Accessing the capital markets is a defining moment for many businesses and, even for those that do so frequently, the stakes and potential consequences mean that expert advice and flawless execution are essential.
At Fladgate we are experts in assisting companies in raising new equity, either through admission to the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) Main Market, the AIM Market (AIM) or through a dual quotation if the company is already listed overseas.
With a significant proportion of our clients being fast-growing and entrepreneurial businesses, we have developed wide-ranging experience of AIM and are regularly ranked by the independent legal directories as one of the leading law firms for AIM-related matters. We act for both domestic and overseas companies, as well as for nominated advisers and brokers on a range of flotations, reverse takeovers and secondary fundraisings across multiple sectors.
The Standard segment of the LSE’s Main Market offers the attraction of a Main Market listing at a considerably lower cost than an AIM admission and we are actively working on listings of this kind for our clients.
We have also developed extensive overseas networks of lawyers, accountants and other advisers to enable us to provide a proactive and efficient service for clients operating internationally and have advised clients on the listing of specialist debt and equity securities on capital markets worldwide.
Fladgate LLP’s practice handles a range of cross-border work; consultant Neil Vickers acts for clients such as KazakhGold, Sinochem and Aurora Russia. In addition, Avram Kelman specialises in Anglo-Israeli capital markets transactions, while Paul Airley and Nigel Gordon are particularly experienced in Anglo-Canadian matters.
David Robinson has been instrumental in increasing the firm’s links with Asia-based clients. On the domestic front, in 2016, Airley was the lead adviser to Angus Energy on its AIM admission and £3.5m placing. In a separate matter, Vickers acted for Shore Capital (as NOMAD and broker) on the AIM admission and placing of Yü Group. Grant Gordon leads the team.
Fladgate LLP bolstered its practice with the arrivals of Nigel Gordon and life sciences and natural resources expert Chris Chrysanthou from Fasken Martineau LLP. Grant Gordon heads the team, which includes Avram Kelman, who represents numerous tech sector related Israeli companies.
“Excellent lawyer” Avram Kelman of Fladgate LLP focuses his practice on assisting Israeli companies with capital markets concerns. He is based in London and stands out for his knowledge of UK-related capital markets transactions. He also assists clients with compliance matters regarding TASE.
‘Safe pair of hands’ David Robinson acted on a number of TMT deals including, alongside associate Jamie Hamilton, Gfinity’s £3.5m placing. The ‘practical’ Paul Airley is another name to note.
Fladgate is increasingly regarded as a draw for AIM flotations and related transactions…with a wealth of experience to offer domestic and international clients.
Fladgate LLP “always provides good service on competitive terms”. The “diligent, tenacious and practical” David Robinson has “a very deep understanding of commercial and legal issues”, and recently advised BidTimes on its re-admission to AIM as Powerhouse Energy Group.
Fladgate LLP provides “fully considered solutions”. David Robinson is “highly knowledgeable and proactive”, and Avram Kelman is a “superior lawyer”.
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