Kate Francis
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Kate Francis

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francis.kate@dorsey.com
London P +44 (0)20 7031 3746 F +44 (0)20 7031 3799

Overview

KATE FRANCIS HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN BOTH EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS.

Kate acts for both listed and private companies based in the UK and overseas across a variety of sectors including healthcare, technology, media and real estate and also acts for investment banks on equity capital markets transactions. Kate’s broad transactional experience also includes advising on complex reorganisations, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate law matters.

Education & Admissions

College of Law, Chester (1993)

St. Catherine's College, Oxford (Jurisprudence, 1992)

St. Catherine's College, Oxford (B.A., 1992), honours

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Experience

Representative Transactions

Capital Markets

  • Canaccord Genuity Limited and Liberum Capital Limited on Nanoco Group plc’s step up to the main market of the LSE and related fundraising
  • finnCap Limited and Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited on Constellation Healthcare Technologies Inc’s placing
  • Numis Securities Limited on placing by Keywords Studios plc
  • Corero Network Security plc on a number of placings (some including Rule 9 whitewash)
  • Sanlam Securities UK Limited, Mill Residential REIT plc’s AIM IPO
  • Numis Securities Limited on Keywords Studios plc’s AIM IPO
  • Sanlam Securities UK Limited on Parallel Media Group plc’s placing and open offer and on a number of other placings
  • Peel Hunt LLP on PuriCore plc’s restructuring of convertible loan notes and placing
  • Investec Bank plc on Enteq Upstream plc’s placing, acquisition and reverse takeover
  • Inland ZDP plc on its preference share issue and related standard listing
  • Canaccord Genuity Limited on Zattikka plc’s AIM IPO
  • ISM Capital on JKX Oil & Gas plc’s placing and open offer of convertible bonds
  • Nomura Code Securities Limited on Allergy Therapeutic plc’s fundraising
  • Corero Network Security plc on its acquisition, reverse takeover and placing
  • Investec Bank plc on Digital Barriers plc’s AIM IPO

M&A

  • Towergate PartnershipCo Limited on the sale of its independent financial advisory and planning and mortgage brokerage business
  • Towergate PartnershipCo Limited on the acquisition of Arista Insurance Limited
  • Towergate PartnershipCo Limited on the acquisition of Footman James business
  • Corero Network Security plc on the sale of Corero Business Systems Limited
  • Datatec Limited on the sale of 49 per cent of its Mason’s IT advisory business
  • Logicalis UK Limited, on its acquisition of White Label Intelligence Limited
  • Shed Media Plc on the recommended offer by way of scheme of arrangement by Warner Bros and management
  • 2waytraffic NV on the non takeover code general offer by Sony Productions
  • Pixology plc on the recommended offer by PhotoChannel Networks Inc.
  • Towergate Partnership Limited on its recommended offer for Broker Network Holdings plc
  • Uniq plc on various acquisitions and disposals
  • QXL ricardo plc on its acquisition of QXL Holdings BV and associated prospectus, class 1 and related party circular
  • Keller Group plc on various acquisitions and disposals

Accolades

UK Chambers 2018 Kate Frances   undefined Francis, Kate

  • Listed as a Leader in the field of Corporate M&A by Chambers UK, 2015-2018


  • Listed as a Super Lawyer in 2015 by Super Lawyers London
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms 

  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2016-2017) in Flotations
Kate Francis