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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

Robert advises on a range of corporate transactions, including public and private acquisitions and disposals, capital markets, joint ventures, investments and special situations. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Experience Highlights

  • 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

  • A telecom infrastructure company on a series of acquisitions and leasebacks of telecom tower portfolios in various African countries together with related equity investment and build-to-suit arrangements

  • 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

  • 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 

  • An African telecoms company on its initial public offering 

  • 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

  • A telecom infrastructure company on the exit of one of its MNO shareholders

  • 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

  • An African telecom infrastructure company on the acquisition and leaseback of telecom towers in Nigeria

  • A major telecoms company in relation to a multi-billion joint venture

  • 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

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

  • 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 defense, 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
  • 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)