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Shepherd and Wedderburn

CONDOR HOUSE, 10 ST PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON, EC4M 8AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7429 4900
Fax:
Fax 020 7329 5939
DX:
98945 CHEAPSIDE-2
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

Walter Blake

Tel:
Work 020 7429 4933
Email:
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Corporate Finance

Position

Walter is a corporate finance partner based in London and head of the equity capital markets (ECM) group. His clients include public and private companies as well as a number of investment banks. On the equity capital markets side, he has worked on IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A transactions involving companies with operations in the UK and beyond. His ECM practice is balanced between LSE main market and AIM work. Walter works with clients across a range of industry sectors including, in particular, companies in the mining/resources, pharma/life sciences, technology sectors.

Career

Trained Shepherd and Wedderburn 1993-95; assistant 1995-99; associate 1999-2001; partner 2001.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

University of Edinburgh (1992 LLB Hons); Dip LP (1993).


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Within: Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Shepherd and Wedderburn's ECM group is headquartered in the firm's London office, but also draws on the expertise of lawyers from the firm's various offices throughout Scotland. The team is instructed by corporate issuers and broker/dealers, and boasts a spread of sector experience in areas such as natural resources, technology and healthcare. It has also been increasingly active in the fintech space. Practice head Walter Blake is rated for his 'common sense and practical approach', and Tom Swan was promoted to partner in 2018.

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M&A: smaller deals, up to ÂŁ50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to ÂŁ50m

Shepherd and Wedderburn predominantly advises UK-based companies from a range of industries on corporate M&A transactions, with a growing presence in the overseas investor market. Key sector expertise lies in real estate, technology, natural resources and life sciences, the last of which Walter Blake, head of corporate, has notable experience in. The firm is adept at handling work for both established blue chip clients and fast growth companies, which is reflected in its client list. The 'invaluable' Carl Powlson has a broad spectrum of experience advising clients on cross-border corporate finance matters, with a notably strong track record in energy projects, in both the UK and abroad.

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