Ian Lopez is a corporate lawyer based in London. He has a broad range of experience in all types of corporate finance transactions including public M&A, private M&A, equity capital market transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.
Ian advised UBM plc, Beazley Plc and WPP Plc on their respective redomiciliations to Ireland; Beazley Plc on its £150 million rights issue and on its purchase of First State Management Group Inc. He also advised NASDAQ Inc on its £4.0 billion hostile bid for the London Stock Exchange; Merrill Lynch and Cazenove on British Telecom’s £6.0 billion rights issue (the first rights issue into CREST); UBM plc on its £383 million sale of NOP; on the £450 million sale of its regional newspapers; on its proposed £8.0 billion merger with Carlton Communications plc and on the £1.3 billion sale of its TV assets to Granada Plc. He recently advised UBM plc on the £160m sale of its data services business to Electra Partners and Domtar Corp on its €180m purchase of the Attends Healthcare Group.
Legal 500 UK 2013 describe Ian as someone who ‘makes deals happen’.
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November 22, 2010
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February 16, 2010
Norton Rose has advised Future plc on the sale of its music listening business for £10.2 million to Team Rock Limited..
April 17, 2013
Norton Rose has advised UBM plc on the £160 million proposed disposal of certain parts of its data services business to Electra Private Equity Partners..
February 08, 2013