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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.

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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 is noted as a “next generation lawyer” in the Legal 500 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions for small and mid-cap flotations. He has also written for City AM and been quoted in the Financial Times.

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. 

Experience

  • 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
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