I am head of Fox Williams' corporate team and specialise in M&A, venture capital and capital markets transactions across a number of industry sectors.”
As head of corporate, Richie advises UK and international companies and financial institutions on a broad range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, AIM listings, public takeovers and corporate governance, shareholder engagement and activist investor situations.
He advises clients in a variety of industry sectors with a focus on technology, financial services, FinTech and natural resources and has particular expertise in understanding the issues facing international companies entering the UK market to seek funding or make investments and acquisitions.
Richie is recommended as a leading individual in the latest editions of Chambers and the Legal 500.
He is a long-time director of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce, and co-chair of its SME Forum. Richie is also a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Expert Committee and recently served on the judging panel of the UK Private Business Awards on two occasions.
Advised Volaris Group, an operating group of TSX-listed Constellation Software Inc. on numerous vertical market software deals, including the acquisition of Nokia’s video product business to form new operating company Velocix, a leading provider of video streaming technology.
Advised NYSE-listed (c. US$16 billion market cap) environmental services company Rollins, Inc. on four successful acquisitions of UK companies, with a number of others in progress as Rollins continues its UK expansion strategy.
Advised Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz group, on various investments including its Series B investment in SafeBoda, a major African ride hailing platform that also offers various on-demand consumer and payment services.
Advised AIM-listed Scotgold Resources on a number of equity and debt funding transactions in support of the development of their Cononish project to become Scotland’s first commercial gold mine.
Advised international venture capital firm yabeo on its investment in digital mortgage lender Molo as part of a £266m debt and equity funding.
Advised Laurens Spethmann Holding on the sale of health food manufacturer, Halo Foods to an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital.