Edward Baker



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General Experience

Edward has wide experience of corporate transactions and specialises in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, including equity issues and disposals. He advises listed and non-listed companies, financial institutions and hedge funds.

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Recent Work
  • advising Growthpoint Properties Limited, a South African REIT listed on the JSE, on its EUR186.4m subscription for 23,300,000 ordinary shares in AIM listed Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited
  • advising Kentz Corporation Limited on its acquisition by SNC Lavalin for approximately £1.164bn
  • advising Secure Trust Bank Plc (STB) on its £50m equity fundraising and Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc on its sale of STB shares raising £25m
  • advising MJ Gleeson Plc on its corporate re-organisation, including the listing of a new holding company.

After completing his training at major international law firm, Edward qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He was seconded for two years (1996 to 1998) as assistant secretary to the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers. Edward joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in 2003.

Edward is a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 which comments "Expert coordinator" Edward Baker gives "practical, valuable advice," and has "fantastic knowledge of precedents." He is also a recommended lawyer in Chambers UK 2017 (where he has been continually ranked since 2008) which comments that "Sources highlight him as 'very easy to work with, commercial and client-focused'."