Rosenblatt’s Corporate team thrives on challenge. Whether we’re hitting the deadline on a crucial deal or meeting the demands of day-to-day business, we guarantee our clients far more than technical expertise.
Jon Lovitt joined Rosenblatt in 2005, having previously worked in niche corporate finance law firms.
He has acted for many institutional, corporate and individual clients in areas such as: mergers and acquisitions, private equity fundraisings, initial public offerings, secondary issues, City Code takeovers, venture capital investments, joint ventures and partnership matters, and shareholder-related issues. Jon has also advised funders, vendors and management in relation to management buy-outs and buy-ins.
Jon acts for a number of public and private companies, including: Infrastructure India plc, Northern & Shell plc, Access Intelligence plc, Channel Five Broadcasting Ltd, Ingenium Archial Ltd, World Mining Services plc, IBIS Capital VCT, Elderstreet VCT, JO Hambro Capital Management Ltd, and corporate brokers such as Collins Stewart, Cenkos Securities, finnCap, Hume Capital, Shore Capital and Daniel Stewart.
In capital market transactions he has acted for clients such as: Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Capital Markets Ltd in relation to the IPOs on the Official List of New Britain Palm Oil and Infrastructure India plc; and Numis Securities Ltd on the IPO of Clean Energy Brazil plc and on a number of secondary and subsequent fundraisings. City Code work includes acting for JO Hambro Capital Management Ltd in relation to its acquisition of SiRVis IT Plc, for SPG Media plc in relation to its takeover by Progressive Capital Ltd, and for Handmade Films plc on its acquisition by Almorah Services Ltd.
In Summer 2010 Jon acted for Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group on its acquisition of the Channel 5 Broadcasting Group and subsequently in relation to Channel 5’s involvement with the internet TV joint venture, YouView. He also acted for Northern & Shell on its sale of the US arm of OK! Magazine and the acquisition of the Health Lottery. In Spring 2014 Jon acted for Northern & Shell in relation to the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom Inc.