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Chris Gotts

Chris Gotts

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Chris heads our corporate finance division and advises on a wide range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on capital markets, M&A, equity fundraisings and flotations, joint ventures, and employee equity incentive arrangements, for both private and public companies.  He has particular expertise in the energy and renewables, technology and life sciences sectors. 

Chris leads the firm’s renewables team.

His recent work includes advising:

  • Savannah Petroleum plc on its US$125 million AIM IPO and subsequent US$125 million placing and reverse takeover involving the acquisition of certain Nigerian business and assets from Seven Energy International;
  • Nplus1 Singer LLP in its capacity as nominated adviser and broker in relation to the AIM IPOs of FreeAgent Holdings plc and Springfield Properties plc;
  • i3 Energy plc on its pre-IPO fundraising and asset acquisition from Dana Petroleum, and its subsequent AIM IPO and secondary placing;
  • BayWa r.e. UK on its acquisition of the 21MW Wathegar 2 onshore wind farm project located near Caithness, Scotland;
  • US head-quartered Invenergy LLC on its sale of the 69.5MW Corriegarth onshore wind farm project located near Inverness, Scotland, to Green Coat UK Wind;
  • Lees Foods Limited in its £5.2 million sale of The Waverley Bakery Limited to Norway-based food group Orkla; and
  • Edinburgh Molecular Imaging Limited on its spin out from Edinburgh University and its associated £4 million series A equity fundraising led by Epidarex Capital, together with various subsequent fundraisings.

Chris Gotts combines “tremendous judgement, commitment and team-playing skills” with a “client-focused attitude, integrity, obvious technical skills and intellect”. One client remarked that "he can simultaneously manage several projects at a time. I haven't met a lawyer whose judgement I trust more." (Legal 500)

Name

Chris Gotts

Position

Partner

International Desks

Telephone

+44 (0)131 473 6020

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Chris Gotts