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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 $21 million pre-IPO fundraising, US $125 million AIM IPO and its subsequent US $36 million secondary placing;
  • On the £9 million investment by the Environmental Capital Fund (managed by Scottish Equity Partners) in Hamsin Wind, a developer of small scale rural wind farms in the UK;
  • AIM listed SeaEnergy PLC on the £42 million sale of its 80% interest in SeaEnergy Renewables Limited (which held interests in 3 major offshore wind farm projects) to Repsol Neuvas Energias S.A.;
  • The shareholders of ScoLocate (Holdings) Limited, Scotland's largest independent data centre operator, on the sale of the company to Pulsant for £26m; 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.

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)


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