Having established its equity capital markets (ECM) practice in 2000, five years after AIM was launched as the Alternative Investment Market – a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange – in June 1995, Fieldfisher's stature as a trusted adviser to AIM-listed companies has grown immensely.
As of June 2020, Fieldfisher is ranked as the number two legal adviser to AIM-listed companies by Adviser Rankings, with 40 quoted issuer clients and in 2019 was the leading law firm advising on AIM transactions by deal volume. Since 2008, Fieldfisher has advised on more AIM IPOs than any other law firm, acting on 39 successful flotations raising a total of £587 million.*
The firm is also consistently ranked in Band 1 for Capital Markets: AIM by Chambers and Partners and our partners are recognised as leading practitioners in their field, credited as being "very proactive, very professional and very diligent" by our clients.
Fieldfisher maintains its reputation for advising clients in the energy and natural resources sectors, and continues to enhance its position in the life sciences and technology industries in particular.
Our strong relationships with the broker and NOMAD community also ensure that we continue to be instructed on many of the highest-profile AIM transactions and our deals frequently make national and international headlines.
Fieldfisher has long been a vocal proponent of AIM's importance as a growth market for ambitious small and medium-sized companies and our commentary expounding the market's merits has been published by both The Sunday Times and Financial Times.
To mark this occasion, Fieldfisher has produced a timeline charting our ECM team's AIM deal highlights over the past 25 years.
Commenting on AIM's milestone anniversary, Neil Matthews, Head of the Corporate department at Fieldfisher, said:
"We congratulate our colleagues at AIM for the stunning achievements of this market over the past 25 years.
"We are proud to be recognised as a leading legal adviser to AIM-listed companies and their advisers, having worked on many of AIM's standout deals over the past two decades.
"We are confident that AIM will continue to perform a vital role in supporting promising growth companies to reach investors and achieve their potential for many years to come."
*Deals data from ARL, Acuris and Mergermarket.
Download a copy of Fieldfisher's AIM timeline 1995-2020
Download a copy of Fieldfisher's Adviser Rankings June 2020
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, technology, finance & financial services, life sciences and media.
Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
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