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Fieldfisher reinforces its reputation within the AIM market



United Kingdom

Fieldfisher's market leading equity capital markets team has advised on five of the first seven new admissions to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) during January and February 2017.

AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies, allowing smaller companies to float shares with a more flexible regulatory system than the main market. Since its launch in 1995, over 3,600 companies from across the globe have chosen to join AIM.

The transactions Fieldfisher lead on involved the Initial Public Offering (IPOs) or readmissions of Sigmaroc plc, Diversified Gas & Oil plc, Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd, Nautilus Marine Services plc and Saffron Energy plc.

Fieldfisher's extensive relationships with the AIM adviser community is demonstrated by the fact that in all five of the transactions we acted for the nominated advisers and brokers to the companies, including Strand Hanson, Zeus Capital, Mirabaud Securities, FinnCap and Grant Thornton.

It is testament to the team's approach however that, in the case of Sigmaroc, a company pursuing a buy and build strategy focused on heavy construction materials, has since instructed Fieldfisher corporate finance Partner, Anthony Brockbank to act for it in place of the lawyers who acted for it on the listing. This is a great example of how the equity capital markets team's expertise has helped smaller firms position themselves on one the world's most successful growth market.

Neil Matthews, head of the firm's equity capital markets team commented: "If any further proof were needed, these statistics reinforce the firm's leading reputation and standing as a legal adviser within the AIM market. Whilst they also demonstrate our outstanding presence in the energy and natural resources sector, we are also thrilled that despite generally a quieter period for equity markets, Fieldfisher continues to be extremely active across a range of market sectors, such as healthcare where we have recently acted for Cenkos Securities on a £8m fundraising by Collagen Solutions plc and for Numis Securities and Nplus1 Singer on a £25m placing by Abzena plc."

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