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Lisa Stavropoulos

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I am a Director in the Corporate team specialising in mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, private fundraising, joint ventures and corporate governance.




I advise corporates, directors, entrepreneurs and investment banks on corporate transactions and in relation to their ongoing statutory and regulatory obligations.

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

AIM transactions form a core part of the DWF's corporate practice. Jointly led by Frank Shephard and Matthew Doughty, its team undertakes a mix of mandates for listed companies and funds, as well also brokers, NOMADs and other institutional clients. On the admissions front, in 2017, Shephard, Lisa Stavropoulos and others acted for Tatton Asset Management Plc in its £87m AIM IPO and listing, and also advised Velocity Composites Plc on its £30m AIM IPO. Outside of AIM listings, other highlights for the team included assisting Zeus Capital as the NOMAD and broker with the £15m secondary fundraise by Accrol Group Holdings, and acting for City of London Group Plc in its £20m reverse takeover of Milton Homes Limited from Delancey. Numis Securities, Investec Bank and Keywords Studios Plc are among other clients. Jay Birch is experienced in cross-border small and mid-cap transactions, particularly those with a US element. Lester WilsonJeremy Swift and Damien Bechelli are also notable individuals in the group.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Next generation lawyers

Lisa Stavropoulos - DWF

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

DWF's eight-partner team is noted for its expertise in M&A, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well complex commercial mandates. National corporate head Frank Shephard  (‘very pragmatic, and able to find solutions to get the deal done’) acted alongside Alasdair Outhwaite  for Arlington Industries on its acquisition of Magal Engineering. Manchester corporate head Jonathan Robinson  advised NorthEdge Capital on its £100m exit and reinvestment in Utiligroup; and acted alongside Outhwaite for Palatine Private Equity on its investment in ZyroFisher. Recently promoted partner Lisa Stavropoulos  is a key member of the team, specialising in M&A and capital markets mandates. On the commercial side, national head of commercial, Craig Chaplin, acts for clients such as Serco and Morrisons, and James Lonsdale  advises Countrywide on a range of commercial matters.

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