Edwin Richards

About

Edwin is a Senior Associate in the London Corporate team at Michelmores and, unusually for a solicitor, is also a Chartered Accountant.

He has over 25 years’ experience (including working for many years at UBS) in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity and start-up, venture and development capital. He specialises in providing pragmatic, commercial legal advice to management teams, SME and mid-cap clients.

Recent Experience

  • Advising a Chinese fund on investments in the healthcare and related sectors
  • Advising angel investors several acquisitions as part of a buy and build strategy in the hair and beauty sector
  • Advising AIM quoted investment bank Arden Partners plc and Whitman Howard in relation to a £7.83 million placing (carried out as an accelerated book build) for Reabold Resources plc (AIM)
  • Advising Nesta, an impact investor, on its investment in SumDog, an online teaching aid
  • Advising the board of LifeSearch on a structured equity buy-back programme
  • Advising the management team of a PE backed group in negotiating and settling the terms of an equity incentive plan
  • Advising a fintech company on the restructuring of its shareholder base prior to IPO
  • Advising CRUX on the acquisition of the Oriel funds from the Stifel group
  • Advising AIM client Modern Water plc on its £1.75m placing, completed as an accelerated book build, and associated subscription
  • Advising M-BIRR (Ireland and Ethiopia), a provider of mobile money transfer services, on an investment by the European Investment Bank and DEG
  • Advising AIM quoted Sula Iron & Gold plc on a placing and open offer and a further subscription through Riverfort Global Capital including advising on an associated 'equity sharing' agreement
  • Advising AgDevCo on its investment in a Swiss holding company, Nurevas International, a producer of high –quality processed food in Ghana
  • Advising angel investors on an investment in Gooseberry Planet, an educational software business
  • Advising Plant Health Care plc on its accelerated-whitewash compliant AIM placing and open offer
  • Advising the management team in the Sovereign Capital backed BIMBO of logistics company, Dalepak
  • Advising management and investors on a buy-out at HR tech provider Hollaroo
  • Advising on the sale of leading financial planning firm Baigrie Davies, requiring FCA regulatory approval, to Standard Life's national financial planning arm, 1825 Financial Planning

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