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Norton Rose Fulbright

Ian Fox

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Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Corporate, M&A and securities; Banking and Finance


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

Counting listed investment funds, real estate and natural resources as areas of particular activity, Norton Rose Fulbright's team acts for issuers and underwriters on cross-border matters. Fiona Millington and the US-qualified Thomas Vita acted for Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs as global co-ordinators and bookrunners on Landscape Acquisition Holdings's $500m IPO, and assisted underwriters including Citigroup Global Markets, Liberum Capital and Macquarie Capital (Europe) on a £215m equity fundraising by CityFibre Infrastructure on the AIM. Vita and Ian Fox acted for Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan Cazenove on BioPharma Credit's $881m IPO, and Millington and Alan Bainbridge advised Barclays on the $2.8bn sell-down of its stake in Barclays Africa. Clients on the issuer side include Greencoat UK Wind and Vodacom Tanzania.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Listed funds

Within: Listed funds

Norton Rose Fulbright's listed fund practice handles a range of mandates, but is particularly noted for its advice to investment banks and for handling housing-related funds. On the broker side, Ian Fox advised JPMorgan Cazenove and Goldman Sachs as bookrunners on the IPO of BioPharma Credit, and acted for HSBC and Numis Securities as joint bookrunners on the Sherbourne Investors (Guernsey) C IPO. Richard Sheen acted for investment bank Stockdale Securities, and Fox acted for the company, on the UIL's offer to roll over an existing class of zero-dividend preference shares to a new class. In the real estate funds arena, Michael Newell advised Residential Secure Income, which invests in social housing, on its £200m IPO. Other clients include Canaccord Genuity, The Renewable Infrastructure Group, and Starwood European Real Estate Fund. Margaret Simcock

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