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Michael Anderson

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

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Corporate finance.


Partner. Represents a number of quoted clients in the United Kingdom including Hornby plc, St Ives Plc, H&T Group plc and European Islamic Investment Bank plc. Michael acts on public and private M&A transactions as well as equity raisings. Michael has a particular focus on the healthcare and technology sectors, including work for Griffin Healthcare REIT, Ventas Inc., Deluxe Entertainment and St Ives Plc.


Trained Berwin Leighton (now Berwin Leighton Paisner); qualified 1991; partner 2000.


Durham School; University College, London (1988 LLB Hons); solicitors’ finals 1989.

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP was formed from a merger in April 2018 between Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Bryan Cave. The combined entity acts for more than 20 AIM-listed companies and it also generates a strong flow of work from intermediaries and investment banks. Richard Werner has particular experience of handling transactions involving listed funds and other investment companies. Michael Anderson and Benjamin Lee jointly lead the team, which is experienced in acting for clients in sectors such as energy and natural resources, financial services (including insurance), healthcare, infrastructure, betting and gaming, real estate and retail. Much of the work has a cross-border component, as was illustrated in 2017 when Alexander Keepin and senior associate Patrick Lilly advised Numis Securities and Hannam & Partners on a $20m fundraising for AIM and TSX-listed Avesoro Resources to part-finance its $69.5m acquisition of the Youga and Balogo gold mines in Burkina Faso. Senior associate Laura Patao-Caminas acted for Cantor Fitzgerald Europe as NOMAD and sole broker on Destiny Pharma Plc's £65.4m placing and AIM admission. Senior associate Brian Mulkerrins is another name to note. In 2017, Gareth Jones and Julian Stanier departed for Pinsent Masons LLP, while Murdoch Currie moved to Bates Wells Braithwaite.

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M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) merged in February 2018 to form¬†Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, bringing¬†together BLP‚Äôs established team, which is primarily highly regarded for work on corporate real estate projects, with Bryan Cave‚Äôs six-partner team, which handles mid-market M&A across a wide range of sectors. ‚ÄėVery commercial‚Äô corporate finance co-head¬†Michael Anderson¬†advised on the sale of Retirement Villages Group to AXA and HC-One, while Andrew Hart¬†handled Wireless Telecom Group‚Äôs acquisition of CommAgility. Julian Stanier¬†and¬†Gareth Jones¬†joined¬†Pinsent Masons LLP¬†and¬†Murdoch Currie¬†moved to Bates Wells Braithwaite.

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