Ian uses specialist sector knowledge to deliver a responsive, commercially driven and cost effective service to his clients.
He acts on a range of company and commercial matters for public and private companies. This includes advising on corporate finance, private fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, court supervised capital reductions, general corporate and commercial transactions, and company law.
Ian has considerable experience working with VCTs in a legal capacity and in a role as sponsor acting for Howard Kennedy's FCA registered sponsor entity, Howard Kennedy Corporate Services.
As well as, advising established VCTs on their fundraisings, mergers with other VCTs and winding up, Ian also advises investment managers on the establishment of new VCTs and their initial fundraisings. He advises existing investment managers in taking over the investment mandates of existing VCTs from other managers, or investment managers entering into the VCT market by taking over other VCTs.
Ian advises on domestic and international M&A transactions, including acting for individual sellers and corporate groups on the purchase and sale of UK companies to foreign corporations (both to trade buyers and private equity backed entities).
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