Gowling WLG advises tech-focused VC firm Forward Partners on AIM float

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04 August 2021

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Gowling WLG's corporate team has advised Forward Partners Group plc, the London-based venture capital group, on its oversubscribed fundraise and admission to AIM.

Forward Partners specialises in supporting high growth, early-stage technology businesses.  Becoming a public company will enable the Group to progress its vision for the future of early-stage venture capital, by offering innovative funding options for founders alongside specialist support.

The specialist Gowling WLG team advising Forward Partners was led by corporate partner Davey Brennan, supported by a core team of Caitlin Cumming (Legal Director), Craig Griffiths (Senior Associate), Chris Kay (Associate), Jatin Mapara (Trainee) and Kris Rogers (Partner).

Commenting on the deal, Gowling WLG corporate partner and co-chair of global tech Davey Brennan said: "We are delighted to have supported Nic and his team on this transaction. As the wave of digital transformation continues apace, Forward Partners' products and services are at the heart of unlocking game changing tech innovation for everyone. This transaction is further evidence of the strength and confidence in both UK tech and London's capital markets. We wish the Forward Partners' team every success as they move to this next exciting chapter of growth and innovation."

Forward Partners' founder and chief executive officer, Nic Brisbourne, added: "We were very pleased to have the team at Gowling WLG by our side on this transaction. The team's technical ability, commercial approach and experience were extremely valuable on this landmark transaction for us."

Gowling WLG's dedicated Equity Capital Markets group, is recognised as one of the leading practices in London, with a particular emphasis on AIM and investment funds. The team has wide ranging experience, acting for both companies and nominated advisers on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, and public takeovers as well as advising on ongoing AIM Rule compliance and corporate governance issues.

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