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Paul Osborne

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Work 020 7614 2503
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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Senior partner specialising in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and venture capital with a particular emphasis on technology and financial services; other areas include capital raising, corporate restructurings, management buy-outs and joint ventures.

Career

Articled AE Hamlin & Co 1981-83; qualified 1983; solicitor Saunders, Sobell, Leigh and Dobin 1983; Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk 1985, associate in company and commercial department 1988; Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens 1988, partner-elect in company and commercial department 1989; joint founding partner Fox Williams LLP 1989.

Education

Hammonds Grammar School; Heles Grammar School; Poole Grammar School; Watford Grammar School; Warwick University (1980 LLB).

Leisure

Golf, shooting, skiing, jogging, RAC Club (Pall Mall and Woodcote Park); Henley Golf Club.


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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