Guy Coltman has worked on a number of high-profile transactions during his career, in respect of UK and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. He has a particular focus at Carey Olsen on corporate finance (particularly AIM and main market listings of Jersey companies), M&A, corporate restructuring, structured investments, joint venture vehicles and general corporate advice.
He has acted on a number of financing transactions involving Jersey property unit trusts and general banking work. In terms of M&A, his work includes advising Capita Fiduciary Group on its recent purchase of AIB’s Jersey business on a full-cash, debt-free basis; advising Terra Firma on its recent acquisition of leading independent health and social care provider in the UK Four Seasons Health Care; and advising Europe’s largest bicycle manufacturer Accell Group NV on the Jersey legal aspects of its $100m acquisition of Raleigh Cycle.
He has also recently acted for a number of high-profile Jersey acquisitions by way of schemes of arrangement, including advising CPA Global Group on its acquisition by Cinven in a deal valued in the region of £950m and Colfax UK Holdings on its acquisition of Charter International in a deal that is believed to be the largest transaction of its kind in Jersey with an estimated value of $2.426bn in cash and stock (approximately £1.528bn).
IPO work has included the first listing of PRC assets held by a Jersey company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (West China Cement). Coltman also regularly acts for Nordic Capital in respect of acquisitions, financing and fund structuring.
He also recently completed the most complex acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement in Jersey to date when he acted for FRM Holdings on its acquisition by MAN Group.
Coltman wrote a feature article for PLC Magazine’s January/February 2013 issue on the CPA Global Group and FRM Holdings deals in which he was involved in ‘Question of Class in Merger and Acquisition deals. Case studies of the CPA and FRM deals’.
This information was sourced from the Carey Olsen website.