Sean Page

Sean Page


Partner

 

Overview

Sean Page advises on public and private M&A, equity capital markets and venture capital transactions, often with a cross-border element. His practice is focused on the financial services and retail sectors. He also has significant experience advising Chinese clients acquiring, investing or raising capital in the UK and Europe.

Sean has been listed as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 for his experience in the Corporate and Commercial chapters for M&A work as well as for Equity Capital Markets work. He is also a member of the Firm’s UK Executive Committee.

Sean’s experience includes advising:

Financial Services

  • Close Brothers Group plc on a number of M&A transactions, including its acquisition of Corporate Asset Solutions (2020) and its disposal of Close Brothers Retail Finance to Klarna Bank (2019)
  • Hargreave Hale Limited on its auction sale to Canaccord Genuity by way of a private scheme of arrangement
  • Grant Thornton UK on a number of transactions, including on the disposal of various parts of its audit and tax advisory practice
  • Deloitte on a number of transactions, including its acquisition of the business and assets of Kaisen Consulting Limited
  • Liquidity Finance LLP on aspects of its co-operation arrangements with Seaport Global Holdings LLC and on-going corporate advice
  • SCOR SE on UK corporate governance and subsidiary management matters

Retail

  • illycafe SpA on the acquisition of its UK distribution business from EFB Group Limited and subsequent reorganisation
  • Hargreave Hale AIM VCT in relation to its investments in Kidly Limited, My First Years and Honest Brew
  • Marlborough Special Situations Fund and related parties leading a £25 million investment and follow on rounds into SCA Investments Limited, trading as “Gousto”, an online meal kit retailer
  • Airportr on general corporate matters and fundraisings

Quoted Companies and ECM

  • Adamas Finance Asia on its US$10 million convertible bond programme
  • Thalassa Holdings on its unrecommended takeover offer for the Local Shopping REIT Plc
  • Thalassa Holdings on the disposal of its seismic survey business to Fairfield Nodal for approximately $30 million
  • Honye Financial Services Ltd on its Main Market IPO
  • Golden Rock Global on its Main Market IPO and fundraising

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 health care in China, licensing technology and IP rights into China. His 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 in relation to its £137 million acquisition of Les Ambassadeurs Casino
  • On various aspects of C.banner International Holdings Limited’s acquisition of Hamleys
  • On a number of AIM IPOs of domestic PRC businesses, including Renesola Ltd

Professional History

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

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • 2020: The Legal 500 (Corporate and Commercial – Equity Capital Markets: Small-Mid Cap and Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Smaller Deals up to £50M)