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Thomas Vaughan

Thomas Vaughan

Senior Associate

Thomas is an Associate in the firm’s corporate practice specialising in equity capital markets transactions.

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Experience

Thomas is a senior associate in the corporate division in London. He has extensive experience of advising issuers and investment banks on equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs and secondary fundraisings. He also has experience of advising companies and investors on growth capital fundraisings, public and private M&A transactions and the UK listing and disclosure regime. Thomas has advised clients on transactions across a range of sectors, including banks, energy, consumer, mining, real estate and technology, media and telecommunications.

Thomas spent nine months on secondment in 2017 at Bank of America Securities (formerly Bank of America Merrill Lynch) in London, in the ECM legal team, and previously spent six months on secondment in 2013 at Credit Suisse in London, in the Investment Banking Division legal team.

Thomas’ experience includes advising: 

  • New Energy One Acquisition Corporation – £175 million SPAC IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange (for the issuer)
  • Neometals – introduction to the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (for the issuer)
  • Petershill Partners – IPO and £4.0 billion listing on the London Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • PensionBee – IPO and £365 million admission to trading on the High Growth Segment of the London Stock Exchange (for the bank)
  • Saga – £150 million firm placing and placing and open offer (for the issuer)
  • The Unite Group – £300 million placing to fund its development pipeline (for the issuer)
  • Energean Oil & Gas – $265 million (£211 million) placing to part fund the $750 million initial consideration for its acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production S.p.A. (for the banks)
  • The Unite Group – £1.4 billion acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Liberty Living Group Plc, including a £260 million placing to fund part of the cash consideration (for the issuer)
  • Elementis – $230 million rights issue (£176.4 million) to finance its $500 million acquisition of Mondo Minerals (up to $553 million) (for the issuer)
  • Energean Oil & Gas – IPO and £695 million listing on the London Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • Phoenix Group – £950 million fully underwritten standby rights issue to finance (in part) its acquisition of Standard Life Aberdeen's UK and European life insurance business for a total consideration of £2,930 million (for the banks)
  • The Unite Group – £170 million placing to fund existing development pipeline with two new University partnership transactions (for the issuer)
  • Total Produce – €145 million ($180 million) placing to part-fund its $300 million acquisition of a 45% equity stake in Dole Food Company (for the banks)
  • Phoenix Group – £735 million rights issue to fund its £935 million class 1 acquisition of Abbey Life (for the banks)
  • London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse – proposed €27 billion merger (for the banks)
  • Hostelworld – IPO and £176.8 million (€245.0 million) listing on the London Stock Exchange and the Irish Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • permanent tsb – €400 million primary placing, open offer, €98 million secondary placing and €2.044 billion listing on the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange (for the banks)
  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate – £351 million firm placing and placing and open offer (for the banks)
  • Sky – £1.36 billion placing in connection with its acquisitions of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia (for the issuer)
  • Just Eat – IPO and £1.47 billion admission to trading on the High Growth Segment of the London Stock Exchange (for the issuer)
  • AO World – IPO and £1.2 billion listing on the London Stock Exchange (for the issuer)
 

 

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