Sean Page

Sean Page


Partner

 

Overview

Sean Page is a Corporate Partner in the London office of Locke Lord LLP undertaking a wide range of corporate transactions including public and private M&A, and equity capital markets transactions, often with a cross-border element. Sean regularly advises a range of financial services clients on M&A and general corporate matters, including acting for insurers, banks, wealth and asset management businesses and large audit firms. Sean also has significant experience of advising Chinese clients acquiring, investing or raising finance in the UK and Europe.

Representative Experience

Financial Services

  • Close Brothers Group plc on a number of transactions, including most recently its disposal of Close Brothers Retail Finance to Klarna Bank
  • Hargreave Hale Limited on its auction sale to Canaccord Genuity by way of a private scheme of arrangement for an aggregate consideration of up to £79.5 million
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP on a number of transactions, most recently on the disposal of various parts of its audit and tax advisory practice
  • Deloitte LLP on a number of transactions, most recently on its acquisition of the business and assets of Kaisen Consulting Limited
  • Kempen Capital Management (a subsidiary of Van Lanschot) on the UK aspects of its acquisition of the UK fiduciary management activities of Dutch pensions and investment manager, MN Services
  • Global Risk Partners on its acquisition of Towergate Commercial Property Underwriting and investment by Penta Capital
  • BlueMountain Capital on the acquisition of certain assets of Channel Capital plc and other financings in the United Kingdom
  • Alcentra Mezz Funds and Prefequity LLP on their investment into Corpacq plc

Quoted Companies and ECM

  • Thalassa Holdings on its unrecommended takeover offer for the Local Shopping REIT Plc
  • Thalassa Holdings on its move from AIM to the Main Market
  • Honye Financial Services Ltd on its Main Market IPO
  • Thalassa Holdings on the disposal of its seismic survey business to Fairfield Nodal for approximately $30 million
  • Adamas Finance Asia on the restructuring of various investments in its portfolio
  • Golden Rock Global on its Main Market IPO and fundraising
  • Thalassa Holdings on its stake building in the Local Shopping REIT Plc and general meeting requisition
  • Capital Management Investment plc on the cancellation of its admission to AIM and associated corporate reorganisation
  • The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on its £55 million placing of shares in Greencoat UK Wind plc by way of an accelerated book build
  • Zoltav Resources Inc on its £105 million acquisition via a reverse takeover of Royal Atlantic Energy (Cyprus) Limited and £38.5 million related fundraising and readmission to AIM
  • Zoltav Resources on its readmission to AIM and acquisition of Cengeo Holdings Limited
  • WH Ireland on the pre-IPO convertible loan note fundraising of Bison Energy Services Limited
  • Strand Hanson as sponsor on the main market IPO of Renaissance Russia Infrastructure Equities Limited with a market capitalisation of approximately £89 million
  • Hargreave Hale AIM VCT plc on a number of equity investments in a number of sectors including most recently Oxford Genetics (Life Sciences), Gousto (Home Delivery/e-commerce), Airportr (Logistics/e-commerce) and My First Years (Retail/e-commerce)

China

Sean is experienced in advising clients in China on a range of equity capital markets, M&A, joint venture and licensing transactions. He has advised a number of privately owned domestic Chinese businesses on their IPO and fundraising in London. He has also advised UK-based clients investing in healthcare in China, licensing technology and IP rights into China.

Sean’s recent work for Chinese clients includes advising:

  • On the acquisition and subsequent refinancing of a £100 million office block in the City of London for a Hong Kong family office
  • Landing International Holdings Limited in relation to its £137 million acquisition of Les Ambassadeurs Casino
  • On various aspects of C.banner International Holdings Limited’s acquisition of Hamleys toy shops
  • On a number of AIM IPOs of Chinese businesses, most recently Grand Group Investment PLC on its £27 million AIM IPO
  • China Nonferrous Gold Limited on its proposed de-listing from AIM
  • Bozun Investment Company’s acquisition of the assets and technology of Dosco Overseas Engineering
  • China Private Equity on its acquisition via a reverse takeover of a portfolio of four investments in domestic PRC businesses and associated fundraising
  • Nominated adviser, WH Ireland, on the £8.3 million admission to AIM of Asia Ceramics Holdings PLC
  • A consortium led by CITIC Construction Co., Ltd on its proposed US$185 million investment into Oxus Gold PLC
  • A consortium of UK-based investors on its investment in a Wuhan property and care homes business
  • Xinjiang HuaHong Mining on a convertible bond fundraising of RMB200 million and proposed London Stock Exchange Main Market IPO
  • A Shanghai-based VC on commercial arrangements to exploit 2G ethanol technology with CNOOC and COFCO

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord (UK) LLP
  • Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP (2007-2016)
  • Solicitor, Pinsent Masons LLP (1999-2007)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (1999)