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04 April 2016

Charles Russell Speechlys advises on Harwood Wealth Management Group IPO

Charles Russell Speechlys have acted for N+1 Singer Advisory LLP in its role as nominated adviser and sole broker to Harwood Wealth Management Group plc’s over-subscribed IPO on AIM.

Founded in April 2006, N+1 Singer has grown rapidly to become one of the top 5 corporate advisory and broking businesses in the UK middle and small-cap markets. N+1 raised £13.5 million (before expenses) of which £10 million was new equity for Harwood. The net proceeds will be used principally to provide funds for further acquisitions together with modest associated infrastructure costs.

Speaking on Charles Russell Speechlys’ involvement in the deal, Alex Price, Director, Corporate Finance at N+1 said: “ We were very pleased to work with Charles Russell Speechlys again after having a positive experience on a previous transaction. The team of Andrew and Paul were extremely professional and diligent and offered timely practical advice and solutions to both N+1 Singer and Harwood. We very much look forward to working with them on future transactions. ”

This is the latest IPO which Charles Russell Speechlys’ has been involved in and further demonstrates Charles Russell Speechlys’ commitment to and experience in the AIM market . The AIM community continues to be an important focus for the firm and we are regularly ranked in their AIM Adviser Rankings Guide, ranking 14th in their latest edition amongst law firms with the most AIM clients.

The Charles Russell Speechlys team consisted of Andrew Collins (Partner) and Paul Arathoon (Senior Associate). Stephen Archibald, of Blake Morgan LLP acted for the Company.