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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Alison Starr

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Alison is a partner in our corporate group specialising in M&A, stock exchange and takeover related work, IPOs, corporate governance and related compliance advice. Transactions which Alison has led includes: Tyman plc on its US$ 200m acquisition of Truth Hardware, its open offer and debt fundraising and move to the main market; EMIS on its £80m acquisition of Ascribe and its related fundraising; Communisis plc on its class 1 transactions and open offer; Yule Catto on its €443m class 1 acquisition and related rights issue and debt financing; Hardys and Hanson plc on its £280m public takeover by Greene King and Turner & Townsend plc on its pre-IPO reorganisation and £220m proposed IPO to the main market. Alison also provides her plc clients with board training where requested and listing rule advice.



London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's team has an excellent reputation acting for both issuers and NOMADs, and it is prominent in large, high-profile AIM and Main Market IPOs, secondary offerings and various other transactions. In 2017, Daniel Hall, Nicola Brookes and senior associate Annika Unsworth acted for Footasylum Plc in its £170m AIM flotation and £40m placing. They also assisted Zeus Capital (as NOMAD and broker) with the £190m AIM IPO of Strix Group Plc. Sebastian Orton and Chris Halliday more recently acted as the lead advisers to OnTheMarket Plc on its proposed £100m AIM IPO. Beyond IPO work, another highlight saw practice head Stephen Nash and legal director Mark Roe advise Investec on a secondary fundraising associated with Conviviality Plc's acquisition of the Central Convenience retail business. The firm also acts for UK investment trusts and Channel Islands-based registered investment companies. Other members of the team include Simon Masters, Alistair Cree, Steven Hacking and Alison Starr.

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