Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised M&G Investments on its purchase of €30 million shares in Mister Spex’s initial public offering.
M&G Investments is a global investment manager headquartered in London. Mister Spex is the leading, digitally native omnichannel optical brand in Europe with over five million customers. It operates online shops in ten countries, over 40 stores in Germany, Austria and Sweden, and has a comprehensive network of over 400 partner opticians. The IPO valued Mister Spex at €829 million euros, with total proceeds for the company of €245 million.
Clementine Hogarth, partner who led on the deal, commented: “As a company at the forefront of the transformational shift from a pure online player into a successful omnichannel optician, Mister Spex is an interesting brand and we are delighted to have advised M&G Investments on their investment in Mister Spex’s IPO.”
The team was led by London-based corporate partner Clementine Hogarth with support from Frankfurt-based corporate partner Frank Regelin and counsel Stefan Kutscheid.