Freshfields, Slaughters and Simpson Thacher in the driving seat for £5bn Aston Martin float

Magic circle duo and US firm take roles on flotation valued at £5bn

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Slaughter and May and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won lead roles on Aston Martin’s upcoming initial public offering (IPO), with the float expected to value the company at £5bn.

Slaughters is advising the luxury car brand with a team led by equity capital markets head Nilufer von Bismarck, M&A head Roland Turnill, corporate partner Filippo de Falco, employment partner Jonathan Fenn and tax partner Steve Edge.

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