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Tom Smitham, Senior Associate

Tom's experience covers general corporate work for a mixture of private and public companies.

Tom Smitham, Senior Associate

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Tom's experience covers general corporate work for a mixture of private and public companies. Tom has extensive experience in private company acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, group restructurings, and acquisitions and fundraisings involving Official List and AIM-listed companies. He is particularly active in the Sport and TMT sectors.

Tom is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advising awarding-winning IT support and technology services provider, Content+Cloud, on a number of transactions including the acquisitions of Sip Communications, Sol-Tec, Mirus IT, Green Fields Technology and JMC IT
  • Advising the shareholders of Veriton Pharma on the sale of their interests to Serb Speciality Pharmaceuticals, a European pharma business backed by Charterhouse Capital Partners
  • Advising multi-award winning African airline, fastjet plc, on its placing, subscription, open offer and balance sheet restructuring to issue equity with a total value of US$40.7m
  • Advising Farhad Moshiri on the acquisition of his interest in Everton Football Club
  • Advising the former owner of Bolton Wanderers Football Club on the sale of the club
  • Advising AIM listed client, 1Spatial plc, on a number of fundraisings and acquisitions
  • Advising the senior management of TTT Moneycorp in relation to the £212 million acquisition of TTT Moneycorp by private equity house Bridgepoint from RBS Special Opportunities Fund
  • Advising fastjet on its placing and subscription to raise total funds of US$44.2 million in connection with agreements to enable expansion of the fastjet brand into South Africa and Mozambique
  • Advising UCL Hospitals Charity on the sale of Inventive Medical to Medaphor Group plc
  • Advising Meredith Corporation in relation to its investment in Iris Worldwide
  • Advising on the sale of Hawk-Eye to Sony
  • Advising long standing client, Transense Technologies plc, the provider of sensor systems for the industrial, mining and transportation markets, on a range of fundraising and corporate matters
  • Advising WH Ireland and Canaccord Genuity on the admission to AIM of i3 Energy plc (and subsequent placings)
  • Advising long standing AIM-listed client, Europa Oil and Gas (Holdings) plc, the UK, Ireland and Morocco focused renewable energy, oil and gas exploration, development and production company, on a range of fundraising and corporate matters including its most recent £7m equity fundraising announced in March 2022.