Simon Grimshaw | Birmingham | Hogan Lovells

Simon Grimshaw

Partner Corporate & Finance



Grimshaw Simon

Simon Grimshaw
Grimshaw Simon
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Simon advises clients on all aspects of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on growth capital, private equity and complex and cross border mergers and acquisitions.

Simon has a wealth of experience advising sponsors on growth capital and private equity investments into high-technology businesses, particularly in regulated sectors including life sciences and financial services. During 2020 and 2021 Simon spent eleven months on secondment to a leading global investment bank, advising on numerous growth capital and emerging markets transactions. 

Simon is one of the founding lawyers of our Birmingham office and has practiced abroad, having also spent seven months seconded to the Shanghai office of an international law firm. Simon began his career in Law, following three years working in the Loss Control and Risk Management team of a global car hire firm.

Representative experience

Advising NASDAQ listed Akamai Technologies on the acquisition of Ondat, a cloud-based storage technology provider located in London.

Advising the German blue chip Sartorius on various venture capital investment in the US, the UK and Germany.

Advising Go1 on its acquisition of SME learning technology business, Blinkist; and its acquisition of Anders Pink, an AI technology business.

Acting for Lynwood Investors on its disposal of Waterstones.

Acting for EQT on its disposal of Blizoo Bulgaria to Telekom Austria.

Acting for InvestIndustrial on its disposal to Europcar of Goldcar.

Acting for Welocalize on its acquisition of SearchStar.

Acting for Alpha Private Equity portfolio company IPCOM on its acquisition of AIS Technical.

Acting for Ventiga Capital Partners on numerous matters, including its management buy out of Retail Insights.

Advising a leading global investment bank on numerous growth capital, emerging markets and strategic investments. 

Advising Fressnapf on the purchase of the Italian Arcaplanet Group from Permira.

Acting for Grafton Capital and Expedition Capital on their investments into Omilia Natural Language Solutions. 


  • B.A. (Hons), University of Nottingham, 2004
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales