Ed Simpkins
Active in London
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Edward heads our London ECM practice and has worked on numerous high-profile international M&A transactions and IPOs including Nexi in Milan, Watches of Switzerland and DWF in London and La Perla in Paris. He also provides board level counsel to some of Europe’s leading corporates on preparing for financial calendar events, communicating strategy and managing media and investor relations as well as on issues arising such as corporate governance, handling crises, the arrival of a new chief executive or dealing with a campaign by activist shareholders. Edward has experience of supporting litigation and international asset recovery processes, working closely with legal teams and principals to ensure their needs are met in way that is compatible with their wider corporate communications objectives. Edward joined Finsbury in 2006 from the Business desk of the Sunday Telegraph where he was the Companies Editor. A native English speaker, Edward studied philosophy at the University of Liverpool and speaks Italian. He has post graduate qualifications in both Finance and Journalism.
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