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Fieldfisher tops the FTSE AIM 100 adviser Q2 2024 league table



United Kingdom

European Law firm Fieldfisher tops the FTSE AIM 100 adviser Q2 2024 league table. The AIM Advisers Rankings Guide is published each quarter by Adviser Rankings Limited. It contains details of institutional advisers and their retained quoted AIM clients. These lists are drawn not only from UK and Channel Island domiciled companies but also from overseas companies that are joining London’s AIM Market.

The FTSE AIM 100 index comprises most of the largest 100 companies quoted on AIM irrespective of where it is registered. Eligibility for inclusion depends on liquidity as well as size, which therefore may exclude some of the larger AIM companies. Fieldfisher also extended its lead as the legal adviser to most AIM quoted companies.

  • Increases overall lead of total AIM clients
  • In the top 3 of the Energy, Financials, Real Estate, Tech, Industrials and Consumer number of clients list

Commenting on Fieldfisher's top rankings overall and in key economic sectors,  Brad Isaac, Head of Equity Capital Markets, said:

"It has been a challenging period for businesses and entrepreneurs who are having to navigate the troubled waters of economic uncertainty, upcoming elections, concerns of a looming recession and regulatory changes and updates. However, we are starting to see an uptick in capital markets transactions and enquiries. With an extensive and growing cross border network, our highly experienced and expert lawyers with deep domain specialism make them advisers of choice for the some of the biggest and fastest growing organisations – particularly in the energy and natural resources, tech, consumer, financials and real estate sectors."

Some of the most recent notable deals by the firm's 16 person strong Equity Capital Markets team were: advising longstanding client Amur Minerals on its reverse takeover of Crism Therapeutics and readmission to trading on AIM; advising SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP and Hannam & Partners on a £14.7 million equity fundraising by AIM-quoted Bushveld Minerals; and advising Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG on a £8.8 million equity fundraising by AIM-quoted Angle plc.  

This recent activity builds on the team's continued success in the preceding years. Fieldfisher's London and Manchester based Equity Capital Markets team advised on two of the nine IPOs completed on AIM in 2023, and 19 secondary issues – collectively raising approximately £352 million. This represents around 23.5% of the £1.5 billion of funds raised in total through IPOs and secondary issues on AIM in 2023. The team also acted on two of the biggest deals on AIM last year – SigmaRoc's US$1.1 billion acquisition of CRH's European lime and limestone business, and a placing and subscription by international multi-brand franchisor Franchise Brands plc raising £97 million.

Market-leading specialist equity capital markets lawyers at Fieldfisher act for over 50 companies quoted on the Official List, AIM, Euronext Growth, Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE), as well as investment banks, brokers, sponsors and nominated advisers. As one of only two firms in the UK to be ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners for Equity Capital Markets (AIM), Fieldfisher has more partners and individuals ranked in Chambers & Partners for Equity Capital Markets (AIM) than any other law firm. Fieldfisher also does more on AIM than any other firm – in each of 2019, 2020 and 2022 it came first by deal volume on AIM. The firm's award winning team was voted 'AIM Team of the Year', and clients are past winners of 'AIM Transaction of the Year', 'AIM Growth Business of the Year' and 'Best Use of AIM' for transactions we advised on at the annual AIM Awards.