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David Broadley

Partner and Global Co-Head, Corporate

London

Broadley David
David Broadley

Partner and Global Co-Head, Corporate

London

David is co-head of our Global Corporate Practice with over 25 years corporate finance experience in both public and private M&A transactions and a wide range of equity capital markets deals, acting for both issuers and underwriters. David’s client base has a significant focus on financial institutions. He is also head of our UK Equity Capital Markets business.

David is a "market Leader" in IFLR1000 for ECM, and listed as a leading individual in Legal 500 for M&A and ranked in Chambers UK legal directory for both M&A and ECM. 

David receives praise for the quality of his advice in complex M&A and equity capital market transactions. Chambers UK 2021 (M&A).

"When the full Covid-19 crisis struck, the value of David Broadley’s team was apparent – they were able to advise with confidence and clarity how market practice was changing (which was daily). We received a high level of carefully thought-out and bespoke advice that meant we negotiated this period without missteps." Legal 500 UK 2021 (Corporate Governance) .

"He's excellent - he's a hard worker and clients love him." Chambers UK 2021 (ECM).

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Experience highlights

Office

London

One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Academic

MA, History & Philosophy, University of Leeds, 1992

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Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • A multinational insurance company on its GBP5.6bn recommended al-share acquisition of the life insurance specialist Friends Life Limited.
  • A leading UK consumer business and its banking company on the recapitalisation plan for the banking company which involves a consensual bail in, the first of its kind in the UK, and other capital raising initiatives.
  • HBOS on its GBP4bn rights issue and subsequent acquisition by Lloyds Banking Group and the associated GBP11.5bn placing and open offer. 
  • A global financial institution on the purchase of Fauchier and the joint venture with Fauchier Partners Management Limited, and then the subsequent sale to Permal Group Limited, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc.
  • Direct Line Insurance Group plc and parent company, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, on the GBP2.9bn IPO of Direct Line on the London Stock Exchange (and pre-IPO Tier 2 debt issuance).
  • Virgin Money on the acquisition of Northern Rock and its GBP1.25bn IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
  • A global financial institution on the purchase of Fauchier and the joint venture with Fauchier Partners Management Limited, and then the subsequent sale to Permal Group Limited, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc.
  • KCA Deutag on its USD660m acquisition of Dalma Energy's Omani and Saudi Arabian land drilling business.
  • The core UK shareholders in a European division of a payments technology company on the company’s EUR16.5bn acquisition of that European division.
  • A multinational insurance company on the sale of its Asia-Pacific Real Estate platform to JPMorgan Asset Management.
  • Gjensidige Forsikring, the Norwegian insurer, on its EUR54m acquisition of 99.879% of the issued share capital of the Lithuanian unit PZU Lietuva from Polish state-controlled insurer PZU.
  • A global financial institution on the disposal of their wealth management business in the Netherlands.

Published work

  • Co-Author, 2011, United Kingdom chapter in "Mergers & Acquisitions", Global Legal Insights by Global Legal Group

Recognition

Awards & accolades

KCA Deutag's acquisition of Dalma Energy – M&A Deal of the Year

IFLR Middle East Awards 2018

Worldpay IPO - Equity Deal of the Year

IFLR Europe Awards 2016