Investment Companies

Investment Companies

Active in the investment company sector (including REITs and off-shore structures) for many years, both as corporate adviser and asset manager, our experience is focused on real estate, infrastructure and power. Our corporate activity includes IPOs, secondary fundraisings, restructurings and re-domiciles, internalisations of the fund manager, and ultimate sales.
We maintain a close and active dialogue with many of the larger international institutional investors focused on the sector.  

 

IPOs

  • Clean Energy Brazil

    Brazilian sugar and ethanol assets

    £100m IPO with £100m fundraise

    Originator, sole financial adviser, sole broker

    December 2006
  • Infrastructure India Plc

    Indian infrastructure assets

    £37m IPO with £37m fundraise

    Originator, financial adviser, broker

    June 2008
  • Tritax Big Box REIT Plc

    Development of a new REIT and IPO raising £200m

     

    Financial Adviser

    December 2013
  • Empiric Student Property

    Development of a new REIT and IPO raising £85m

     

    Financial Adviser

    June 2014

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  • Trading Emissions Plc

    Carbon credits and clean tech

    £135m IPO with £135m fundraise

    Sole financial adviser, Nomad and joint broker

    April 2005
  • Ecoenergy

    LatAm renewable energy and clean tech

    $150m IPO with $100m fund raise

    Originator, sole financial adviser, Nomad and broker

    April 2006
  • Trinity Capital

    Indian commercial real estate

    £250m IPO with £250m fundraise

    Nomad and sole broker

    April 2006

 

Secondary Fundraisings for Investment Companies

  • Tritax Big Box plc

    £175m fundraise

    Financial Adviser

    March 2015
  • Tritax Big Box plc

    £54m fundraise

    Financial Adviser

    June 2015
  • Empiric Student Property

    £75m fundraise

    Financial Adviser

    July 2015
  • Empiric Student Property

    £86m fundraise

    Financial Adviser

    October 2015

  • Tritax Big Box plc

    £150m fundraise and move to the Main Market

    Financial Adviser

    July 2014
  • Empiric Student Property

    £65m fundraise and establishment of share issuance programme

    Financial Adviser

    November 2014
  • Tritax Big Box plc

    £110m placing, tranche 2 of share issuance programme

    Financial Adviser

    December 2014
  • Empiric Student Property

    £85m fundraise

    Financial Adviser

    March 2015

  • Dawnay Day Carpathian Plc

    Eastern European commercial real estate fund

    £100m Placing

    Nomad and sole broker

    April 2007
  • Clean Energy Brazil

    Brazilian sugar and ethanol assets

    £21m Placing

    Originator, financial adviser, sole broker

    December 2007
  • Infrastructure India Plc

    US$240m acquisition, reverse takeover and associated £33m placing

    Originator, Financial Adviser & Asset Adviser

    March 2011
  • Tritax Big Box REIT plc

    £20m equity placing

    Financial Adviser

    May 2014

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  • Renewable Energy Generation

    Energy assets

    £30m Placing

    Financial adviser, Nomad and sole broker

    November 2006
  • Trading Emissions Plc

    Carbon credits and clean tech

    £175m ‘C’ share issue

    Sole financial adviser, joint broker

    April 2006
  • Renewable Energy Generation

    Energy assets

    £43m Placing

    Sole financial adviser, Nomad and joint broker

    December 2006

 

Asset Management

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  • Akur, Infrastructure India Plc

    Appointment as Asset Adviser to closed-ended fund

    (net assets increased by over $200m during Akur’s appointment)

    November 2009 – 2012
  • Akur, Guggenheim

    Sale of Akur asset advisory contract to Guggenheim Group

    Related to asset management of Infrastructure India plc – fund with >$330m AuM

     

    May 2012

 

Internalisation ⁄ restructuring of fund manager

  • Clean Energy Brazil
    Brazilian sugar and ethanol

    Internalisation of fund manager

    Financial adviser, sole broker

    April 2008
  • Renewable Energy Generation

    Energy assets

    Restructuring and change of domicile

    Financial adviser and Nomad

    June 2008
  • Raven Russia Limited

    State-of-the-art warehousing in Russia

    Internalisation of fund manager

    Financial adviser and Nomad

    November 2008
  • Leaf Clean Energy Company

    c.$400m US cleantech fund

    Sale of fund manager and restructuring

    Financial adviser

    September 2009

 

Other roles

  • Raven Russia Limited

    State-of-the-art warehousing in Russia

    Recruitment of Chairman on behalf of major shareholders

    Financial adviser

    May 2007
  • Dawnay Day Carparthian Plc

    Eastern European commercial real estate fund

    Emergency management restructuring and prevention of suspension (following administration of parent)

    Financial adviser and Nomad

    July 2008
  • Infrastructure India Plc

    Indian infrastructure assets

    Defeat of proposals by activist shareholder to remove Directors

    Originator, financial adviser

    April 2010
  • Infrastructure India Plc

    Indian infrastructure assets

    Cancellation of listing on Official List and Admission to AIM

    Originator, financial adviser

    November 2010

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  • The PFI Infrastructure Company Plc

    UK infrastructure assets

    Sale delivering 35% IRR

    Financial adviser

    May 2007

 

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