Solicitor – Admitted 1987
I am Head of the Capital Markets team and based in the London office. As an experienced corporate partner, I am recognised by Chambers & Partners for UK capital markets – AIM, and by Legal 500 for Equity Capital Markets and M&A up to £50 million.
I provide pragmatic legal advice across the full range of corporate transactions working with a client base that extends to investment banks, public and private companies as well as funds and family offices. My sector expertise extends to mining and metals, oil & gas, clean-tech, healthcare, fin tech and consumer-orientated businesses.
Many of my transactions have an international element – particularly Africa and other emerging economies. I have extremely strong relationships with the India business community, gained from many years leading the South Asia group at my previous firm.
I am ranked in Band 4 for Capital Markets: AIM in Chambers UK, and I am a Recommended Lawyer for Equity Capital Markets (small-mid cap) by the Legal 500.
Acting on the AIM Admission of Tribe Technology plc, the Northern Irish based disruptive developer and manufacturer of autonomous mining equipment. Advising Allenby Capital the IPO fundraising extended to an institutional placing, direct subscriptions, Advance Subscription Agreements (as part of the pre-IPO round), and a retail intermediaries offer through BookBuild
Advising Allenby Capital on the £2.17 secondary fundraising for Deltex Medical Group plc, the England-based maker of blood circulation monitoring systems, which included, in addition to an institutional placing, an retail intermediaries offer conducted via the Rex platform
Acting on the off-market share buyback by JKX Oil & Gas plc structured as a tender offer completed following its delisting from the premium segment of the Official List and cancellation of trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Tender Offer was made by Michelmores’ client S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP as principal, structured as an off-market tender offer with a basic entitlement following a reduction of capital by way of a cancellation of share premium account to create distributable reserves
Advising the sellers of the venture capital trust business of Mobeus Equity Partners LLP on the £20 million vendor placing by AIM quoted acquirer Gresham House plc. The vendor placing was part of a £40 million placing conducted by Gresham House as an accelerated book build. The initial consideration for the acquisition was £24 million with further consideration of up to £12.1 million
Acting for Arden Partners plc as nominated adviser and broker in the £8.8 million placing and admission to AIM of TSX-V listed Arrow Exploration Corp
Acting on the on-market share buyback by United Carpets Group plc structured as a tender offer by N+1 Singer in connection with United Carpet’s de-listing from AIM. Michelmores acted for N+1 Singer as principal under the tender offer and as nominated adviser
Acting on the £16 million AIM IPO of Vector Capital plc. Michelmores acted for Allenby Capital as nominated adviser and placing agent
Advising TechMet on its USD 25 million investment from the United Sates International Development Finance Corporation