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What is a Public Limited Company?

Public limited companies are limited companies with issued share capital with a nominal value of at least £50,000. Shares in PLCs can be admitted to trading on stock markets and traded by the general public or may be privately held. PLCs are subject to increased regulation when compared to private limited companies.

We regularly act for a number of long-standing PLC clients in relation to all of their legal requirements.

What is the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)?

Originally known as the Alternative Investment Market, AIM is a stock market for smaller, young and fast-growing companies (both UK and international companies).

AIM enables such companies to have market access at an earlier stage of development than would be possible on the London Stock Exchange, which is the operator and regulator of AIM.

In 2004, we advised Wynnstay Group plc in connection with its admission to AIM from Ofex (now ISDX), and its placing of £1,500,000 of new shares. Wynnstay was a complex business which had a turnover in 2003 of £85,000,000 and at the time of the flotation had three trading divisions, four subsidiaries, three joint ventures and two other associated companies and a portfolio of 45 properties.

In 2007, we advised Baqus Group plc on its admission to AIM and placing of shares. In addition and immediately prior to the admission, we advised Baqus on the simultaneous merger of three quantity surveying practices, giving it a national reach.

What is PLUS / ISDX?

Our Corporate Solicitors also have experience advising companies in relation to their admission to trading on PLUS (which has now become ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange, also known as ISDX). It is a London based “next generation” stock exchange providing cash trading and listing, derivatives and technology services.

Our Experience

 Examples of the work and advice we have provided to public limited companies include:

  • Listing of Baqus Group plc to AIM;
  • Listing of Wynnstay Group plc to AIM (from PLUS);
  • Disposal of subsidiary of an IT plc for an undisclosed amount;
  • Acquisitions of numerous agricultural companies and businesses for a listed PLC;
  • Acquisition of Quantity Surveyor businesses for a listed PLC;
  • Acquisitions of businesses and companies for a PLC in the fire and security systems industry;
  • Delisting of a company from AIM;
  • Private placing of shares for a carpet manufacturer/distributor as part of an Enterprise Investment Scheme;
  • Private placing of an Insured Debenture Loan Stock to raise finance for film production;
  • Liaising with the Takeover Panel on a Code Waiver; and
  • Reregistration of a company as a PLC prior to its sale and liaising with the Takeover Panel in relation to the same.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Mohammed Akeel Latif

Mohammed Akeel Latif

Akeel is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Commercial Team at Myerson

Scott Sands

Scott Sands

Scott is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Team

Carla Murray

Carla Murray

Carla is a Partner and Head of our Commercial Team

Terry Moore

Terry Moore

Terry is a Senior Associate in our Corporate Commercial Team. Terry is also the Head of the Brexit Team at Myerson.

Richard Meehan

Richard Meehan

Richard is Senior Associate in our Corporate Commercial Team

Joanna Colgan

Joanna Colgan

Joanna is a Solicitor in our Corporate Commercial Team


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