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Dinesh Banani

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Dinesh advises investment banks, investment funds and corporations on complex, cross-border capital markets transactions.

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Experience

Dinesh has deep and broad expertise on the US aspects of international securities offerings, with two decades of experience working with clients in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He advises on equity capital markets transactions such as initial public offerings, rights issues and secondary share placings and debt capital markets transactions such as bond offerings and structured financings. He also advises on the US aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions and the impact of specific US securities legislation on non-US issuers.

Dinesh is listed as a "Next Generation Leader" in 2022/3 Legal 500 for London Equity Capital Markets, and a "Rising Star" in the 2022 IFLR 1000 for Equity and Debt Capital Markets.

Dinesh's experience includes advising:
 

Equity Capital Markets

  • ACG Acquisition Company on its $150 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange (for the sole bookrunner)
  • Petershill Partners on its £1.2 billion IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • SOK Marketler on its TL 2.3 billion IPO and listing on the Istanbul Stock Exchange
  • Kaspi.kz on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange (for a private equity selling shareholder)
  • CIAN plc on its $300 million IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (for a private equity selling shareholder)
  • Mr Spex on its €350 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (for a private equity selling shareholder)
  • EcoOnline on it NOK 1.6 billion ($188.6 million) IPO on Oslo's Euronext Growth Market (for a private equity selling shareholder)
  • Hipgnosis Songs Fund on its debut Rule 144A equity offering 
  • Saga plc on its £150 million Rule 144A equity placement
  • Fix Price on its US$1.66bn London and Moscow GDR IPO (for a private equity selling shareholder)
  • Schiehallion Fund on its IPO and Admission to the London Stock Exchange
  • RTW Venture Fund on its IPO and Admission to the London Stock Exchange
  • Eurobank Ergasias on its €2.864 billion recapitalisation (for the banks) 
  • Piraeus Bank on its €1.75 billion equity offering (for the banks) 
  • Zoopla Property Group on its IPO and Admission to the London Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • Damac Real Estate Development on its IPO and US$348 million listing on the London Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • BioPharma Credit on its US$761.9m (£613m) IPO and listing on the Special Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange

Debt Capital Markets

  • The Weir Group PLC on its $800 million debut sustainability-linked Rule 144A Yankee bond offering  
  • Republic of Ghana on its $3.025 billion Rule 144A bond offering (for the banks)
  • United Bank for Africa on its $350 million Rule 144A bond offering
  • Ecobank Transnational Incorporated on its $350 million Tier 2, Basel III-compliant sustainable bond offering and Rule 144A (for the banks)
  • Ecobank Nigeria on its $300 million Rule 144A bond offering (for the banks)
  • QNB Finansbank on its $500 million offering senior unsecured Rule 144A notes due 2024 (for the banks)

Mergers and Aquisitions

  • Synthomer plc on its £204 million rights issue in connection with its £654 million acquisition of Omnova
  • British American Tobacco plc, on the US securities law aspects of its acquisition of a 19.9% stake in Canadian cannabis firm Organigram
  • Sky plc on US securities law aspects of its £3.4 billion sale of Sky Bet to the Stars Group
  • DNB Bank ASA, on the US securities law aspects of its acquisition of Sbanken

 

Background

Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, 2005

J.D., Boston College Law School, 2004

M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School, 2004

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