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Advised Silverwood Brands Plc on Acquisition of Balmonds Skincare Limited, Admission to AQSE Growth Market

Advised Silverwood Brands Plc in connection with its acquisition of Balmonds Skincare Limited and the contemporaneous admission of the enlarged group to trading on the AQSE Growth Market. Total consideration for the acquisition amounted to up to £8 million. (For more information, see the 23 June 2022 announcement.)

Advised AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Exploration Company, Baron Oil Plc, on an Equity Fundraising

Advised Baron Oil Plc on its recent oversubscribed equity fundraising by way of a placing and subscription. Allenby Capital Limited acted as the Company’s broker in connection with the fundraising.

Baron Oil is an independent AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company which currently holds exploration acreage in the U.K. and Timor-Leste. 

The majority of the net proceeds of the fundraising will be applied towards activities in relation to the Company’s operations in Timor-Leste, namely the TL-SO-19-16 PSC (Chuditch) project, where the Company is focused on setting up a potential two-well drilling campaign for Chuditch in 2023. In addition, the Company will apply some of the net proceeds from the fundraise towards progressing key decision points on the Company’s UK P2478 Licence project situated in Inner Moray Firth.

Joan Yu, head of the U.K. Capital Markets team, led the transaction assisted by Cameron Sutton (Solicitor – qualified in Western Australia) and Sebastian Clark (paralegal).

Advised Empyrean Energy Plc on £7.623 Million Fundraising

Advised Empyrean Energy Plc as part of its £7.623 million fundraising to complete funding requirements for a Chinese offshore drilling project. The team acted for Empyrean in entering in a convertible loan agreement with an investment fund based in Melbourne, Australia. Together with an equity placing to raise £3.623 million, the proceeds complete Empyrean’s funding requirements (on a dry hole basis) for the drilling of the Jade prospect at the company’s 100% owned Block 29/11 permit, offshore China.

Advised VSA Capital Limited in Connection with Rule 2.7 Announcement

Advised VSA Capital Limited in connection with the Rule 2.7 announcement for the recommended cash offer by Inform Information Systems Limited for the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital of Universe Group plc to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (Acquisition). VSA Capital is the financial adviser to Professional DataSolutions, Inc. and Inform for the acquisition.

Advised Silverwood Brands Plc on Placing, Admission to AQSE Growth Market

Advised Silverwood Brands Plc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), on its successful placing and admission to trading on the Access Segment of the AQSE Growth Market. Silverwood is focused on identifying investment opportunities of premium consumer brands in the food, organic food, wellness, lifestyle and leisure sectors.

Advised VSA Capital Group plc on Admission to the AQUIS Growth Market

A step forward in VSA Capital Group plc’s growth strategy, Armstrong Teasdale advised VSA Capital on the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the Access segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market.

Advised on Admission to Trading, £17 Million Fundraising

Advised Samarkand Group PLC, a cross-border e-commerce technology and retail group, on the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the APEX segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market in the U.K. The significantly oversubscribed fundraising was scaled up from its original £10 million target to accommodate demand from institutional and qualified investors. The final amount raised was £17 million (before expenses) at an issue price of 115 pence per share. The net proceeds will be used primarily for the expansion of Samarkand’s business development activities and to progress the Nomad platform, its proprietary software platform.

Advised on the Public Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company in connection with the acquisition of all its outstanding securities by way of a scheme of arrangement under English law.

Advised on the Reverse Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company and the Acquisition of Egyptian Oil and Gas Assets

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas company in its acquisition of oil and gas interests in Egypt, contemporaneous reverse takeover and equity fundraising.

Successful Fundraising for Oil and Gas Company

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States in connection with its successful fundraising by way of a subscription of new ordinary shares and open offer.

Advised an Oil and Gas Company on its Introduction to AIM

Advised an exploration and production oil and gas company on its introduction to AIM.

Advised a Major International Petrol Forecourt Retailer on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Second-Largest U.K. Motorway Service Operator

Served as lead English law corporate adviser to long standing client with a growing presence in the U.K. and U.S., in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the second-largest U.K. motorway service operator, which attracts an estimated 85 million motorway customers per annum.

Advised a SPAC on its Admission to the Standard Segment of the Main Market

Advised a SPAC on its admission to the standard segment of the Main Market.

Advised Magazine Publisher on Investment by Thai Developer

Advised a magazine publisher on investment from a leading Thai property developer.

£17.5 Million Return of Cash for AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Exploration Company

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company on the return of cash (approx. £17.5 million) to shareholders following a sale of its flagship Sugarloaf asset in Texas.

Advised Petrol Retailer on Dual Listing and €91.7 Million Fundraising

Advised petrol retailer on the English law aspects of its application to dual list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange and contemporaneous €91.7 million placing.

$57.7 Million Placement to Fund Gold Mine Construction and Open Offer

Advised AIM-quoted gold mining company on its placing to raise $57.7 million to fund the construction of a gold mine in the Philippines and an open offer to eligible shareholders.

Advised on the Reverse Takeover of AIM-Quoted Natural Resources Company

Advised AIM-quoted natural resources company on its acquisition of mining company, Rule 9 whitewash and contemporaneous placing.

Advised on the Reverse Takeover of AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company and the Acquisition of U.S. Oil and Gas Assets

Advised AIM-quoted oil and gas company in its acquisition of oil and gas interests in Oklahoma. Equity fundraising and the contemporaneous reverse takeover.

Advised on the Public Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Mining and Exploration Company

Advised AIM-quoted international mining and exploration company in connection with the acquisition of all its outstanding securities by way of a scheme of arrangement under the laws of Bermuda.

Advised on the Mandatory Cash Offer of £35.76 million for an AIM-Quoted Gold Mining Company in the Philippines

Advised AIM-quoted mineral resources and exploration company in respect to a cash offer from an investment and business consulting group.

Advised on the Public Takeover of an AIM-Quoted Oil and Gas Company

Advised AIM-quoted investment company in respect of its takeover by an AIM-quoted oil and gas company by a scheme of arrangement under the laws of Guernsey.

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