What they say
"…deep expertise handling international corporate transactions … an excellent first point of call in any area … "
Chambers and Partners UK 2021
Danos is a corporate finance lawyer with a career spanning almost 20 years specialising in mergers and acquisitions, MBOs (including VIMBOs and BIMBOs), disposals, corporate structuring, syndicated finance, bank and private funding (including venture capital and private equity) and security work, off-shore transactional work and joint ventures across a broad range of industries.
Danos prides himself on developing strong personal relationships and working closely with entrepreneurs and owner managers with the aim of understanding their specific motivations and needs to be part of their journey; becoming their trusted advisor and enabling him to provide bespoke legal advice and to project manage transactions and to negotiate accordingly.
During his career, he has acted for clients in a variety of industries ranging in size from start-ups to £200m+ turnover businesses. As a result, he has developed particular specialisms and expertise in a number of sectors including: aviation, recruitment, logistics, market research and analysis, conferences and events, consultancy and procurement, manufacturing, travel, retail, energy, IT and insurance, off-shore unit trust and SPVs and residential and nursing care home.
Danos regularly advises his clients on finance and security arrangements (including relating to securing consideration structures in M&A work and day to day commercial operational requirements) as well as group refinancing packages. A recent example of his work includes acting for Network Aviation Group on its receivables finance, term loan and security arrangements across its multi-jurisdictional group structure.
Danos is increasingly involved in offering strategic advice and is regularly called on to project manage cross-border and international transactions across multiple jurisdictions.
Recent work examples
- Advising leading global financial printer, Black & Callow Limited, on its purchase of the business and assets of Master Mail Limited
- Advising the Network Aviation Group on its acquisition of Network Cargo Systems International Inc (a Canadian Corporation), operating divisions in Canada, USA, Jamaica, UK and Mexico
- Advising the AVS Fencing Supplies Group on its reorganisation, share-for-share swap and buy-out of certain minority shareholders
- Acting for the shareholders of Energy Team (UK) Limited, on the successful sale of their shares to the Inprova Group