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Clifford Chance
Simon Tinkler

Simon Tinkler


Simon Tinkler

Simon Tinkler specialises in domestic and cross border public and private M&A with a particular focus on private equity transactions, as well as all aspects of corporate finance work.

Simon has advised private equity houses, corporates and investment banks on a wide range of matters, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and disposals, takeovers, mergers, joint ventures, restructurings and refinancing.

  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice on the GBP£1.2 billion sale of British Car Auctions to Haversham Holdings plc via accelerated IPO process
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice on the GBP£491 million acquisition of Motor Fuel Group
  • 8 Miles on the acquisition of a significant stake in Orient Bank, Uganda
  • 8 Miles in connection with its investment in Biyinzika Poultry International Limited, the largest poultry business in Uganda
  • Bregal Capital on its sale of Ideal Boilers, the third largest company in the UK for domestic wall-mounted boilers, to Groupe Atlantic
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, B&M European Value Retail S.A. (the owner of discount retailer B&M Stores), on its GBP£2.7 billion IPO, the largest private equity IPO in the London market in 2014
  • Montagu Private Equity on the acquisition of the mass web hosting business, Host Europe and the GBP£438 million sale of  Host in 2013
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice on the acquisition of a significant stake in leading UK variety retailer, B&M Stores, from the Arora family - one of the largest private equity deals in Europe in 2012
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Career and qualifications

  • Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (BA) 1989
  • Trainee, Osborne Clarke 1991
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1993
  • Seconded to British Aerospace 1994
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1995
  • Partner since 2000
  • Head of Corporate, London 2010-2014

Awards and citations

  • Private Equity: Buyouts (UK-wide)
    Chambers UK  - 2014
  • Private Equity – Transactions
    IFLR 1000 UK 2013