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Andrew Woolf

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Work 020 7614 2650
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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner in corporate. Andrew advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, flotations and off market fundraisings (private equity, venture capital and high-net-worth investment). With previous experience as an in-house lawyer and as a corporate financier, Andrew has a commercial approach to advising clients and looks to provide added value to clients by leveraging his and the firm’s extensive network of relationships. Andrew advises a broad spectrum of clients in a number of sectors but has a particular interest in the financial services and technology sectors and with businesses investing in Africa.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; corporate department, Clifford Chance; in-house lawyer, Capita Group; corporate financier and lawyer Credo Corporate Finance; partner, corporate department, Howard Kennedy; head of corporate, London, Irwin Mitchell; partner corporate department, Fox Williams 2015.

Education

St Pauls School, London; Southampton University (History BA 2(1)); Cambridge University (Law LLB 2(1)); Law Society Finals (1st).

Leisure

Chauffeur to four children and where possible sport (skiing, tennis and golf).


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fox Williams LLP's practice operates as a one-stop shop for advice on AIM IPOs, secondary fundraisings and public takeovers, among other matters. Although the firm is active across a wide range of industries, it is a particularly well-known name in the natural resources sector, where the work spans areas such as oil and gas, agriculture, mining and renewable energy. In 2017, senior partner Paul Osborne, Guy Morgan , legal director Sean Williams and others acted for AIM-listed company Plexus Holdings Plc in the £42,5m sale of its wellhead exploration and services business for jack-up applications to a subsidiary of TechnipFMC. Morgan also acted for AIM broker finnCap in Rich Pro Investment's £35.5m hostile takeover of ASA Resource Group Plc's. Other natural resources clients include Scotgold Resources Limited and SacOil Holdings Limited. The team also adds value in transactions connected with financial services (including fintech), tehcnology and professional services. Andrew Woolf and Mary Elliott are other key practitioners in the team, which is led by Richie Clark.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Paul Osborne¬†leads the team at Fox Williams LLP, which is noted for its expertise in financial services, technology and natural resources in particular. Osborne¬†advised Plexus Holdings on the ¬£42.5m sale of its wellhead exploration for jack-up applications business to TechnipFMC; Richie Clark¬†acted for NAVES Corporate Finance on the ‚ā¨35m sale of the company to Braemar Shipping Services; Andrew Woolf¬†assisted Clinical Computing with the sale of the entire issued share capital of its trading subsidiaries to Constellation Software; and Peter Faber¬†provided English law advice to Rubis Energie on its acquisition of the Dubai-based holding company of an Iranian bitumen manufacturer. The firm also has a strong equity capital markets and public M&A practice; Guy Morgan¬†advised leading AIM broker finnCap in connection with the ¬£35.5m hostile takeover of ASA Resource Group by Pro Rich Investments. Stifel Financial Corp, Tatton Asset Management and Directa Plus are also clients.

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