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DWF

2ND FLOOR CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH, ORCHARD STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 320 2220
Fax:
Fax 0333 320 4440
DX:
62553 JESMOND
Email:
Web:
uk.dwf.law/

Jeremy Swift

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 233 9752
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I am an experienced corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies, equity capital market work and venture capital.

Position

Partner

Career

I advise on a wide range of corporate work including private equity transactions as well as acquisitions for public companies both domestically and internationally, including in the US, Germany and China.


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 Wilson, Jeremy Swift and Damien Bechelli are also notable individuals in the group.

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North: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Newcastle

Within: Corporate and commercial: Newcastle

DWF stands out for its expertise in corporate finance, including flotations and fundraising. Recent highlights include advising Cenkos Securities on a £6.5m placing for UK Oil & Gas Investments, and acting for the Cloudcall Group in a secondary AIM placing. In co-operation with colleagues from the firm’s other UK offices, the Newcastle team also handles joint ventures, M&A and private equity transactions. Team head Jeremy Swift is particularly rated for his private equity expertise and acts for a number of clients in the financial services industry alongside energy and TMT sector players.  Anne Spetch left in June 2017 for an in-house position.

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