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Andrew Gillen

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Andrew Gillen

Corporate Finance and M&A
+44 (0)20 7295 3369
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Andrew joined Travers Smith in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. He specialises in UK and cross-border corporate finance including public and private mergers and acquisitions and primary and secondary equity issues.

He regularly advises quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UKLA Listing Rules and Disclosure Rules, the Prospectus Rules, the AIM Rules, the Takeover Code and general company law.

Recent work has included advising:

  • Harvey Nash Group PLC in relation to its transfer from the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities to trading on AIM
  • ZPG plc on the acquisitions of uSwitch, Property Software Group and Expert Agent
  • McColls Retail Group plc on its acquisition of a portfolio of stores from the Co-operative Group
  • Safestore on the acquisitions of Space Maker Stores and Alligator Self Storage
  • Lianhe Chemical Technology on its acquisition of the Fine Industries group
  • Gartner Inc. in connection with the acquisition of SCM World Limited
  • Quanex on the acquisition of HL Plastics
  • The sale of UTV Television to ITV plc
  • Wireless Group plc on its takeover by News Corp
  • Maxcyte Inc IPO on AIM
  • Conforama Investissement SNC on its £600m takeover approach to Darty plc
  • Canaccord on the £175m main market IPO of Eurocell
  • Numis on the £128m Firm Placing, Placing and Open Offer of IP Group
  • Sellers on the proposed sale of CRF Health to Vitruvian Partners
  • Jefferies International Ltd as Nomad and Broker of AIM IPO and £40m fundraising by Xeros Technology Group
  • McColl Retail Group on the Official List IPO
  • Numis and Peel Hunt as joint bookrunners on a £135m vendor placing by Clinigen plc to part fund the acquisition of Idis
  • Canaccord on the £175m main market IPO of Eurocell plc
  • Numis on the £128m Firm Placing, Placing and Open Offer of IP Group
  • Advised the management team on SSPs £1bn IPO

Andrew receives accolades for his "deep corporate expertise" and "good all-round knowledge" by Chambers UK 2017. He is a band 1 ranked lawyer for both Mid-Market Corporate M&A and Capital Markets AIM by Chambers UK 2017; and is a leading individual for Flotations by The Legal 500 2016. He is "highly recommended" for Equity Capital Market - AIM Listings by the UK PLC Which Lawyer Guide.