Alexander Wood is an associate in the Corporate department, specialising in capital markets, which includes work with investment trusts, venture capital trusts, listing/listed trading companies, and early-stage fundraising. Alexander also has broader private company experience.

He assists VCTs and investment trusts with admission to the main market of the LSE and subsequent fundraising, in addition to advising on all ongoing requirements, both in his role as a lawyer and acting on behalf of Howard Kennedy Corporate Services, an FCA authorised sponsor.

He represents both NOMADs/brokers and the listing entities in AIM/AQSE transactions, and offers regulatory advice on a wide range of matters. Alex also assists the broader corporate department in M&A transactions, drawing on his experience in corporate takeovers and share structure alterations.

He loves working closely with founders of new companies and helping to grow their businesses. His rich client base of venture capital investors places him in a unique position to assist with both introductions and the legal work of initial and subsequent fundraises. He also offers general corporate advice to start-up businesses including company structuring, facility agreement advice and shareholder agreements.

Alex is a keen sportsman in his personal life, having represented his county and university for a number of sports and having played semi-professional football. He therefore relishes working with sport-related clients, offering general legal commercial advice, as well as facilitating introductions.

Alex is proud to have been at Howard Kennedy for most of his career, starting as a paralegal in the Real Estate department, completing his training contract in 2021, and qualifying into the Corporate department. Prior to that, he gained experience working in-house for a large alcohol distribution company.

Recent work

  • Launched a brand new Venture Capital Trust on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted ten Venture Capital Trusts with their 2023/24 fundraisings and listings on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Worked alongside the respective NOMADs to help three separate companies de-list from AIM.
  • Provided advice to a start-up business in respect of a facility loan and shareholder agreement.
  • Drafted and put in place commercial terms and conditions for a sporting agency.

Did you know

Alex's main interests are sport, travel and music. At the age of 16 he trekked through the Mongolian Steppes for 14 days on horseback.


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