Mark is a Partner in Osborne Clarke's corporate team and International Sector Leader for the Financial Services sector.
Mark is a highly experienced corporate lawyer, regularly advising on a broad range of matters including business strategy, M&A, takeovers, IPOs, fundraising, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate governance. The matters Mark advises on are frequently strategically important and/or complex, often cross-border.
Mark's clients range from large institutions and listed businesses through to funds/investors, scale-ups and successful entrepreneurs.
Mark has broad experience across a number of industry sectors but has particular experience and focus in the Financial Services and FinTech sectors, as well as TMT / Tech, Media and Comms.
Mark has been at Osborne Clarke since 2008. Prior to that he worked at Slaughter and May in London, with a period working in New York.
London & Country Mortgages
Sale of a 25% stake in the UK's leading independent mortgage broker, London & Country Mortgages (L&C), to Experian plc.
Hargreaves Lansdown plc
Rectification of unlawful dividends paid by FTSE100 UK leading investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown plc.
FeverTree Drinks plc
£158m AIM IPO of FeverTree Drinks plc.
Acquisition by Computershare of international share schemes business Equatex from private equity firm Montagu.
Tribal Group plc
£60m rescue rights issue and disposal of Synergy business for software business Tribal Group plc.
£50m acquisition by PTC of software business Atego Systems Limited
The UNITE Group plc
£85m retail bond issue for The UNITE Group plc.
Advised on FTSE-250 listed company UNITE's debut retail bond issue.
Advised on their debut retail bond issue
Advised on its £7m takeover of AIM listed Datong, leading provider of intelligence equipment and solutions, creating one of the sectors largest independent specialist technology engineering businesses
Advised Clydesdale Bank Corporate & Structured Finance on its funding of a merger between two leading speciality pharmaceutical companies. The bank has agreed a £16m senior funding package to support IS Pharma plc and Sinclair Pharma plc, which are planning to join forces to create Sinclair IS Pharma plc, a substantial, fully integrated pan-European speciality pharmaceutical business
The Wealth Preservation Fund Plc
Advised on its formation and the arrangements between it and its co-sponsors.
Advised on its $50m acquisition of Atego, a developer of model-based systems and software engineering applications
Actual Experience plc
Advised Actual Experience plc on £16m share placing from new and existing shareholders
Advised Empresaria, an international specialist staffing group, on the £3.3m accelerated bookbuild used to part finance the acquisition of US healthcare recruiter PS.
- Banking and finance
- Real estate
- Dispute resolution
Corporate governance code for London Stock Exchange's AIM set for further update
The code has guided small and mid-sized quoted companies in improving their corporate governance practices and reporting
Employee incentives: new opportunities for fintech companies
Digital Transformation Projects | The Legal Angles
Regulatory Outlook | May 2022
Regulatory Outlook | April 2022
Regulatory Outlook | March 2022
Are you ready for mandatory TCFD reporting in the UK?
UK government sets out plans for new prospectus regime
Regulatory Outlook | January 2022
CMA's FinTech focus continues
Crowdfunding platforms merger is abandoned following the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) adverse provisional findings.
Quoted Company Update | March 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke's Quoted Company Update.