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Simon Amies is a corporate partner with over 25 years’ experience. Clients turn to Simon to guide them on mergers and acquisitions (public and private), IPOs and other capital-raising transactions, and venture and growth capital investments.

Simon is noted for his expertise in advising companies at all stages of their development, as well as investors and investment banks. He has particular expertise representing clients in the life sciences, technology and sustainable technology industries.

Some of Simon's deals have included advising Renesas Electronics Corporation on its €4.9 billion recommended cash offer for Dialog Semiconductor PLC, NCC Group PLC on its $220 million acquisition of the Intellectual Property Management business of Iron Mountain Inc. and £72.6 million placing, Zeus Capital as sole bookrunner and nominated adviser to Devolver Digital, Inc. on its $950 million AIM IPO and $260 million placing, and Arecor Therapeutics plc on its AIM IPO.

On March 8-9, 2018, a bespoke group of approximately 200 leading entrepreneurs, investors and advisors focused on deploying and commercializing cutting edge technologies gathered in Monte Carlo from across the globe for the 11th annual CleanEquity® Monaco Conference.  Complementing other plenary sessions and emerging company presentations, the conference initiated a new feature — Covington CleanEquity Conversations — intended to capture and memorialise the unique thought leadership opportunity presented by the gathering in Monaco. On the first day, conference participants separated into three breakout groups for Chatham House Rule discussions curated by partners from the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP of three critical issues confronting cleantech deployment and commercialisation:

  • AI and IoT – Benefits, Risks, and the Role of Regulation
  • Sustainability – What goals should businesses prioritise and what are the right metrics?
  • Will market driven innovation alone save us from climate change?

On the second day, the Covington team reported during the conference’s final plenary session key takeaways from the three breakout group discussions.  Covington and CleanEquity organizer and specialist investment bank, Innovator Capital, are pleased to share brief summaries of the thought leadership developed by the proceedings of conference participants on each of the three topics.
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