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Corporate M&A and ECM

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Our award-winning Corporate Finance practice services the transactional requirements of quoted companies, whether on M&A, ECM, capital reorganisations or advisory matters. In the globalised economy, our client base reaches well beyond UK borders.


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Head of Corporate M&A and ECM

Philip Cheveley

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Philip is a partner in the corporate department and is Head of Corporate M&A and ECM. Philip balances his expertise in corporate finance with a deep understanding of the issues impacting clients in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sector.

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The team has extensive experience in M&A, equity capital markets, private equity and investment funds, as well as expertise across a broad range of industry sectors including technology, healthcare, infrastructure, financial services, media, telecommunications, retail, leisure and energy. In addition, our integrated and dedicated US Securities Law Group allows us to provide US securities law advice and 10b-5/Rule 144A coverage.

Our partner-led approach and project management is a key strength of our offering, allowing our close-knit teams to be exceptionally entrepreneurial and efficient, ensuring a long and loyal list of clients, year on year.

We act for over 60 quoted companies and also count many of the leading investment banks in London as regular clients on corporate finance transactions.  The strength of our Private Equity and Investment Funds practice also enables us to support the transactional requirements of all investment professionals active in the market. We are amongst the highest ranking firms in the legal directories for our work in these fields.

The establishment of our Listed Company Advisory Team provides a dedicated team within our Corporate Finance practice, whose primary focus is advising listed companies on day-to-day corporate law and governance matters.  We make it our business to provide tailored, practical advice to fully support the life cycle of listed corporate clients. We draw on the expertise of the Travers Smith specialist practice areas such as employment, tax and employee incentives and co-ordinate such advice to ensure that our listed clients continue to have a consistent client-care team. This offering enables our clients to be fully supported in the progression of their business plans. 

Travers Smith is an official partner to the of ELITE Growth UK - a  bespoke programme for the UK’s private companies developed by the London Stock Exchange.

ELITE is a unique platform designed to help the UK's most exciting and ambitious private companies prepare and structure for their next stage of growth. It facilitates structured engagement between the UK's private growth companies, entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as the corporate advisory and investor community.

In its role as a partner Travers Smith is delighted to support companies from a variety of sectors facing a range of challenges and exploring their funding options through an annual programme of participation and mentorship.