic and business self storage solutions, to Babcock & Brown Global Partners.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires business unit of BAE SystemsJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in connection with its $140 million acquisition of the Inertial Products business of BAE Systems plc, a defense and aerospace company offering a range of products and services for air, land and naval forces.
  • Kelso Place Asset Management and TMP Turnaround Capital complete IPO for £49.4 million of Ordinary Shares by Sepura PLC on London Stock ExchangeJones Day represented Kelso Place Asset Management Limited and TMP Turnaround Capital LLP in an initial public offering of £49.4 million of Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange by Sepura PLC.
  • Additional Publications

    • February 2019
      Author, The In-House Lawyer Comparative Guide on Corporate Governance, UK Jurisdiction
    • November 2016
      The Main Market & AIM
    • August 2010
      Issuing securities made (mostly) easier by changes to the Prospectus Directive, The Bulletin
    • December 2008
      Enforcement on Aim: Light touch is firming up, International Financial Law Review
    • September 2005
      The Official List, AIM & The Propectus Directive: A Guide to Listing Equity Securities on the London Markets and the Continuing Obligations of Listed Companies

    Speaking Engagements

    • June 3, 2015
      Global Insights: The Future of M&A
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