Fox Williams LLP has advised Summerway Capital Plc (“Summerway”), a newly established investing company, on its initial public offering on AIM and £6.1 million placing.
Summerway will focus on acquiring UK-based businesses in the household and consumer goods sector, including retail and consumer brands, where there is an opportunity to introduce operational and performance improvements, including new technologies and associated operating and value leverage. Summerway is targeting acquisitions with an enterprise value of £20 to £100 million.
The directors of Summerway, who collectively held c.25 percent of the issued share capital at admission, have a strong track record of strategic and operational leadership, and extensive experience of identifying, evaluating and executing opportunities (both quoted and unquoted) and creating value for stakeholders.
Alexander Anton, Executive Chairman of Summerway, commented:
“This a great moment for us and a result of plenty of hard work over the past five months. The Fox Williams team demonstrated their experience and expertise throughout, seamlessly guiding us though our successful flotation. They were always accessible and we really appreciate the hard work put in by all.”
The Fox Williams team was led by corporate partner Guy Morgan, with support from senior corporate associate Hannah Elliott and trainee solicitor James Fisher. Partner Chris Finney advised on regulatory matters and Partner Emma Bailey advised on the tax and incentives aspects of the transaction.
N+1 Singer Advisory LLP acted as sole bookrunner for the placing and have been appointed as Summerway’s Nominated Adviser and Broker.