Andrew Caunt

Andrew Caunt

Shareholder

Andrew Caunt is experienced in advising issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions with particular emphasis on equity offerings across both developed and emerging markets. Andrew’s experience includes IPOs on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and AIM as well as other stock exchanges throughout the world, secondary offerings, private placements (including into the United States under Rule 144A) and quick to market transactions.

The Chambers UK Guide 2017 describes him as "legally and commercially very astute," as well as "extremely responsive."

Concentrations

  • Equity capital markets

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Numis Securities as sponsor and underwriter of the £100m IPO of Clipper Logistics plc on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Represented, Deutsche Bank and Numis Securities, the joint sponsors and the underwriters of the £490m IPO of Polypipe Group plc on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Nomad Holdings Ltd on its $473m IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Ltd, a vehicle founded by entitles affiliated with Bob Diamond and Ashish Thakkar, on its $325m IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Panmure Gordon as nomad on the £22m IPO of MartinCo plc.
  • Represented Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited on its US$905m IPO on the London Stock Exchange, the largest new money raise in London in 2013.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank as placing agent on the $255 million placing by Growthpoint Properties Limited on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
  • Represented RBC Capital Markets as nomad on the $40 million placing on AIM by Amerisur Resources Plc.
  • Represented Diamond Circle Capital plc on the hostile takeover by Mr. Abdallah Chatila.
  • Represented RBC Capital Markets as nomad on the proposed $50 million placing on AIM by Dominium Petroleum.
  • Represented Horizonte Minerals on its dual listing on AIM and the TSX and subsequent follow-on share offerings.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank as placing agent on the US$100 million placing by Hyprop Investments Limited on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
  • Represented APR Energy in connection with its $400m reverse takeover by Horizon Acquisition.
  • Represented Justice and the Founders on the US$1.5 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange, its US$5 billion acquisition of Burger King and its re-listing on the NYSE.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank as placing agent on the US$220 million placing by Growthpoint Properties Limited on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Advised Horizonte Minerals plc on its reverse takeover of Canadian mining giant Teck Resources Limited's advanced Araguaia nickel project in Brazil and the readmission of the enlarged group to AIM. This transaction was shortlisted by the Quoted Companies Alliance for their 2011 Deal of the Year.
  • Advised the underwriters on the £250m placing and open offer by Segro plc in connection with its acquisition of Brixton plc.
  • Advised UBS as sponsor to Microfocus International plc’s re-admission to the London Stock Exchange following its reverse takeover of Borland Software Corporation.
  • Advised the underwriters on the US$11 billion global offering of common shares, preferred shares and American Depository Shares (ADSs) by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.
  • Advised the underwriters on the US$2 billion privatisation by way of IPO of Turk Telekom on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Diamond Circle Capital plc, an Isle of Man closed-end investment fund, on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Starcomms plc, a leading provider of telecommunications services in Nigeria, in connection with its US$500 million private placement.
  • Advised Orascom on its US$1.2 billion tender offer for shares and Global Depository Shares (GDSs) carried out on the Cairo and London Stock Exchanges.
  • Advised EFG International in connection with its CHF1.6 billion IPO on the SWX Swiss Exchange.

    °Certain of the above representations were handled by Mr. Caunt prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers UK Guide, Capital Markets, 2014-2017
  • Listed, Chambers Global
    • Capital Markets: Equity (Foreign Experts - UK and Experts Based Abroad - Poland), 2015-2017
    • Capital Markets, 2014
  • Listed, IFLR1000 United Kingdom, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Corporate and Commercial – Equity Capital Markets: UK Capability, 2012-2016
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, "Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm)" for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., ACG New York Champion’s Award, 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$1 Billion), The M&A Advisor Awards, 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (Over US$1 Billion), The M&A Advisor Awards, 2013

Credentials

Education
  • University of Reading
Admissions
  • England and Wales