Russell is an equity capital markets partner in our Corporate Finance Group. He advises both public and private companies and institutions and has a wide experience in a range of domestic and cross-border corporate finance transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, initial public offers (IPOs), fundraisings, joint ventures, buyouts and corporate restructurings. In addition, he regularly provides strategic advice to boards on a range of issues, including requirements relating to the UK Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the AIM Rules, the Takeover Code and general company law. Russell also brings extensive experience of working across a wide range of industries, including technology, telecoms, gaming, real estate and financial services.
Russell's clients include companies listed on the Official List and AIM, private companies, sponsors, nominated advisers, brokers and other intermediaries.
Recent deal experience includes:
advising WSP Group plc on its £270 million recommended merger by way of scheme of arrangement with GENIVAR Inc.
acting for Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro Limited on its acquisition of Thalest Limited
advising London & Stamford Property plc on its move from AIM up to the Official List, REIT conversion and internalisation of its management structure
acting for Investec Bank plc on the £21 million fully underwritten placing and open offer by The Innovation Group plc.
Russell has a particular focus on India and regularly visits the country to meet a range of corporates and intermediaries.
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