Oliver has a broad range of international corporate experience and advises clients on a wide variety of transactions, including complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and capital markets. He has significant experience advising on strategic public and private M&A. Oliver’s practice spans a number of industries, including energy, trade and commodities, financial services, and media and entertainment. He has acted on some of the highest profile transactions in those sectors over the last 10 years.
Transactions Oliver has acted on in the last 12 months include advising: Gemfields on its £211 million hostile acquisition by Pallinghurst Resources; Gemfields on its £256 million lapsed acquisition by Fosun Gold Holdings; a private markets investment management firm on its investment into two partnership structures managed by Pollen Street Capital in connection with Pollen Street Capital and BC Partners’ £1 billion consortium bid for Shawbrook Group; SoundCloud on its $170 million investment by The Raine Group and Temasek; Kazkommertsbank on its sale to Halyk Bank; Bunge on its acquisition of Cargill’s port services, crushing and refining assets in Amsterdam and Brest; the Baltic Exchange “panellists” in connection with the Singapore Stock Exchange’s takeover of the Baltic Exchange; and Bunge on numerous joint ventures.
Oliver was previously a partner at Reed Smith, having trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and been a senior associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.