Burges Salmon and Nctm advise SEC Newgate on its merger with Porta Communications Plc

Our Corporate team and Nctm have advised SEC Newgate S.p.A., on its merger with Porta Communications Plc

16 September 2019

SEC Newgate S.p.A. is a UK public company quoted on AIM UK with operations in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. SEC Newgate will have 600 employees in 30 offices across 14 countries. The combined group has been re-admitted to trading on AIM.

The complex cross-border transaction, which constituted a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules, was structured as a UK scheme of arrangement.

The Burges Salmon team was led by corporate partner Nick Graves, with support from Guy Francis, Guinevere Wentworth and Andrew Wilson. Nctm advised SEC Newgate on Italian corporate matters with a team led by Lukas Plattner with senior associate Antonio Principato. UBS acted as financial advisor to SEC Newgate with a team led by Rosario Sciacca. Arden Partners (Tom Price and Ben Cryer) acted as SEC Newgate’s nominated adviser and broker.

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Nick Graves

Nick Graves Partner

  • Corporate Advice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Reorganisations and Demergers

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