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About Akshay Naran

Akshay is a corporate, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets associate in our Global Transactions practice in London.  Akshay has experience in public company takeovers and schemes, private M&A, equity capital raisings, joint ventures and restructurings.  He also provides general corporate advisory support to listed companies, with a particular emphasis on corporate law, governance and listing rule matters.

Recent work

  • Advising Deliveroo PLC on its £1.5 billion IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange with a US-tech-style dual-class share structure
  • Advising DAZN Group and Access Industries on the sale of a majority stake in its digital football-focused platforms business to Integrated Media Company, a TPG Capital porfolio company
  • Advising DP World PLC on the recommended cash offer from Port & Free Zone World FZE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai World)
  • Advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on its sale of indirect minority interests in Brussels Airport to New South Wales Treasury Corporation and the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan (through a StepStone managed vehicle)
  • Advising Fuller, Smith & Turner on its £250m disposal of its beer business to Asahi
  • Advising Trainline PLC on its initial public offering and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Advising Barrick Gold Corporation on its $18bn merger with Randgold Resources Limited
  • Advising DAZN Group (formerly Perform Group) on a variety of equity investment and reorganisation matters
  • Advising Flutter Entertainment plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair) on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Adjarabet
  • Advising JAB Holdings on various reorganisation matters in relation to Pret a Manger
  • Advising Borets International Limited in connection with the International Finance Corporation’s exit as a shareholder
  • Advising the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund in its capacity as major shareholder of Piraeus Bank in relation to the disposal by Piraeus Bank of its Recovery Management Services Platform to Intrum and its related strategic partnership