Murray Cox

Biography

Murray Cox
Murray Cox is a partner in the Corporate group in London. He advises listed companies, financial sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and family offices on a wide range of M&A, corporate governance and corporate finance matters. He has deep experience working with clients in emerging and frontier markets.

Representative experience (also from previous firm) includes advising:

  • Advent International on its $8.1 billion offer for Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, an international biopharma company based in Sweden
  • Ares and Goldman Sachs on their participation in CD&R’s £9.7 billion offer for Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
  • Cable & Wireless Communications Plc on its $1.85 billion acquisition of Columbus International, Inc.
  • Catlin Plc on the £2.8 billion recommended cash offer by XL Group
  • Citibank as financial adviser to CVC in connection with CVC’s £767m offer for Stock Spirits Group plc
  • Corsair Capital and Centerbridge Partners on their £600 million pre-IPO investment in Williams & Glyn, a retail banking division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc
  • Corsair Capital on its investment in Axo AS, a consumer financial services company
  • Dätwyler Holding AG on its £615 million recommended cash offer for Premier Farnell Plc
  • Depop, the British second-hand fashion resale app, on its $1.6 billion sale to Etsy, Inc
  • Draper Gain Investments Limited, a family office, on its $187 million acquisition of International Trimmings and Labels
  • Draper Gain Investments Limited, a family office, on its structured equity investment in Blue Label Telecoms Limited
  • Draper Gain Investments Limited, a family office, on the recapitalisation of Cell C Limited
  • Draper Gain Investments Limited, a family office, on its PIPE investment in NASDAQ-listed NET1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.
  • EMPG, an investee company of Kingsway Capital Partners, on its combination with OLX Group, the online classifieds business of the global consumer internet group, Prosus, one of the largest technology investors in the world
  • Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and its co-investors on the sale of a £2.9 billion majority interest in Gatwick Airport to VINCI Airports, and on the sale of the remaining minority interest to a continuation fund managed by GIP
  • Global Infrastructure Partners on the £2.1 billion sale of London City Airport to a consortium of financial sponsors including AIMCo, OMERS, OTPP and Wren House Infrastructure
  • Goldman Sachs on the sale of its interest in Boxine GmbH, a cloud-connected kid's audio entertainment business and the company behind the Tonies children audio entertainment system, to 468 SPAC 1 SE, valuing Boxine at €870 million
  • Hunter Douglas NV on its £300 million acquisition of Hillarys Blinds from Ares
  • Kingsway Capital Partners on its growth equity investment in Powerry
  • Kingsway Capital Partners on its growth equity investment in MEA Healthcare
  • Kingsway Capital Partners on its $1.4 billion offer for Al Eqbal Investment Company, Jordan’s largest leveraged buyout
  • Kraft Heinz Co on its $143 billion possible offer for Unilever Plc
  • Market Tech Holdings Limited on the £893 million recommended cash offer by its controlling shareholder, LabTech Investments
  • Mediclinic International Limited on its £4.5 billion reverse takeover of Al Noor Hospitals Group Plc
  • Midlothian Capital Partners on its £103 million acquisition of Park Leisure from its founders
  • Midlothian Capital Partners on its £217 million acquisition of Dobbies Garden Centres from Tesco Plc
  • Midlothian Capital Partners on its £407 million acquisition of HB Education from Cox & Kings
  • Ocado Group Plc on its online grocery retail joint venture with Marks and Spencer Group Plc
  • Punch Taverns on the £402 million recommended cash offer by Heineken and Patron Capital
  • Reliance Communications on its transaction with Maxis Communications Berhad to combine RCOM’s Indian wireless business with Aircel
  • Spirit Pub Company on the £773 million recommended cash offer by Greene King
  • Stephen Catlin and Convex Insurance on raising over $2.7 billion of equity and structured equity capital from a consortium of financial sponsors and sovereign wealth funds
  • Tonstate Limited on the £500 million sale of the London Metropole and Birmingham Metropole Hotels
  • Vodafone Group Plc on the merger of Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel
  • Vodafone Group Plc on the sale of its interests in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion and on its simultaneous $84 billion return of value to shareholders
  • White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. on its $805 million investment in Ark Insurance Holdings
  • William Hill Plc on the £2.9 billion recommended cash offer by Caesars
  • Wren House Infrastructure on the £1.3 billion acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital
Wren House Infrastructure on the sale of a 43.1% interest in North Sea Midstream Partners to JP Morgan’s Infrastructure Investments Fund

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