I am educated at Cambridge University in the UK and University of Texas in Austin with a law degree from the former and Masters in law from the latter. I am a qualified solicitor in the United Kingdom and a qualified attorney in the United States and have worked for the largest UK corporate law firm Slaughter and May and for two of the largest US law firms, White and Case and Morgan Lewis in their London offices doing deals globally.
My work as a lawyer included international energy projects, M&A, corporate finance, high net worth transactions and governmental representation (including in Eastern Europe).
I left the law to set up my own corporate finance boutique focused on fundraisings and M&A transactions globally. I have a business network that includes partners on the ground in China, Singapore/Malaysia, India and Switzerland and best friends in London and the USA. I have significant experience helping young companies grow and in various sectors including energy and renewable energy. I have been a founding investor in a US public listed renewables company, a partner to a second public listed company and have until recently been an advisor to a £1 billion pound Swiss renewable energy fund. I am Chairman of a UK Plus listed Chinese company, Asia Medical Glass plc and last year was advisor to a second Chinese company in the real estate space, but targeting green building, which was due to list on the AIM market. I am a director of several private companies and advisor to a number of public companies or pre-public companies in the USA and elsewhere.
My company focuses on two main areas:
a) fundraisings - whether private, public, pre-public, bridge capital or some other requirements, we assist in sourcing capital through funds, strategic investors and high net worth investors we work with in London, Switzerland, the USA, Middle East and elsewhere. We work closely with groups who specialise in London listings both on Plus and AIM, US listings, including fresh listings, reverse mergers and SPACS (one of our associates has raised $1.2 billion for SPACS) and also have access to the public markets in Germany, Singapore and elsewhere. Sectors we have covered include mining, energy, renewable energy, telecoms and technology amongst other sectors. We are always on the lookout for both new sources of funds and additional deal flow where we can add valued added.
b) offmarket mergers and acquisitions - we work with around 300 buying groups for North American and Canadian companies and help them source dealflow. Last year they focused on acquiring companies in the security, waste management, environmental services and energy sectors. We also work with a number of SPACS and cash shells in America, Canada and elsewhere who are looking to find deals to inject.
Internationally we have worked with a number of Hong Kong listed companies looking to purchase European fashion brands, work on Asian disposals/MBOs from time to time and also have worked on select additional assignments, for example selling a technology business in the UK. In short, we are always on the lookout for additional sell side deals for our clients and are on the lookout for buyers for the deals we are asked to help sell.
The company works closely with lawyers, brokers/underwriters and accountants in multiple jurisdictions in order to be able to assist companies with many of their needs.