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David Baverstock

David Baverstock

Senior Associate

I am an experienced corporate lawyer acting for a wide range of clients on M&A, capital markets, joint venture and private equity matters.

About

I joined Fladgate as a trainee in 2011 and qualified into the corporate department in 2013.

I primarily act on share and asset acquisitions and disposals, and I have significant experience of assisting nascent companies with fundraising and/or bringing those companies to market. In addition I have lead a significant number of joint venture and private equity transactions for clients on different sides of the fence.

I have advised clients operating across a number of sectors but focusing on real estate, leisure, technology, and oil & gas including Guild Esports plc, 4C Hotels, Caspian Sunrise plc and Angus Energy plc.

I believe that my job is to deliver the deal my client wants with a minimum of fuss and delay, whilst being aware of the risks and minimising them where possible. To that end, whilst I’m always happy to talk about technical aspects of the law, I take a calm and pragmatic approach to deals with the aim of achieving a positive outcome for my clients. I have been recognised by Legal 500 UK as being “very knowledgeable” and “client-focused”.

I am a fitness enthusiast who enjoys weight lifting and cycling and endures the occasional run. When family demands allow, I’m an armchair rugby (Quins) and football (Birmingham City) fan. I also enjoy reading historical non-fiction and classic fiction.


Expertise

A full-service capital markets offering from lawyers who are experts in assisting domestic and international clients 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.

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We advise on all the key issues affecting the property industry, including regeneration and development schemes, investment, funding, construction matters, property disputes, portfolio management, planning, taxation and the creation of corporate structures.

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Through our extensive relationships with law firms around the world, our clients gain access to teams of lawyers worldwide with a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by businesses in the energy and resources sectors. We have particular experience of energy-related transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

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A team with the expertise, track record and resources to service a wide range of domestic and international clients on large-scale transactions, and our clients range from entrepreneurs to quoted multinational corporations, we have particular strength and an established reputation in the mid-market.

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Our sector experience spans a wide range of sports including motor racing, where we have advised teams and drivers in Formula 1, A1 GP, World Rally, Cart, Indy Car and Moto GP, and cricket, football, golf and cycling. We have supported clients on a range of a matters including: intellectual property, sponsorship, broadcasting & web rights, fundraising, events, and regulatory issues.

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Experience

  • Acted on the sale of the corporate vehicle which owned Les Ambassadeurs Casino for £122m with primary responsibility for drafting and negotiating the main transaction documents.
  • Acted for David Beckham backed Guild Esports plc on its admission to the Official List (standard segment) of the London stock exchange, contemporaneously with a £20m equity placing. In addition I acted for Guild Esports plc on the investment agreement with David Beckham and pre-IPO fundraising rounds.
  • Lead on the negotiation of the corporate aspects of the sale of 13 Easygym sites to the Gym Group consideration of circa £25m.
    Advised AIM listed Caspian Sunrise plc on the purchase of the corporate vehicle owning a specialist drilling vessel in Kazakhstan for a total consideration of US$25m, payable in shares.
  • Acted on a private equity investment by Alpha Real Capital into a social housing venture.

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