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Robert Boyle

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner in corporate and M&A group, advising on a broad range of corporate transactions, particularly in the public sector where he has significant experience of takeover and equity capital markets work, as well as in private M&A transactions.

Career

Trained Freshfields; qualified 1993; senior assistant Macfarlanes 1999, partner 2001.

Languages

French.

Education

Sevenoaks School; St John’s College, Cambridge (1989 MA); College of Law, Guildford (CPE and LSF).


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP's practice is 'excellent on all fronts', and has 'strength in depth across a number of disciplines'; 'extremely happy' clients say the team is 'very commercial and provides succinct advice'. Group head Robert Boyle, who assisted Supermarket Income REIT with its £100m IPO on the LSE, is 'a brilliant lead partner whose technical excellence is matched by his client-handling skills'; he has 'real authority' and is 'a great communicator'. Harry Coghill advised Xafinity's management team on its £190m LSE IPO, and acted for Regal Entertainment Group on its $3.6bn merger with Cineworld Group, which involved a rights issuance and a reverse takeover. Mark Slade acted for Regional REIT on a £100m equity fundraising to fund its acquisition of two property portfolios. Richard Burrows is also active in the space.

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Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Boyle - Macfarlanes LLP

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

At Macfarlanes LLP, Robert Boyle leads a core team, which includes Harry Coghill, Richard Burrows and special counsel Mark Slade. Its understanding of the small and mid-cap sphere is derived from its work for a diverse range of clients, such as corporate issuers, investment funds, NOMADs, shareholders and trustees. Complementing the firm's strong transactional capabilities are its first-rate tax and regulatory expertise. In 2017, Boyle and Slade were part of a cross-practice team, which advised Supermarket Income REIT Plc on its £100m IPO on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market. The same team also assisted the client with a £20m follow-on fundraise. Also notable was that, in a separate matter, Slade acted for commercial property fund Regional REIT in a secondary fundraise of up to £100m.

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