Jodie Valler-Feltham
Associate | London
Jodie Valler-Feltham

Jodie Valler-Feltham works on a wide range of transactions and has experience advising with regard to domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), reorganisations, disposals, fundraisings and general corporate matters for both listed and private companies. Mr. Valler-Feltham is listed in The Legal 500 UK, 2021 for his work involving equity capital markets and the 2018 edition, for flotations: small and mid-cap. In 2022 he was a member of the team commended by the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyer Awards for “overcoming barriers to investment and finance” for their role in Tiziana Life Sciences’ cross-border jurisdictional migration from listing on the London Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ.

Mr. Valler-Feltham trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in October 2009. In 2013, Mr. Valler-Feltham completed a six month secondment in Dechert’s New York office.

  • Kier Group plc, the publicly-listed construction and property group, on its acquisition of Buckingham Group’s rail division out of administration.
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici in connection with its proposed US$1.48 billion acquisition of Amryt Pharma PLC by way of Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Oxford BioDynamics plc in connection with the placing, subscription, and open offer of its new ordinary shares.
  • Griffon Corporation on its $845 million acquisition of Hunter Fan Company, a market leader in residential ceiling, commercial, and industrial fans, from MidOcean Partners and other stockholders of Hunter Fan Company.
  • The sellers of Content+ Cloud, a leading UK-based specialist cloud services business and a portfolio company of ECI Partners, on its sale to Advania.
  • Numis Securities Limited in connection with a £62.4 million secondary placing of shares in listed law firm Knights Group Holdings plc.
  • Polar Capital Holdings Plc on the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited, the parent company of Dalton Strategic Partnership LLP.
  • Gravis Capital Management Limited on the sale of a 70% equity stake to ORIX Corporation.
  • Bentley Systems in connection with the acquisition of SRO Solutions Holdings Limited and the assets of DXSTRO Software LLP.
  • Canaccord Genuity Limited in connection with an equity fundraising by Mirriad Advertising plc.
  • Bentley Systems in connection with the acquisition of Professional Construction Strategies Group Ltd, a UK-based digital built-environment consultancy.
  • Investec Bank plc in connection with a £172 million equity fundraising by ITM Power plc.
  • Investcorp, a leading global manager of alternative investments, and Tages, a leading European alternative asset management firm, in connection with a 50/50 joint venture and contribution of their subsequent merger of the Absolute Return businesses to create Investcorp-Tages Limited.
  • Numis Securities Limited and Citigroup Global Markets Limited, as joint bookrunners on a £100 million equity fundraise for LSE AIM-listed Keywords Studios plc, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. 
  • Spark Advisory Partners on its £30 million public takeover bid by Redmile Group, LLC for Redx Pharma PLC, a UK-based publicly listed biotechnology company.
  • Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of software services in connection with the acquisition of GroupBC, a UK-based SaaS software and cloud services business.
  • Numis Securities in connection with an equity fundraising by listed law firm Knights Group Holdings plc.
  • Share plc, the LSE listed holding company for The Share Centre, one of the UK's leading independent retail stockbrokers, on its £62 million takeover by Interactive Investor, the UK's second largest direct to consumer investment platform, which is majority owned by J.C. Flowers IV, L.P., a fund advised by J.C. Flowers & Co, LLC, a leading private investment firm.
  • Investec Bank plc in connection with a £58.5 million equity fundraising by ITM Power plc and joint venture with Linde AG. 
  • 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.
  • SQS Software Quality Systems AG on its proposed takeover by Assystem Services Deutschland GmbH.  
  • Investec Bank plc in connection with the placing of shares with institutional shareholders and an open offer of shares by their client ITM Power plc.
  • Centaur Media plc, a listed company which owns The Lawyer magazine, on the sale of Home Interest and the acquisition of MarketMakers Incorporated Limited.
  • Chrysaor Limited on its US$3.8 billion acquisition, by way of an auction process, of a package of assets in the UK North Sea from Shell UK Limited and its affiliates.
  • 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.
  • ZAI Corporate Finance Limited on the admission of Blackstar Group SE (from admission, Tiso Blackstar Group) to AIM and its related placing of ordinary shares resulting in a market capitalization of £189.3 million.
  • Kofax Ltd, the leading provider of capture driven business process automation solutions, on a merger agreement in which Lexmark acquired all of the outstanding shares of Kofax for US$11.00 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately US$1 billion, net of cash acquired.
  • 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. 
  • Kofax® Limited, on its restructuring proposals to create a new holding company incorporated in Bermuda with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and a listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. 
  • Tilda Limited, a leading Basmati and specialty rice products company, and its shareholders on the sale of Tilda to NASDAQ-listed Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
  • Kerry Group plc, the listed global flavour and consumer goods producer, on its acquisition of U.S. food giant Cargill’s flavours business, Cargill Flavor Systems, for US$230 million.
  • Kofax plc, the listed provider of capture enabled business process management (BPM) solutions, on the sale of its EMEA wide hardware business to Hannover Finanz, a private equity firm headquartered in Germany, and to members of the business unit’s management team.
  • Advised on the strategic acquisition of a leading European based manager of funds of funds.
  • JC Decaux, the leading global outdoor advertising firm, on the grant of an option to JC Decaux UK Limited enabling it to acquire Media Initiatives Ltd and Concourse Initiatives Ltd from the current owners.
  • A consortium led by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners in a £30 million Series B financing round for Cellnovo Limited, the developer of the first mobile diabetes management system.