On 20 April 2022, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its Policy Statement PS 22/3 on disclosures regarding diversity and inclusion targets for the boards and executive committees of UK-listed companies. These measures reflect the growing importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) considerations, and have gained particular traction in the financial services sector,
Simon Amies is a corporate partner with over 25 years’ experience. Clients turn to Simon to guide them on mergers and acquisitions (public and private), IPOs and other capital-raising transactions, and venture and growth capital investments.
Simon is noted for his expertise in advising companies at all stages of their development, as well as investors and investment banks. He has particular expertise representing clients in the life sciences, technology and sustainable technology industries.
Some of Simon's deals have included advising Renesas Electronics Corporation on its €4.9 billion recommended cash offer for Dialog Semiconductor PLC, NCC Group PLC on its $220 million acquisition of the Intellectual Property Management business of Iron Mountain Inc. and £72.6 million placing, Zeus Capital as sole bookrunner and nominated adviser to Devolver Digital, Inc. on its $950 million AIM IPO and $260 million placing, and Arecor Therapeutics plc on its AIM IPO.