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Adrian West

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Adrian West

Corporate M&A and ECM
+44 (0)20 7295 3419
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Adrian trained at Travers Smith, qualified in 2003 and became a partner in 2011. Adrian has a broad corporate practice but his principal area of work is corporate finance, including IPOs, equity fundraisings, public takeovers and private company acquisitions and disposals and joint ventures. Adrian leads the firm's Retail Sector Group.

His clients include a number of quoted and private companies, based in the UK and overseas, as well as several financial intermediaries.

Recent work has included advising:

  • Pinewood Group on its takeover by Picture Holdco a company backed by funds advised by Aermont

  • Caffè Nero Group on its acquisition of Harris & Hoole from Tesco

  • Hostelworld on its IPO

  • the nomad and broker on the IPO of Hotel Chocolat

  • Pets at Home and its management team on its IPO

  • Trainline on its proposed IPO and subsequent sale to KKR

  • the sponsor on PureCircle's move from AIM to the main market

  • Gresham House on its restructuring, refinancing and move from the Official List to AIM

  • the sellers on the sale of McQueen to Houlihan Lokey

  • eServGlobal on its tripartite joint venture with MasterCard and Belgacom in relation to the HomeSend mobile payments business

  • the management teams on the IPOs of Ascential, Exova, Spire Healthcare and Revolution Bars

  • the management team on the aborted IPO of British Car Auctions and subsequent sale to Haversham Holdings (renamed as BCA Marketplace)

  • Pinewood Shepperton on its takeover by the Peel Group and subsequent move to AIM

  • NBNK and All Asia Asset Capital on their IPOs on AIM

Adrian also advises companies on matters of general company law and has spoken at a number of conferences on M&A and corporate finance matters.