Paul Arathoon, Partner
Paul specialises in corporate finance, predominantly for public companies. He has a particular focus on the natural resource, financial services and technology sectors.
Paul specialises in corporate finance, predominantly for public companies. He has a particular focus on the natural resource, financial services and technology sectors. Paul acts on capital market transactions for issuers and brokers on the Main Market and AIM, including debt and other non-equity capital issues. He also advises on public company takeovers both for bidders and targets and has a particular expertise in advising overseas companies on bids for UK companies subject to the Takeover Code. He also regularly provides governance and regulatory advice to listed companies, including in relation to the Market Abuse Regulation and on shareholder and boardroom disputes.
Paul has been named as a “next generation lawyer” in each edition of the Legal 500 since 2017 and as a “noted practitioner” for AIM transactions in Chambers & Partners 2021.
He also acts for private companies on a range of matters including section 110 reorganisations, and shareholder/ board disputes. He is a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance Legal Experts Committee.
- Acting for Cake Box on its admission to AIM
- Acting for Grant Thornton as nominated adviser and Mirabaud Securities as broker to Kropz plc’s AIM IPO
- Acting for Tremor International on its acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement of AIM listed RhythmOne plc and its subsequent acquisition of Unruly from News International
- Acting for Avation plc on various equity fundraising rounds by way of placings and open offers
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Caretech Holdings PLC on its proposed £870.3 million take private
Charles Russell Speechlys is advising the independent board of Caretech Holdings PLC, in its take private sale to Amalfi Bidco Limited.
AIM Market Webinar
Our Capital Markets team held our annual AIM webinar on the significant legal and regulatory developments taking effect in 2022.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Duke Royalty on royalty financing agreement with Fairmed Healthcare AG
Duke Royalty is the leading provider of royalty finance to companies in the UK and Europe.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on Trident Royalties’ US$28m Placing
Trident Royalties plc is a growth-focused mining royalty and streaming company.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Avation plc on £7.5m secondary placing
Headquartered in Singapore, Avation plc manages a fleet of aircraft which it leases to airlines across the world.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises 7digital on oversubscribed placing and subscription
7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Oracle Power plc on £46.5m placing and subscription deed
Oracle Power PLC is a UK based company involved in the exploration for and development of coal in Pakistan.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Grant Thornton as nomad and Tamesis, Ashanti and Azure as joint bookrunners on Trident Resources plc’s admission to AIM
Trident Resources plc is a growth-focused diversified mining royalty and streaming company.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Duke Royalty Limited (AIM: DUKE) on £30 Million Debt Facility from Honeycomb Investment Trust PLC
Charles Russell Speechlys advised Duke Royalty Limited on a new £30m revolving credit facility agreement.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises TSX Venture Exchange listed mining company Hunt Mining Corp. on its recommended offer for AIM listed Patagonia Gold plc
Hunt Mining Corp. has since been renamed Patagonia Gold Corp. and resumed trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Public Company Update: May 2019
The May 2019 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Status update: the Prospectus Regulation 2017
Despite Brexit uncertainty, the Prospectus Regulation 2017 is due to come fully into force from 21 July 2019 with key further provisions.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Taptica International Ltd on recommended all-share acquisition of AIM listed RhythmOne
Taptica is an AIM listed global advertising technologies platform provider.
Charles Russell Speechlys act for Grant Thornton as nominated adviser on the admission of Kropz plc to trading on AIM
Paul Arathoon quoted in Financial Times on the impact of the potential withdrawal of business property relief
Alternative Investment Market: Andrew Clarke and Paul Arathoon write for City AM
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Cake Box Holdings plc on its admission to AIM
Cake Box Ltd is an East London established egg-free fresh cakes retailer.
Key changes to the AIM Rules
Following the 2017 discussion paper and subsequent consultation on changes to the AIM Rules, the LSE has proceeded to make AIM Rule changes.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on the sale of Small World
Small World Financial Services Group Limited is a leading multi-channel cross-border payment service provider.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises MayAir Group plc on recommended £50m+ sale to Poly Glorious Investment Co Ltd
MayAir Group plc are an AIM-listed manufacturer, developer and provider of air filtration equipment and clean air solutions.