Harry Hecht

Joined firm 2010. Partner since 2020.

Harry has a broad corporate practice, with particular experience in public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets work, as well as general advisory matters.

Highlights include advising:

  • Whitbread PLC on its rights issue to raise gross proceeds of approximately £1 billion.
  • Spectris plc on its disposal of BTG Group to Voith GmbH for €319 million.
  • Non-Standard Finance plc on its all-share takeover offer for Provident Financial plc.
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. on its recommended £4.3 billion cash takeover of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.
  • Arm Limited on the establishment of a US$1.5 billion joint venture for its semiconductor technology in China.
  • Countrywide plc on its capital refinancing plan, including a placing and open offer.
  • INEOS on a range of matters, including:
    • The disposal by INEOS Enterprises of INEOS Baleycourt and INEOS ChloroToluenes to Valtris Speciality Chemicals.
    • The formation of the INVOYN joint venture.
  • Actelion Ltd on its US$30 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson and related demerger of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.