John Reed

John is a Partner in the Financial Services and Funds team and for over 20 years has been advising clients in the investment management sector on fund formation and related advice. John helps investment management houses, and the investment banks and sponsors that advise them, on the full life cycle of investment funds, from fund structuring and launch, secondary and down steam investment through to fund restructurings.

John is an acknowledged leading individual (Legal 500) in the closed-ended listed investment company sector (including REITs) having worked on some of the most high profile and innovative listed investment company launches over the last two decades. The Gowling WLG listed investment company practice is ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 for its industry leading expertise.

Alongside his investment funds practice, John also advises corporate clients generally on corporate finance matters including public company takeovers under the City Code, and IPOs and secondary fund raisings.

Experience

Examples of John's recent experience are:

  • Acting for Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited on its initial public offering and subsequent equity fundraisings on the London Stock Exchange's Specialist Fund Segment. Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited was the first UK listed investment company to provide investors with dedicated exposure to the core infrastructure of the digital economy. The Company invests in Data Centres, Telecommunications Towers and Fibre Networks in the UK, Europe and North America.
  • Acting for Empiric Student Property Plc on its initial public offering and all subsequent equity fundraisings on the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List. Empiric Student Property Plc, a UK REIT, is a leading provider and operator of modern, direct-let, nominated or leased student accommodation located in prime city centre locations in top university towns and cities in the UK.
  • Acting for Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc on its initial public offering and all subsequent equity fundraisings on the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List. Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc is the first and only UK listed investment trust focused on UK forestry, afforestation and natural capital. The company's approach to sustainable forestry is closely aligned with five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and encompasses protecting the natural environment, enhancing biodiversity levels, making a positive contribution to carbon sequestration, and supporting rural communities.
  • Acting for Triple Point Energy Transition Plc (formerly Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Plc) on its on its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange's Specialist Fund Segment and subsequent move to the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List. Triple Point Energy Transition plc invests holistically across the energy sector focusing on three thematic areas: Generation of energy - ensuring less energy loss by investing in lower carbon energy generation closer to where it is consumed; Storage and distribution of energy - stabilising the grid and managing the imbalance of generation and consumption by funding energy storage solutions; and Reducing demand for energy - maximising energy efficiency by providing the same output in a more efficient way either through energy efficiency measures or producing energy onsite.
  • Acting for Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited on its on its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange's Specialist Fund Segment and subsequent move to the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List. Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited is a listed investment company that aims to provide investors with an attractive level of regular and growing income and capital returns from investment primarily in high quality, music intellectual property.
  • Acting for abrdn European Logistics Income Plc on its initial public offering and all subsequent equity fundraisings on the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List. abrdn European Logistics Income PLC is an investment trust investing in high quality European logistics real estate.
  • Acting for Odyssean Investment Trust Plc on its initial public offering and all subsequent equity fundraisings on the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List.
  • Acting for Horizon GP Limited on the launch of Horizon Secure Residential Income LP and Horizon Long Lease Housing LP in invest into portfolios of UK social and affordable housing.
  • Acting for Jefferies International Limited in relation to the initial public offering and all subsequent equity fundraisings on the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List for SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust Plc.
  • Acting for Investec Bank Plc in relation to the initial public offering on the Premium Listing Segment of the FCA's Official List for Pantheon Infrastructure Plc.