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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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Summary

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.

Experience highlights

  • Advising Farhad Moshiri on the acquisition of his interest in Everton Football Club
  • 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 the former owner of Bolton Wanderers Football Club on the sale of the club
  • Advising awarding-winning IT support and technology services provider, IT Lab, on several transactions including the acquisitions of JMC IT and Green Fields Technology
  • 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, as well as access to three ATR 72-600 aircraft for 10 years equipping fastjet with the appropriate aircraft to benefit from these new market opportunities
  • 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
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