Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas
Senior Consultant



T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7863 8967
M: +44 7946 355 380

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Martin is a Senior Consultant in the corporate team working in London.  He specialises in advising on IPOs and secondary offerings of equity and debt on the London capital markets, corporate finance and M&A work, including cross-border and domestic acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Previously named one of The Lawyer’s “UK Hot 100 Lawyers” and ranked by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, Martin advises clients operating in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, renewable energy, natural resources and mining, climate change, financial services and early stage technology.

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    Martin’s experience includes advising:
    • Diversified Gas & Oil Plc in connection with its US$84.2m reverse takeover of certain oil and gas assets of Titan Energy, LLC. This transaction was funded through a new US$110m loan facility and a share placing on AIM to raise US$35m.
    • Diversified Gas & Oil Plc on its admission to trading on AIM and related placing to raise US$50m, the largest oil and gas flotation in London since oil prices started to fall in mid-2014.
    • Panmure Gordon as nomad and broker to Bilby Plc on its £12.7m acquisitions of DCB and Spokemead and related share placing on AIM.
    • European Investment Grade Properties on its £50m denominated seven year 6.5% unsecured bonds listed on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange.
    • Allenby Capital Limited as nomad and broker on the admission of K&C REIT Plc, the first Central London-focused residential REIT, to AIM and its related placing of approximately £3.5m.
    • Queros Capital Partners Plc on its £500,000 denominated 8% unsecured bonds, due 2025, admitted to trading on the ISDX Growth Market.
    • Diversified Oil & Gas Plc on its £20m five year denominated 8.5% unsecured bonds listed on the ISDX Growth Market.
    • Charles Stanley Securities in relation to the AIM IPO of Bilby Plc for a market capitalisation of £17m, and on the secondary fundraising by Bilby Plc to raise £2.95m in connection with its acquisition of Purdy Holdings Limited for approximately £8m.
    • A nominated adviser and broker on the £250m placing and admission to AIM of an Indian property fund.
    • A UK financial services company on the acquisition of multiple independent financial advisory firms.
    • An oil & gas business operating in the US on a pre-IPO fundraising.
    • A nominated adviser and broker in relation to a placing and admission to AIM of a pizza franchise company in Poland.
    • A UK multi-service industrial company on the sale of a NDT inspection business.
    • A UK multi-service industrial company on the acquisition of a UK refractory business.
    • A private equity fund in relation to a Chinese TV programme involving a premiership football club.
    • The vendor of a UK technology company on its sale to a major UK telecommunications company.
    • A private equity company in relation to the acquisition of a Spanish lottery and gaming company.
    • A private equity company in relation to a joint venture in China in the healthcare sector.

Education Open

  • 1986: College of Law
  • 1985: University of Reading, LLB Hons

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