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Fladgate acts for Bacanora on £4.75m placing and admission to AIM

Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has acted for new client Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (Bacanora) on its £4.75 million placing and admission to AIM. Bacanora is an explorer and developer of industrial minerals in Mexico with a primary focus on borates and lithium. It is also listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Fladgate corporate partner Paul Airley advised Bacanora.


Fladgate completes six resources deals in five weeks

David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Neil Vickers, Paul Airley |

Following a busy H1, Fladgate’s capital markets and natural resources team has completed six transactions in five weeks for clients in the resources sector, including: The £4.75m placing and admission to AIM on 25 July of new client, TSX-V listed Bacanora Minerals Ltd. Bacanora is an explorer and developer of industrial minerals in Mexico with […]


Fladgate advises Guardian Capital on acquisition

Charles Proctor, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP advised Toronto Stock Exchange listed asset management group, Guardian Capital, on the English law and regulatory aspects of its acquisition of FCA-regulated Zephyr Management (UK) Limited. Corporate partner Paul Airley advised the client with financial services partner Charles Proctor, assisted by corporate solicitor Michelle Smith.


Fladgate advises AIM listed Premier African Minerals on Ethiopian Potash asset

Grant Gordon, David Baverstock, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP acted for Premier African Minerals Limited (Premier), on the purchase of the entire share capital of Mandalore Development Limited (Mandalore) from TSX-V listed AgriMinco Corp (AgriMinco). Mandalore owns a 30% interest in the Danakil Potash project which includes a potentially significant potash deposit in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. The consideration comprised the […]


Listing in London - how to solve the settlement issue

Avram Kelman, Paul Airley |

Many foreign companies find the London Stock Exchange an appropriate place to come to for the purposes of raising capital and increasing the visibility of their companies. There is an easily overlooked but critical point that has to be considered when listing in London – the electronic settlement system by which shares on the London […]


Fladgate advises Premier African Minerals Limited on sale of mineral assets

Grant Gordon, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM quoted Premier African Minerals Limited (Premier) on the sale of its Togolese and Malian mineral assets. Premier is a multi-commodity natural resources company with mineral properties throughout Africa. Premier works across a wide range of commodities including tungsten, phosphates, lithium, tantalum, rare earth elements and clays. Ethiopian Potash Corp. (EPC) […]


UK securities law issues for overseas issuers and financial advisers

Paul Airley |

International companies continue to treat London as a key destination for raising institutional finance. Furthermore, of the firm offers announced in 2012 for companies subject to the UK Takeover Code (being, principally, UK corporations listed on the United Kingdom Listing Authority’s Official List and traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market or listed on […]


Fladgate has advised AIM listed Roxi Petroleum on US $40m investment

Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Roxi Petroleum plc (Roxi) on a US$40 million equity investment by Kazakh businessman Mr Kairat Satylganov. Mr Satylganov has also joined the Roxi board. Roxi has interests in a number of oil and gas licences in Kazakhstan and the investment will provide sufficient funding to allow Roxi to focus […]


Cash Shells and Standard Listings

Paul Airley |

Cash shells or SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) are purpose-built vehicles with a stock market quote and a board of directors, but no active business and no assets other than a strong management (or advisory) team with specific sector expertise and the funds raised from financial backers (which will typically include management). The structure gives […]


Fladgate advises AIM listed Touchstone Gold on its combination with Atlantis Gold Mines

David Robinson, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Touchstone Gold Limited (Touchstone) on the English law aspects of its business combination with Atlantis Gold Mines Corp (Atlantis) and its simultaneous re-domiciliation from the British Virgin Islands to the province of Ontario, Canada. Gold exploration company, Touchstone, has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of […]


Potential new route to the London IPO market for high-growth companies

Paul Airley |

On 20 September 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that it had developed a set of proposals with the London Stock Exchange to introduce a new route to the UK IPO market for high-growth companies, particularly internet and technology companies, aimed at providing a “launch pad” for companies seeking a full […]


Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of resources partner Paul Airley

Grant Gordon, Charles Wander, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of resources partner Paul Airley. Paul has joined from McCarthy Tétrault, where he has been a partner since 2007. Paul, who is an energy and resources specialist, has wide ranging experience of corporate finance and M&A transactions, including public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, Main Market and […]