"Ian understands small caps very well and he is highly commercial."

Chambers UK 2024

"Ian Binnie is extraordinarily knowledgeable with a pragmatic and commercial approach to achieving the client’s preferred outcomes."

Legal 500 2024

"Ian Binnie: his technical grasp is impressive and is also very broad. He combines this with a highly pragmatic commercial approach. You feel you are in very safe hands with Ian."

Legal 500 2024

"Ian Binnie is commercial and experienced."

Legal 500 2023

"He is a good operator who gets things done."

Chambers UK 2022

"Ian Binnie is commercial and understands small caps and the world of listed SMEs."

Legal 500 2022

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.

Recent experience

Advising Canada-based WeCommerce (a subsidiary of TSX-Venture Exchange listed Tiny Ltd which invests primarily in North America and Europe) on its USD11.5 million acquisition of Clean Canvas Limited, one of the world’s leading designers and developers of premium Shopify themes

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

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