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Robert Dixon
Robert Dixon
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Robert Dixon

Robert Dixon
London

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Robert Dixon

Experience Highlights

  • Helios Towers plc on all of its acquisitions of telecom tower portfolios, together with related master services or lease, build-to-suit and equity investment agreements, including its recent acquisition of Airtel’s passive infrastructure operating companies in Madagascar and Malawi and the potential acquisition of Airtel’s passive infrastructure assets in Chad and Gabon, together with related long term service contracts

  • KKR in the sale of European Locomotive Leasing, a leading pan-European provider of electric locomotive leasing solutions, to AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Crédit Agricole Assurances

  • An institutional investment management firm on a line of equity investment into a UK telecom infrastructure provider and commercial contracts relating to the construction, management and marketing of 5G telecom infrastructure

  • Groupe Bruxelles Lambert on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Webhelp, one of the world’s leading call centre operators

  • An international real estate fund on the acquisition of the holding company and related interests of Coeur Défense in Paris, the largest single office complex in Europe as part of a restructuring of €1.64 billion of mortgage-backed securities

  • A global private equity firm on its acquisition of a European portfolio of performing and non-performing loans

  • A leading infrastructure private equity fund in its acquisition of one of the UK’s largest industrial and commercial multi-utility metering businesses, network construction and asset adoption services companies

  • Two private equity firms on the c.$1 billion disposal of a provider of emerging markets turnkey temporary power generation services by way of reverse takeover  

  • Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation on its C$10.3 billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum Corporation, a Canadian company publicly traded on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges, with assets in West Africa and the Middle East

  • Cirrus Logic on its $488 million acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics, a supplier of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market and traded on the London Stock Exchange

  • A FTSE 100 international pharmaceuticals company on its recommended acquisition and take-private by a private equity fund by way of scheme of arrangement for an enterprise value of £12.3 billion

  • Huntsman Corporation in its $522 million initial public offering of Venator Materials plc, a global chemical company incorporated in the UK

  • Helios Towers Africa Ltd. in its $600 million offering of senior notes 

  • A global mobile network operator on the divestment of its telecom tower portfolios in a number of geographies in Asia and related joint venture arrangements

  • Albright Capital Management LLC (as part of a consortium) in connection with the successful recommended offer to acquire and take-private APR Energy plc, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a provider of turnkey temporary power generation services 

  • Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd on its acquisition of Dev Property Development Plc, a property investment fund listed on AIM, for approximately £138 million

  • A Middle Eastern telecoms provider on the potential sale of towers in various African countries 

  • A Middle Eastern telecoms provider on a proposed infrastructure sharing solution with an African mobile network operator 

  • A bidder in an auction for the acquisition of a telecom tower portfolio in Europe from a major mobile network operator

  • A listed global conglomerate on its acquisition of various financial services companies based in Eastern Europe

  • An energy company on the acquisition of an oil reservoir management consultancy

  • A UK-based hotel group on acquisitions, restructuring and commercial contracts

  • An international conglomerate on aspects of the sale of an international hotels division to a US hotel group 

  • A FTSE 100 retailer on various joint ventures in Europe and Asia

  • An international private equity fund on its acquisition of a leading global producer of automatic snack and beverage vending machines

  • An Africa-focused private investment firm on a $250 million financing of a telecom tower infrastructure company in Nigeria

  • A private equity firm on its potential equity investment into a tower company owning telecom tower portfolios in several African countries 

  • A private equity firm on an equity line investment into an international data centre business 

  • A US private equity fund and its UK portfolio company on several bolt-on acquisitions in the UK hotel and leisure sector

  • An international real estate fund on the acquisition of the real estate unit of a Spanish financial institution 

  • Rockpoint Group on the recapitalization of One America Square, London, with Blackstone for an undisclosed consideration

  • A renewable energy company on venture capital and grant investment

  • Senior management on the sale of shares in the secondary buyout of an international aluminium profiles producer by a consortium established by private equity funds

  • Charter International plc on the introduction of ordinary shares to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange 

  • A FTSE 100 international defence, security and aerospace company on a cash box placing

  • A FTSE 250 investor in private equity funds on a partially underwritten rights issue and placing

  • A London-listed international engineering and construction company on a partially underwritten cash box placing

Credentials

  • University of Edinburgh, DLP, 1999
  • University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 1998
  • Selected to the London Super Lawyers list, London Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013 – 2015
  • Legal 500: UK, Corporate and Commercial, M&A Upper Mid Market and Premium Deals, 2017
  • Legal 500: UK, Corporate and Commercial, M&A Upper Mid Market and Premium Deals – £500M+, 2021
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Scotland
  • “TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2018,” December 4, 2018 (speaker)
  • “TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2018,” October 20, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Swift and Effective Evaluation of M&A Opportunities in New Markets,” TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2018, June 20, 2018 (speaker)
  • “TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2018,” April 17, 2018 (speaker)
  • “In-House Counsel Forum,” TowerXchange Meet Up Asia 2017, December 13, 2017 (moderator)
  • “Tower Portfolio Transactions,” TMTfinance.com, January 2013 (co-author)