Joshua Smith


Joshua Smith


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7824 | +44 20 7184 7001


Joshua Smith focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters with an emphasis on corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, public offerings, and reorganisations.

Mr. Smith trained at Dechert and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014. 

  • University of Bristol, Law, 2011, with Erasmus year at Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, LL.B. Law with Study in Continental Europe.
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2012, Distinction
  • England and Wales
  • ICTS International N.V. and ABC Technologies B.V. on (i) a US$60 million equity investment by an affiliate of TPG Global into ABC, a subsidiary of ICTS and the owner of Au10tix Limited, a leader in the ID documentation and know-your-customer on-boarding automation software industry and (ii) a further US$20 million equity investment by Oak HC/FT into ABC and related shareholder agreements. The transactions valued Au10tix at US$280 million.
  • A substantial family office as investor in a substantive venture investment in a UK ticketing and events hosting company.
  • Centaur Media plc, as part of its strategic divestment program on the sale of (i) its financial services division to Metropolis Group; (ii) Centaur Human Resources Limited, to DVV Media International Ltd; (iii) Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited, to Northstar Travel Media UK Limited; and (iv) its engineering portfolio, including The Engineer and Subcon, to Mark Allen Group.
  • CIT Group Inc. on the sale of its Paris-based European rail leasing subsidiary group Nacco to German-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft for US$1.05 billion.
  • Coveris Holdings S.A. (a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners), on a €700 million sale of its Global Rigid packaging business to Lindsay Goldberg LLC.
  • Quilvest Private Equity on the acquisition of global specialist recruitment firm Phaidon International.
  • Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on the carve-out and sale of its c. US$1.3 billion European Exchange & Rentals business to Platinum Equity.
  • Shareholders of Albéa S.A. on the US$1.5 billion sale of Albéa S.A. to PAI Partners.
  • American Express Global Business Travel in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Banks Sadler Group Limited.
  • The shareholders of IT Lab Enterprises on its sale to ECI Partners. IT Lab is an award-winning provider of IT managed and technology related services operating in 12 sectors across the UK and, via its global partners, 13 countries across the world. ECI is the UK's leading growth-focused private equity firm.
  • American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) in connection with its acquisition of Klee Data System (KDS), a global provider of integrated travel technology.
  • M1 Fashion and L Capital Asia on the acquisition of the Pepe Jeans group (including the Hackett brand), a Spanish headquartered international group of companies operating in the fashion industry, from management and a group of private equity shareholders.
  • Hunt Companies Inc, a leading U.S. real estate company active in public-private partnership initiatives, on the acquisition of a 50% economic interest in the Amber Infrastructure Group.
  • Safeland Plc, an AIM listed company specialising in property trading, refurbishment, development and investment, on the demerger of its interest in the Safestay luxury hostel business and on the AIM flotation of Safestay Plc.
  • AIM-listed ACM Shipping Group plc in connection with its £150 million recommended merger with Braemar Shipping Services plc (a company listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange) effected by way of Scheme of Arrangement.
  • English
  • French