James Inness

London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
 
 

James Inness is a corporate partner and member of the Capital Markets Practice in the London office of Latham & Watkins. He has approximately 20 years’ experience representing issuers, underwriters, and major shareholders on primary and secondary equity capital markets transactions. Mr. Inness is a leading adviser to a wide range of clients listed on the London Stock Exchange in relation to securities offerings, major transactions, and corporate governance. Mr Inness also has extensive experience advising on securities offerings on other Western European markets, as well as exchanges in Eastern Europe and the CIS.

 

Mr. Inness's representative transactions include advising:

  • Helios Investment Partners and TA Associates in connection with the sale of a minority stake in Interswitch, a Nigeria-based digital payments providers, to Visa
  • The underwriters in connection with Synthomer plc’s £204 million rights issue on the London Stock Exchange in connection with its £654 million acquisition in Omnova Solutions Inc
  • The underwriters in connection with the £130 million equity issue by Entertainment One
  • Domestic & General on its proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • A potential bidder and cornerstone investor in connection with the IPO of Network International
  • ECI Telecom on its proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • The underwriters in connection with the £2.4 billion initial public offering (IPO) of Avast, the world’s largest consumer antivirus software supplier, listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • TI Fluid Systems plc on its £1.3 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • The founders of Dubizzle on the sale of their shareholdings in Dubizzle, the largest online classifieds platform in the Middle East 
  • FMC Technologies Inc., the subsea oil services group, on its merger with Technip SA and listing on the NYSE and Euronext Paris
  • The underwriters on the proposed dual-track IPO of Brakes Group
  • The underwriters UBS and J.P. Morgan on the £300 million IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange of Ibstock plc
  • RS Platou in connection with its £281 million acquisition by Clarkson Plc
  • The underwriters in connection with the proposed IPO of RAC plc
  • Morgan Stanley, UBS, Nomura, and Investec as underwriters on the £300 million IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange of Card Factory plc
  • Applus Services SA and The Carlyle Group on the €1.2 billion IPO of Applus and its admission to the Spanish Stock Exchanges
  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Sberbank CIB, J.P. Morgan, and Renaissance Capital on the US$1.1 billion IPO and listing of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange of Tinkoff Credit Systems
  • Thomas Cook Group plc on its £1.6 billion refinancing including a £425 million placing and rights issue
  • J.P. Morgan Cazenove, Nordea, BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, and Danske Bank in connection with the €260 million rights issue by Talvivaara Mining Company Plc, a Finnish mining company listed on the Helsinki and London Stock Exchanges
  • A syndicate of investment banks in connection with a rights issue by the Bank of Cyprus to raise up to €400 million together with an exchange offer for convertible enhanced capital securities
  • Colfax Corporation in connection with its US$2.0 billion acquisition of Charter International plc
  • Vimetco N.V. on the proposed sale of part of its shareholding in Alro S.A., a Romanian aluminium producer, by way of a 144A secondary public offering
  • A listed reinsurance company on the cancellation of its listing on the London Stock Exchange and the subsequent purchase by the controlling hedge fund shareholder of the interests of minority hedge fund investors
  • OJSC Protek, a Russian pharmaceutical company, on its US$400 million Reg S only IPO and admission to RTS and MICE
  • Travelport plc, on its proposed 144A IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Citigroup, Barclays, Lloyds, and RBS, as underwriters, in connection with a £365 million rights issue by William Hill plc
  • The Fortress Investment Group, as principal shareholder, on the issue by Mapeley Limited, a property investment and outsourcing company, on its £45 million issue of 20% convertible bonds
 
 
 
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