Jeffrey Elway Partner


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1985 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  London




Jeffrey Elway

Jeff Elway is a partner in the corporate group and a lead partner in the firm's equity capital markets team, specialising in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and Stock Exchange-related work.

Jeff has advised, either acting for the company concerned or for the investment bank or broker involved, on numerous AIM and Main Market IPOs and secondary transactions. He has also advised on a number of public company takeovers, both recommended and hostile.

Clients

AIM and Main Market listed companies and the investment banks and brokers that advise them, including Cape PLC, Ambrian PLC, Golden Prospect Precious Metals Limited, Geiger Counter Limited, N+1 Singer, Cenkos Securities, Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, Shore Capital, Daniel Stewart, Beaumont Cornish, Panmure Gordon and Grant Thornton.

Experience

Acted for the shareholder of Inform Information Systems Limited, a leading UK-based, independent provider and integrator of global retail and wholesale fuel pricing software solutions, on its sale to US-based, Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (backed by Private Equity Houses - TA Associates and Genstar).

Acted for Sella Open Fintech Platform S.p.A. (now Fabrick S.p.A.) on its recommended cash takeover offer for AIM-quoted, Vipera plc (and related management arrangements) valuing Vipera plc at £24 million.

Acted for Upland Resources Limited, the listed oil & gas company actively building a portfolio of upstream assets, on its farm-in agreement with Corallian Energy Limited to a 40% interest in UK offshore production licence P2235 (including the Wick Field), Placing of new shares to raise £3 million for the Company and publication of a Prospectus.

Acted for Gigaclear plc, the ultrafast fibre broadband company, on the unilateral cash takeover offer by its major shareholder, Infracapital (GC) SLP LP, valuing Gigaclear plc at approx. £270 million.

Acted for Upland Resources Limited, the listed oil & gas company actively building a portfolio of upstream assets, on its £3.5 million convertible loan notes facility.

Acted for Thesis Asset Management plc, the private client investment management and authorised corporate director business, on the £47 million recommended cash offer for its ordinary share capital by Regit Bidco Limited, a private-equity backed, management buy-out vehicle.

Acted for the selling shareholders of Entanet Holdings Limited, the wholesale communications infrastructure provider which delivers connectivity and telecommunications products and services to internet service providers, to AIM-listed, CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc for £29 million in cash.

Acted for Gigaclear plc, the ultrafast fibre broadband company, on the further aggregate £110 million equity investments by Infracapital (GC) SLP LP, Railway Pension Investments Limited and Funds managed by Woodford Investment Management Limited, simultaneous £1 million offer for subscription by shareholders and Share Sale Facility pursuant to which Railpen Pension Investments Limited acquired an additional £10 million of existing ordinary shares in Gigaclear plc from shareholders.

Acted for Upland Resources Limited, the oil & gas company actively building a portfolio of upstream assets, on its farm-in agreement with Europa Oil & Gas to UK onshore PEDLs 180 & 182 (including the Wressle Field), Placing of new shares to raise £2.2 million for the Company and publication of a Prospectus.

Acted for Cleantech Building Materials plc, the company set up to invest in or acquire companies engaged in the cleantech building materials sector, on the admission of its share capital to trading on Nasdaq First North, Copenhagen, in conjunction with its acquisition of Diamond Wood China Limited.

Acted for Gigaclear plc, the ultrafast fibre broadband company, on the further £18.5 million equity investment by Infracapital (GC) SLP LP and further £4.5 million equity investment by the CF Woodford Equity Income Fund and simultaneous £1 million offer for subscription by shareholders.

Acted for Plethora Solutions Holdings plc, the AIM-quoted and UK-based speciality pharmaceutical company, on its share for share takeover offer by Regent Pacific Group Limited announced on 15 December 2015 valuing Plethora at £122.6 million.

Acted for Acquisition Company Finance Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group Inc., on the listing of £350 million guaranteed unsecured loan notes due August 2020 on the Official List of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited.

