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The new Prospectus Regulation

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Background The Prospectus Regulation (Regulation) was published in the EU Official Journal on 30 June 2017. This was the final step in a process, initiated in early 2015 by the EU Commission, of reviewing the existing prospectus regime with a view to helping smaller companies grow whilst at the same time protecting investors, as part […]

Fladgate advises Opera Investments plc on acquisition, placing and admission to AIM

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Fladgate advised Opera Investments plc (now renamed Katoro Gold plc) on the acquisition of Kibo Gold Limited from AIM listed Kibo Mining plc for a total consideration of £3.66m, and the admission of the enlarged group to AIM.  The acquisition constituted a reverse takeover for Opera and provides Opera with ownership of the Imweru and Lubando gold […]

Fladgate advises WideCells Group PLC on recent placing


Fladgate has advised WideCells Group PLC, the healthcare services provider to the stem cell industry, on their recent placing to raise gross funds of approximately £650,000.  The proceeds will be used to take advantage of a number of identified opportunities to accelerate the roll out of its three stem cell services divisions, CellPlan, WideCells and […]

Fladgate advises Roxi Petroleum plc on £62m merger

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Fladgate has advised Roxi Petroleum plc, the Central Asian oil and gas company with a focus on Kazakhstan, on the proposed merger transaction relating to its key assets. Following the merger, Roxi will increase its interest in its principal asset, the BNG project in Kazakhstan, from 58.41% to 99%. The consideration for the merger, which […]

Angus Energy plc lists bonds on NEX Exchange Growth Market


Fladgate has advised AIM listed Angus Energy plc in connection with its application for listing up to £3.5m sterling denominated secured bonds with an 8.5% coupon due 30 June 2022 (NEX Bonds) to trading on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. Angus Energy expects to issue the NEX Bonds in tranches, up to a total value of £3.5m, […]

Fladgate advises Angus Energy Plc on £2m placing and acquisition


Fladgate has advised Angus Energy Plc on the £2m placing and acquisition of a 12.5% economic interest, by way of a farm-in arrangement with Europa Oil & Gas Limited, in UK onshore oil licence PEDL143 located within the Weald Basin in southern England, which contains the Holmwood Prospect. Angus Energy is an independent UK onshore […]

Fladgate advises Angus Energy on £3.5m placing and admission to AIM

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Fladgate LLP has advised Angus Energy plc on its admission to AIM and £3.5m placing.  The market capitalisation of Angus Energy on admission was approximately £12.9m. Angus Energy is an independent UK onshore oil and gas development, production and operations company and OGA-approved operator.  The placing proceeds will principally be used to fund the group’s […]

2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]

WideCells Group PLC joins London Stock Exchange’s Main Market

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Fladgate LLP has advised WideCells Group PLC, the health care services provider to the growing stem cell industry, on its entry to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, by way of a Standard listing on the Official List of the UKLA, following a successful £2m placing organised by Vicarage Capital Ltd and Shard […]

Fladgate advises Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited on the sale of its remaining interests in Weald Basin

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Fladgate LLP advised Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited, a UK onshore oil and gas development and production company, on the sale of its remaining interests in Weald Basin licences PEDL137 and PEDL246 to AIM-listed UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC. These licence areas contain the high profile Horse Hill-1 oil discoveries north of Gatwick Airport. […]

Fladgate advises on £50 million fundraising for Hummingbird Resources plc

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Fladgate has advised RFC Ambrian (as nominated adviser and joint broker) and Beaufort Securities (joint broker) on a £50 million placing and subscription for Hummingbird Resources plc. Hummingbird Resources is a West African multi project gold exploration and development company.  The funds raised will be used for the development of its Yanfolila gold project in Mali. […]

Top 10 ranking in AIM table for Fladgate

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Fladgate is delighted to have achieved a Top 10 ranking in the January edition of the ARL AIM Advisers Rankings Guide. Editorial commentary states: “Perhaps the most noteworthy move through the quarter was attributable to Fladgate.  The law firm moved up 10 places into a share of eighth… after it appointed two partners and an […]