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Fladgate advised the nominated advisers and institutional brokers on the IPO of Israeli company BrandShield Ltd via a reverse takeover

Neil Vickers, Orit Rioumine Gold |

Fladgate advised the nominated adviser, SPARK Advisory Partners and the institutional brokers, Optiva Securities Ltd. and Mirabaud Securities Ltd., on the IPO of BrandShield Ltd via a reverse takeover of AIM listed Two Shields Investments and related equity fundraising. BrandShield, a seven-year old firm that detects and counters online fraud and phishing attacks, has seen […]


FCA publishes welcome guidance on UK cannabis listings – but further clarity is required

Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, David Robinson, Neil Vickers, David Lee |

On 18 September 2020 the UK Financial Conduct Authority published guidance on the listing of cannabis-based businesses on UK stock exchanges after a lengthy internal review. This move will be welcomed as indicating that the London capital markets are “open for business”, particularly for companies operating in the medical cannabis space. In this article we […]


Takeover Panel refuses to allow Brigadier to lapse offer for Moss Bros Group during Covid-19 pandemic

Neil Vickers |

On 19 May the Takeover Panel refused permission for the owners of the Crew Clothing group to invoke certain conditions of their recommended £22 million cash offer for Moss Bros Group plc in order to lapse the bid.   The Panel ruled that Brigadier Acquisition Company Limited had not shown that the circumstances giving rise to […]


Key developments for listed companies in financial and other reporting under Covid-19

Neil Vickers |

Regulators have been prompt in responding to the Covid-19 crisis, with the FCA, FRC, LSE, Companies House and others having published advice and guidelines on a range of issues. This note outlines the guidance for listed companies regarding their reporting and disclosure obligations. To see more click here      


Fladgate ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK guide for Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann, Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Sunil Sheth, Avram Kelman, Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Jan Hoppe, Marc Sosnow, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Ian Brent, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate is delighted to maintain a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 Chambers UK guide for the Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market category. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “The team is delighted once again to receive this recognition by Chambers, which is a significant endorsement of our approach, our professionalism and the strong relationship we […]


Fladgate ranks Tier 1 in Legal 500’s M&A: Deals up to £50m

Paul Airley, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Nigel Gordon, Jan Hoppe, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, Sunil Sheth, Marc Sosnow, Graham Spitz, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Yulia Leyko, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Ian Brent, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 in the M&A: Deals Up To £50m. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are very pleased once again to receive this recognition by Legal 500, which is a significant endorsement of our work, our professionalism and the strong relationship […]


Changes to the EU's Prospectus Regime: the new Prospectus Regulation

Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, Neil Vickers, Grant Gordon, David Robinson |

Introduction EU Regulation 2017/1129 and its Delegated Regulation (dated 14 March 2019) come into force on 21 July 2019 in full, replacing the previous prospectus regime. The principal purpose of the reforms is to make it easier and less costly for businesses to access the capital markets by reducing the regulatory burden on issuers, and […]


Fladgate acts on Yü Group’s £12m equity placing

Neil Vickers |

Fladgate LLP has advised Shore Capital on the equity placing by Yü Group PLC to raise £12 million. Shore Capital acted as nominated adviser and sole bookrunner on the AIM market placing. Yü Group is an independent supplier of gas and electricity to the UK’s corporate sector with a specific focus on servicing SME businesses.  […]


Fladgate advises SP Angel on placing for Sula Iron & Gold

Neil Vickers |

AIM listed Sula Iron & Gold plc is acquiring a controlling stake in a cobalt licence in Democratic Republic of Congo. The deal which is subject to shareholder approval will make Sula Iron and Gold the first AIM-listed company to develop cobalt interests in the region. The company has conditionally raised £1.75m (before expenses), through […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Alexander Wildschütz, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, Bree Taylor, Steven Mash, Stephen Lewis, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, David Weare, Gary Smith, Luke Morris, Seetal Modi, Jenny Sargeant, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, David Baverstock, Richard Reuben, Digby Hebbard, Ian Brent, Jeremy Whiteson, Sophia Purkis, Teresa Cullen |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Fladgate advises on US$11m placing and AIM admission for SDX Energy Inc.

Neil Vickers |

Fladgate has advised Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (as nominated adviser and joint broker) and FirstEnergy Capital (as joint broker) on a US$11m placing for SDX Energy Inc. (SDX), together with its proposed admission to AIM. SDX is a UK based oil and gas exploration company which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.  Its portfolio consists […]


Fladgate advises on AIM admission of Yü Group PLC

Neil Vickers |

Fladgate LLP advised the nominated adviser and broker, Shore Capital, on the placing and admission to trading on the AIM Market of Yü Group PLC. Yü (and the major shareholder) raised a total of £10m, at a price of £1.85 per share. Yü’s market cap on admission was £26m. Yü is a supplier of gas […]