James Wilson is a partner in our Capital Markets department and heads up our AIM team.

James specialises in corporate finance transactions, M&A and other corporate and commercial work across a broad range of sectors.

He has particular expertise in stock exchange listings (both main market and AIM) as well as public and private equity fundraisings.

Recent work
  • Advising the nomads on the recent AIM IPOs of Summerway Capital, Angling Direct, Filta Group Holdings, and Comptoir Group.
  • Advising a precious stone mining company on the acquisition of Faberge for $142m by way of a Cayman Islands merger and an associated Rule 9 whitewash.
  • Acting for Fortune Oil on the disposal of its natural gas business to China Gas for $400m and the transfer of its listing category on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Acting for the placement agents and underwriters on a secondary placing by African Minerals Limited on AIM, raising $300m, and a subsequent and associated placement of debt and equity of $400m.
  • Acting for a biotech company on its £356m recommended takeover by way of a scheme of arrangements by Upper-Smith Laboratories.
James is listed by Legal 500 2020 as a key lawyer in M&A.


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