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Alex Simmons

Alex leads Edelman Smithfield's EMEA Capital Markets practice drawing on 20 years' experience in corporate finance and financial communications.

Alex is an experienced board adviser and provides strategic corporate and financial communications advice to companies and investors. He has led and worked on a wide range of complex and high-profile situations across the capital markets worldwide, including M&A, restructuring, equity and debt fundraising, and shareholder activism.

In addition to transaction advice, Alex has extensive experience advising companies on their communications and positioning with investors and other stakeholders, complex tax and financial reporting matters, and managing crisis and litigation situations.

One of Alex’s specialist areas is restructuring, where he has worked on some of the most complex and high-profile situations of recent years, including Johnston Press, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, BHS, Punch Taverns and Blockbuster. 

Alex is a graduate of University College London.