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Richard Browne



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Richard Browne



Richard is co-head of Global M&A and acts for a number of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and other international corporates.

He has a broad practice covering public takeover bids (both hostile and recommended), auctions and other private sale and purchase transactions, joint ventures and the full range of equity capital markets transactions (including IPOs, rights issues, placings and accelerated book-builds).  Legal 500 described Richard Browne as "pragmatic, very responsive and technically excellent".

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Premier Farnell plc on its GBP691m contested and recommended takeover by Avnet, Inc.
  • Banco Sabadell on its GBP1.7bn recommended takeoer of TSB Banking Group.
  • CSC on its contested recommended GBP502m takeover of Xchanging plc. 

Experience highlights



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995


BA, English & Related Literature

Law Society Finals, School of Law, University of Surrey, Guildford, 1992


News & insights

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News: 24 JUNE 2020

Advising SIG plc on GBP165 million capital raise and amendment to the Group’s revolving credit facility and its private placement notes

Allen & Overy is advising leading European supplier of specialist construction materials SIG plc (SIG) on its GBP165 million capital raise comprising a GBP60 million investment by U.S. private equity…

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News: 01 JUNE 2020

Advising SIG plc on sale of stake to CD&R

Allen & Overy is advising leading European supplier of specialist construction materials SIG plc (SIG) on the sale of up to 29.9% of the company to U.S. private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice…

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Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Transacting in the time of Coronavirus

The current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic presents a number of unique challenges for dealmakers.  Accepted truths and processes need to be challenged and adapted for the current circumstances.

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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: points to consider on M&A transactions

As coronavirus (Covid-19), spreads across the world, it has been widely reported that some companies are looking to suspend or terminate their contractual commitments. Factory closures, port and…

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