Acted for each of Upland Resources Limited (BVI), Cleantech Building Materials plc (UK) and Vertu Capital Limited (Cayman Islands) on their respective admissions to listing on the Official List (standard listing segment) and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities.

Acted for Cantor Fitzgerald Europe on its £4.28 million and subsequent £3.6 million placings in 2015 for AIM-quoted Belvoir Lettings plc, the property lettings group, in connection with acquisitions, together with its previous £5.35 million placing in 2014 for Belvoir Lettings plc.

Acted for Gigaclear plc, the ultrafast fibre broadband company, on the £20 million equity investment by Infracapital (GC) SLP LP and £10 million equity investment by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc and previously its (ultimately aborted) flotation on AIM and related placing.

Acted for AIM-quoted, Ambrian plc, the commodities trading group, on its merger with former AIM-quoted, Consolidated General Minerals (Schweiz) AG, owner of a cement plant in the Port of Beira, Mozambique.

Acted for Cenkos Securities plc (as nominated adviser & joint broker) and Liberum Capital Limited (as joint broker) on the €120 million placing for AIM-quoted, Summit Germany Limited, the German property group, following acting for Cenkos Securities plc (as nominated adviser and broker) on the earlier AIM flotation of Summit Germany Limited and related €32 million placing.

Acted for Beaumont Cornish Limited on the admission of Global Resources Investment Trust plc to listing on the Official List (premium listing segment) and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities and related share exchanges.

Acted for Daniel Stewart (as nominated adviser & broker) on the re-admission of AIM-quoted GVC Holdings plc, the online gaming company, to AIM following the £485 million joint acquisition by GVC Holdings plc and William Hill plc of Spotingbet plc (by scheme of arrangement).

Acted for Daniel Stewart (as nominated adviser & broker) on the re-admission to AIM of GVC Holdings plc, the online gaming company, following the acquisition of the Turkish gaming business of Spotingbet plc.

Acted for AIM-quoted, Staffline Group plc, the public sector recruitment group, on its £19 million placing.

Acted for Praetorian Resources Limited, the natural resources investment company, on its AIM flotation and £24 million fundraising.

Acted for Seymour Pierce (as nominated adviser & broker) on the AIM flotation of Belvoir Lettings plc, the property lettings group, and related £15 million placing.

Acted for Shore Capital (as nominated adviser & broker) on the re-admission of AIM-quoted, Mercury Recycling Group plc following its acquisition of Ironveld (Mauritius) and related placing.

Acted for AIM-quoted, GoIndustry-DoveBid plc, the online auction group, on its £8 million public takeover (by scheme of arrangement) by Liquidity Services, Inc.

Acted for Cenkos Securities plc (as nominated adviser & broker) on the £18 million placing for AIM-quoted, Brady plc, the leading provider of trading, risk management and settlement solutions to the energy, metals and soft commodities sectors, in connection with its acquisition of Navitas AS and its previous £15 million placing for Brady plc in connection with its acquisition of Viz Risk Management Services AS.

Acted for Cenkos Securities plc (as nominated adviser & broker) on the AIM admission of ASX-quoted Wasabi Energy Limited, the global renewable energy and clean technology company.

Acted for vendors of Virtue Fusion Limited on its £46 million sale to AIM-quoted, Playtech Limited, the online gaming group.

Acted for Cape plc, the support services group to the oil & gas industry, on its move up from AIM to the Official List.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 1994

    • Career
      1994
      Lawrence Graham, partner
  • 1990

    • Career
      1990
      Berwin Leighton, senior assistant
  • 1985

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1985
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      1985
      Herbert Smith, assistant
  • 1983

    • Career
      1983
      Speechly Bircham, trainee
  • 1982

    • Education
      1982
      College of Law, Guildford, solicitors finals exams
  • 1979

    • Education
      1979
      Southampton University, LLB Hons.

Client work