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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

About

We act for public companies, with a focus on small and mid-size companies admitted or considering admission to the AIM market, the Official List (Premium and Standard segments) and the NEX Exchange Growth Market.

We know and work with a large number of financial advisers and brokers, and act for some of them.

Our corporate finance expertise includes:

  • admissions to the Official List, AIM and NEX
  • fundraisings and secondary issues
  • corporate reorganisations
  • court approved capital reductions and schemes of arrangement
  • major acquisitions (“reverse” takeovers) and re-admissions to trading
  • City Code whitewash approvals
  • corporate governance issues
  • statutory and market regulatory issues
Our team’s expertise goes back over 30 years and remains at the leading edge. We include a previous chairman of the legal expert group (and now a member of the corporate finance advisers expert group) of the Quoted Companies Alliance. The QCA champions the interests of (and lobbies on issues affecting) small and mid-size companies, and provides a sounding board on current issues across the full range of City advisers.

We understand the problems and concerns that arise when a company is coming to the capital markets. We appreciate that it is hard enough to raise funding in the City while continuing to manage the business. We can help by focusing clients onto the key points on the various documents involved, and we bring a straight-forward approach to negotiating transaction documents.

We scale our involvement to meet the requirements of each transaction. This may range from a verification exercise on an institutional presentation and negotiating a placing agreement for a small secondary fundraising, to providing a full legal documents kit and (quite frequently) project managing the preparation of circulars to shareholders for a capital reorganisation, fundraising and major acquisition.

We are agnostic as to markets and industry sector. Our transactions have involved Australian, Irish and other non-UK markets, and clients in a variety of sectors, including property, natural resources, residential housebuilding, office building contractors, biotech and technology investment.

Key Contacts

James Lawrence - Partner

James Lawrence

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532716

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Nicholas Narraway - Consultant

Nicholas Narraway

Consultant

+44 (0)20 7400 6582

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

'He brings clarity to the situation, breaks it down and comes to a conclusion'
Client testimonial / Chambers & Partners

"I would like to call out Bill Thatcher as an absolutely outstanding asset to our business. His responsiveness, commercial expertise, and value is truly remarkable. It has been a true privilege to work with him over the years."
Client testimonial / Legal 500


“Bill Thatcher has proved to be a formidable ally to have onside during tricky commercial negotiations. His ability to make the complex seem simple, and to make arguments which are hard to dispute, is uncanny.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


“Bill Thatcher has an amazing ability to deeply understand our business, despite it being extremely specialised. All in all he is an invaluable part of our team and one we could not recommend highly enough.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"A first class job - many thanks for guiding us through the maze of legal procedures. It was a tremendous effort on your part."
Mr Philip Kennedy - Managing Director
Eschmann Technologies Ltd

Latest testimonials

"The level of subject matter expertise, business sense, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness is unmatched in my experience with law firms around the globe.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

“Excellent all round abilities, with very solid associates and good access to partner expertise.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“We worked predominantly with Laurence Evans on the sale of our business. He understood the business, our objectives and helped to negotiate a successful outcome.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

"I found Laurence Evans to be professional and very easy to work with. He was also very fast at turning around questions we raised and amendments to the contract.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“James Lawrence has a first rate legal mind, and his advice is always succinct and completely on the point.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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