Simon Grimshaw | Birmingham | Hogan Lovells

Simon Grimshaw

Counsel Corporate & Finance



Grimshaw Simon

Simon Grimshaw
Grimshaw Simon
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As counsel in our Corporate practice, Simon Grimshaw 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 investments into regulated and high-technology businesses as well as advising large corporates and private equity houses on repeat bolt on acquisitions and disposals.  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

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