George Cotter, Partner, Corporate

George Cotter, Partner, Corporate, Fieldfisher

I specialise in equity capital markets transactions.  I have 15 years' experience of advising on flotations, fundraisings and takeovers, principally on AIM but also on the Main Market. I have a particular focus on the oil & gas, natural resources and technology sectors. More recently, I have developed an expertise in retail bonds and have acted on numerous issues over the last two years.

A recent transaction was advising Avocet Mining plc, a gold mining and exploration business, on its move from AIM to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market with a market capitalisation of £450 million.

I also acted for Versarien plc on its acquisition of Total Carbide Limited and admission to AIM with a market capitalisation of £10.2 million. Versarien is an advanced engineering materials group developing a porous copper called VersarienCu and other valuable new materials through the commercialisation of new manufacturing processes.

I advised Good Energy Group plc, an AIM-quoted renewable electricity business, on its bond offer raising £15 million.

My group was named AIM Team of the Year at the Growth Company Awards in 2007 and shortlisted in 2009 and 2011. The team was ranked in the top band for AIM work by Chambers & Partners in 2012 and 2013.

Chambers UK 2015 describes me as having "strong equity capital markets experience and credentials"