Sian Williams

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sian.williams@bakerbotts.com

London

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Sian Williams

Sian Williams has extensive experience advising corporates, private equity sponsors and other financial institutions on a range of corporate and corporate finance transactions across various industries, including public take-overs, mergers and acquisition, joint ventures, IPOs, secondary and other equity offerings, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Noble Corporation on its US$375 million divestment of five jack-up drilling rigs to Shelf Drilling and its business combination with Maersk Drilling
  • Noble Corporation on its US$292 million divestment of four jack-up drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia to the ADES group
  • Eshraq Investments on its acquisition of Goldilocks Investment Company, to create a diversified entity with combined assets of more than AED 3.8 billion
  • BP p.l.c. and its affiliates on its acquisition of BP Midstream Partners LP in an all-stock transaction
  • Qannas Investment Limited on its sale of assets to the Tabarak group
  • SHUAA Capital on various acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Ithmar Capital Partners in connection with the reorganization of debt facilities extended by Ajman Bank to Thumbay Group
  • Leading U.S. healthcare REIT on numerous acquisitions and disposals
  • Leading private equity sponsor on its recommended takeover of a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
  • LSG Sky Chefs on the disposal of its 50% stake in joint-venture Alpha LSG, the biggest inflight catering, on-board retail and logistics company in the UK, to Dnata
  • Marriott International on its £100 million recommended public takeover of Elegant Hotel Group
  • The Stars Group on its US$4.7 billion acquisition of Sky Betting and Gaming from CVC, Sky and management and related arrangements
  • Leading private equity sponsor on numerous acquisitions and disposals of portfolios of hotels and related franchising arrangements
  • Kindred Group on its £200 million recommended public takeover of 32Red plc, an online casino, poker and bingo operator
  • United Parcel Service on its acquisition of Marken, a global provider of supply chain solutions to the life sciences industry
  • Diploma PLC on numerous acquisitions
  • GE Healthcare on numerous acquisitions and disposals
  • Avnet on its £868 million recommended public takeover of Premier Farnell
  • IHS Markit on numerous acquisitions
  • Fusion IP plc on the recommended takeover by IP Group plc

Equity Capital Markets

  • Amryt Pharma plc on its reverse takeover of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals out of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and related scheme of arrangement and relisting of the enlarged group on AIM
  • Forterra plc on its £400 million initial public offering
  • Leading private equity sponsor on its proposed disposal of a U.S. building and construction products manufacturer, and related reverse takeover and admission to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange
  • Investec Bank in connection with its role as sponsor to Lamprell plc on its class 1 transaction, comprising its joint venture with Saudi Aramco, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in relation to the establishment, development and operation of a maritime yard in Saudi Arabia
  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc on its £910 million initial public offering, its £350 million firm placing and placing and open offer and its €472 million related party transaction of two Irish property portfolios
  • Lamprell plc on its US$120 million 5 for 16 rights issue and its US$336 million takeover offer for Maritime Industrial Services Co. Inc. Ltd., and its US$225 million 3 for 10 rights issue
  • Merlin Entertainments plc on its £3.2 billion initial public offering
  • Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital Markets, among others, on the £780 million initial public offering of Infinis Energy plc

Awards & Community

Recognised in The Legal 500 UK, as a "Next Generation Partner" for Corporate & Commercial, 2022

Awarded 'Highly Commended' in "Corporate Team of the Year" by Legal Business Awards, 2020

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