Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon

Principal areas of expertise : Anthony is a corporate finance specialist.  In his career to date has included experience both as a partner in an International law firm and in house as a legal director.  He has acted for issuers and financial institutions in connection with flotations on the Official List and the AIM Market and has substantial experience of mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international and both public and private.  Clients have ranged from fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.  Sector experience includes agriculture, oil and gas, mining, technology, financial services and commercial property.

Corporate Finance: AIM flotations of companies in the technology, oil and gas, mining, international commercial property and support services sectors.  Secondary fundraisings - rights issues, placings and open offers, including issues of convertible loan stock and warrants.  Advising activist investors seeking to enhance the efficient management of listed companies.

Mergers and Acquisitions: The take private of a listed commercial property company by way of a Scheme of Arrangement.  Acquisitions of technology companies in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, France and Italy.  The reverse take-overs of Aim Companies operating in the mining, financial services and oil and gas sectors.  City Code offers for companies in the mining, oil and gas and technology sectors.

Private Equity: Advising on the incorporation of, and initial and pre-IPO fundraisings totalling US$189 million for, a farmland investment fund.  Advising on the establishment of a transformational land joint venture and the investment by a leading South American investment fund of US$82 million.  Advising the fund on further investment rounds.

Restructuring: Scheme of Arrangement of AIM company providing life improvement products and services.  Restructuring of Cayman Islands Investment Adviser.  Restructuring and members’ voluntary liquidation of AIM listed mining finance and development company to return capital to shareholders in a tax efficient manner.

Financial Services Regulatory: Establishment of Jersey incorporated unregulated eligible investor fund.  Establishment of Cayman Islands asset manager.  Establishment of UK based financial adviser regulated in the UK by the FCA and in the US by FINRA.  Adviser to AIM quoted asset manager.

Equity Incentive Schemes: Design and implementation of company share option plans, unapproved share schemes, save as you earn share plans, EMI option schemes and employee benefit trusts listed and unlisted companies, UK and overseas, across diverse business sectors.

In house experience: Legal director of an institutional backed agriculture business involving investment appraisal and due diligence, multi-country tax-planning and multi-currency and multi-company reporting, including fulfilling the role of finance director reporting to the non-executive board of directors.

Publications: Former contributor to The Practitioner’s Guide to the AIM Rules - Sweet & Maxwell.

Leisure: Pianist whose enthusiasm unfortunately vastly exceeds his talent; avid concert-goer; Oenology.

 

Phone: +44 (0) 776 760 6417

E-mail: anthony.gordon@kepstorn.co.uk