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Jay Birch

Partner // Head of International Corporate Development, London

Jay is a Partner in the Corporate team and has extensive experience in the full range of corporate transactions.


He is a frequent visitor to the USA, where he maintains and develops relationships with US clients. This has built a deep pool of relationships with companies, bankers, private equity and professional advisers based in the USA, with needs in Europe and Asia.

His experience includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: acting for quoted companies and private companies on deals centered in the UK, USA and Germany. Broad experience of deals in Europe, India and work with offshore centres such as BVI, Cayman, Bermuda and Jersey.
  • Equity Capital Markets: full and AIM listings in London and listings on other EU stock exchanges.
  • Debt Capital Markets: bonds, privately placed and listed; acting for issuers and investors and lead managers.
  • Restructurings/shareholder disputes.
  • Private Equity: acting for investors and managers I represent clients in the manufacturing, insurance, investment banking, real estate, fund management, leisure, technology and automotive and support/business services sectors.