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Caroline Rae


Caroline is a partner in our corporate team specialising in cross border public and private M&A.



Caroline advises leading corporates and financial institutions on private acquisitions and disposals, recommended and hostile public company takeovers, joint ventures and equity capital raisings.

Caroline works with clients across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on the financial services. She has worked on a range of matters in the Fintech sector. Caroline also works with a number of our listed company clients on corporate governance and  board advisory matters, listed company regulation and compliance. She is a member of the Company Law Committee of the City of London Law Society.

Caroline's experience includes advising:

  • National Grid plc on its £7.8 billion proposed acquisition of Western Power Distribution
  • Centremanor Limited, a major British property investment company and part of the Freshwater Group, in relation to its £1.3 billion recommended offer for the remaining stake not already held by the Freshwater Group in Daejan Holdings
  • Cineplex on the proposed $2.1 billion takeover by Cineworld plc
  • Hammerson plc on its £3.4 billion recommended bid for Intu Properties plc and the approach by Kleppiere
  • ARRIS Group on the $7.4 billion takeover by CommScope 
  • TSB Banking Group plc on the £1.7 billion takeover by Banco de Sabadell
  • ARRIS Group, on its £1.4 billion takeover offer for Pace, a UK-based technology solutions provider
  • Interactive investor on its takeover of Share plc
  • EML on its acquisitions of Prepaid Financial Services and of Sentenial and its Open Banking brand Nuapa
  • Invesco on its acquisition of Intelliflo, the UK's leading provider of advisor-focused digital solutions, and of i4c Technology
  • Willis Group on its acquisitions of Miller Insurance Services LLP and PMI Health Group
  • LendInvest on various matters including its Series C fundraising
  • ClearBank on its establishment as the UK's first new clearing bank in 250 years and various fundraisings




Caroline is recognised as a "Next Generation Partner" by Legal 500 in the upper mid market and premium deals category.

Caroline has been recognised in The Lawyer's 2019 Hot 100 for "her legal prowess in major public takeovers".


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