Sunil Kakkad Partner


Speaks:  English, Hindi, Gujarati

Qualified: 1984 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  London




Sunil Kakkad

Sunil Kakkad heads the corporate team. He has over 25 years' experience advising UK and foreign companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals and families on public and private mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), capital markets transactions (including IPOs and secondary issues on the Main Market and AIM), private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

As head of the firm's India Group, Sunil also advises Indian companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals and families on a wide range of cross border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals and capital raising in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Clients

Sunil's clients include Main Market-listed clients, including Wilmington Group plc and Hardy Oil & Gas plc; AIM-listed clients, such as Greenko Group plc and The Stanley Gibbons Group plc, and other listed and private companies in the UK and abroad.

His clients include companies in the energy and natural resources, technology and media, and professional and business support services sectors, as well as financial institutions and high net worth individuals and families.

Experience

Advising Wilmington Group plc on numerous acquisitions and disposals, including its £22m acquisition of Axco Information Services Limited and its £9.35m acquisition of NHiS Limited.

Acting for Elara Capital as global coordinator and lead manager to Prakash Industries Ltd, on the issue of Singapore-listed $100m foreign currency convertible bonds.

Advising Spyker Energy plc on its proposed AIM IPO.

Advising Take Global Limited on its acquisition of WCI Consulting Group Limited.

Acting for Acorn Global Investments Limited on its cash offer for Dhir India Investments plc.

Advising Greenko Group plc on secondary fundraisings on AIM totalling £122 million.

Working with Greenko Mauritius on a number of investments, including a US$46m equity investment by Global Environment Fund, a US$70m investment by Standard Chartered and a US$150m equity investment by GIC.

Advising Greenko Wind Project Private Limited on a US$50m equity investment by GE Energy Financial Services.

Advising PerPETual Global Limited on its proposed IPO on AIM.

Acting for The Stanley Gibbons Group plc on secondary fundraisings on AIM totalling £46m.

Advising The Stanley Gibbons Group plc its recommended £45m cash and share offer for Noble Investments (UK) plc.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 2000

    • Career
      2000
      Lawrence Graham, partner
  • 1989

    • Career
      1989
      Hill Taylor Dickinson, partner
  • 1984

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1984
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      1984
      Hill Dickinson & Co, assistant solicitor
  • 1981

    • Education
      1981
      University of Hull, LLB (Hons)