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 various matters, including the establishment and ongoing operation of a US$1.5 billion joint venture for its semiconductor technology in China
  • Countrywide plc on various matters, including:
    • its 2018 capital refinancing plan, including a placing and open offer
    • the proposed strategic investment by Alchemy Partners and related recapitalisation
    • the recommended cash acquisition of Countrywide’s entire issued and to be issued share capital by Connells Limited for approximately £134.4 million
  • 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.”