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Grant Gordon

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Fladgate LLP

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Corporate.

Position

Grant Gordon is head of the corporate department at Fladgate.

He has particular specialisms in M&A, equity capital markets and growth capital matters, often with an international dimension, with much of his work focusing on the technology, leisure, sport, gaming and resources sectors.

Grant advised the equity investors on the acquisition of Dobbies Garden Centres from Tesco for £217m and also led on the sale of a majority stake in Swansea City FC to US investors which valued the club at £110m.

His expertise in international capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and gaming is recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Grant is dual qualified, having been admitted in South Africa in 1991 and in England and Wales in 1994, and is the partner responsible for Fladgate’s South African group.

Career

Trained Werksmans Johannesburg 1989, qualified 1991; Mishcon de Reya 1992, qualified 1994; made partner 1998, established Gordon & Co 2005; joined Fladgate 2008.

Education

Hyde Park High School, Johannesburg; University of Witwatersrand (BA 1986, LLB 1988); London School of Economics & Political Science (LLM 1990).


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fladgate LLP, whose team is led by Grant Gordon, undertakes a wide ambit of purely AIM-related work for domestic and overseas-based companies, as well as NOMADs and brokers; its particular areas of sector strength are technology, energy and natural resources, and life sciences. David Robinson acted for Baskerville Capital Plc in its £1.8m placing and admission to the Standard list segment of the Main Market. Paul Airley and senior associate Linda Whittle advised PennPetro Energy Plc on its acquisition of oil and gas assets in Texas, and on its Main Market admission. Airley also handles Anglo-Canadian capital markets transactions.Avram Kelman has expertise in Anglo-Israeli matters. Nigel Gordon, whose experience of the AIM market dates back to its inception in 1995, acts for a number of companies that are dual-listed in the UK and South Africa. Senior associate Zehra Kofturcu is another name to note. Chris Chrysanthou departed for an in-house role at Alliance Pharma Plc.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Grant Gordon heads the team at Fladgate LLP, which acts for clients from the sports and entertainment, energy and natural resources, technology, hospitality and hotels sectors, among others. Ian Brent advised a school communication service on its sale to a private equity-backed provider of educational software solutions; Julian Lewis acted for automotive component and system supplier Magal Group on its sale to Arlington Industries; and Graham Spitz advised Zouk Capital on its investments in Green Hedge, InstaVolt and Huddle. SME market specialist David Robinson, Alex Kaufmann, who is particularly experienced in cross-border M&A transactions, and Mythily Katsaris, who co-heads the firm’s India desk, are also noted members of the team.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting

Within: Gaming and betting

Fladgate LLP¬† is known for advising owner-managers of betting and gaming businesses on various corporate, financial and IT issues. Highlights included advising Saw Close Casino on the real estate aspects of its sale to Austrian based Century Casinos Europe, and advising Aspers UK Holdings Limited on a joint venture with Stride Gaming plc to set up Aspers Online Limited. Department head Grant Gordon¬† advises on key licensing and regulatory issues arising from the due diligence process, and the ‚Äėcommercial, proactive and pragmatic‚Äô Stephen Lewis¬† specialises in property acquisition and disposal work.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

With a particular strength in corporate transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe, the oil and gas offering at Fladgate LLP is spearheaded by Paul Airley who recently advised Roxi Petroleum on the proposed merger of its key assets, including the BNG project in Kazakhstan. David Robinson assisted PowerHouse Energy with a £2.5m placing and loan note conversion, and Grant Gordon and Nigel Gordon handled Eco Oil & Gas' admission to AIM and £5.09m placing. Also notable is consultant Neil Vickers who acted for Cantor Fitzgerald, GMP FirstEnergy and Stifel Nicolaus as joint bookrunners on a $40m accelerated bookbuild to enable TSX and SDX Energy to acquire the oil and gas assets of Circle Oil in Egypt and Morocco.

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