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James Green

Partner
+44.(0)20.7360.8105
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Mr. Green is a Partner in the London office, and spearheads the Africa group within the firm. His practice covers a broad range of corporate areas, including fundraising and other transactions on the Official List and AIM (acting for both companies and nominated advisers/ brokers), mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations and venture capital investments. Mr. Green has experience in a range of sectors, but has a particular focus on oil and gas, mining and cleantech/ renewable energy.

Professional Background

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Mr. Green was a senior associate in the London office at another large international firm.

Achievements

  • E. Randolph Williams Award, 2009

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Speaking Engagements

  • Global Real Estate Trends, Africa and Opportunities for 2017/2018, K&L Gates Annual Real Estate Breakfast Seminar, London (12 September 2017)
  • International Oil and Gas Seminar, Houston (21 October 2014)
  • "Accessing Global Capital on AIM," Atlanta, Georgia (29 July 2008)
  • "The Business Review," Quoted Companies Alliance Regional Forum (26 September 2007)
  • "AIM - The Critical and Complex Issues," London (17 October 2005)
  • "AIM - The Flotation Process," London (17 May 2005)
Capital Markets
  • Grant Thornton, as nominated adviser to finnCap Group PLC, on the company’s placing, acquisition of Cavendish Corporate Finance and admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Solenta Aviation Holdings Limited on its subscription for shares in, and the restructuring of, fastjet PLC.
  • Cluff Natural Resources Plc on its placing and subscription to raise £2 million.
  • Bellzone Mining plc on a cash-box placing to raise £1.6 million.
  • An ASX-listed mining company, on its proposed placing and its admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Faroe Petroleum PLC on its acquisition of a package of interests in producing Norwegian oil & gas assets from DONG E&P Norge AS and a related placing and open offer to raise £66 million; a placing to raise £65 million; a cash-box placing to raise £62.2 million; a rights issue to raise £69.8 million; and numerous further placings.
  • Stifel, Investec and RBC, as Joint Bookrunners to Amerisur Resources PLC, on a placing to raise US$35 million.
  • Panmure Gordon, Canaccord, Rand Merchant Bank and Pareto Securities (as Joint Bookrunners to Eland Oil & Gas PLC) on a placing to raise US$15 million and subsequent placing to raise US$18.5 million.
  • Central Rand Gold, an AIM and AltX-listed gold mining company, on its move from the Official List to AIM; the issue of US$7,500,000 of secured convertible loan notes to Redstone Capital Limited; and numerous subsequent fundraisings (including open offers, placing and subscriptions).
  • Bellzone Mining, on amendments to its existing loan facility with China Sonangol and a proposed convertible loan facility of US$30 million, as well as several cash-box placings.
  • finnCap on placings by Sound Oil plc, The 600 Group plc, Ideagen Plc , Trakm8 Holdings Plc, Seeing Machines Limited, Elektron Technology plc, Lansdowne Oil and Gas plc, Ascent Resources plc and Elektron Technology plc.
  • Global Invacom Group Limited, a company listed on the SGX (Singapore Stock Exchange) on its placing (US$18 million) and admission to AIM.
  • Molins plc on its move from the Official List to AIM.
  • Reedy Creek Investments LLC on its investments in Malin Corporation PLC.
  • Techfinancials Limited on its placing and admission to AIM.
  • VSA Capital Limited, as broker to Madagascar Oil Limited, an AIM-listed company, on the company’s placing and open offer to raise up to US$26.1 million and a placing to raise US$20 million.
  • S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP, as broker to West African Minerals Corporation, on placings raising £2.44 million and £3.7 million.
  • Amara Mining on placings to raise £23 million and US$22million, and a placing and open offer to raise up to US$37 million.
  • Cluff Natural Resources plc on its placing and admission to AIM and on numerous subsequent placings and offers for subscription.
  • Evolution Securities as nomad to Wolf Minerals Limited in relation to its "fast-track" admission to AIM.
  • A US gas company on its proposed placing and admission to AIM.
  • Seymour Pierce and RBC on the placing (£53.3 million) and admission to AIM of Resaca Exploitation, Inc.
  • Singer Capital Markets on the IPO on AIM and placing (£5 million) by African Mining & Exploration.
  • Medusa Mining, on its move from AIM to the Official List.
  • A Chinese oil and gas company on its proposed placing and admission to AIM.
  • Teather and Greenwood on a placing by Rockhopper Exploration plc.
  • Range Resources Limited, an ASX-listed company, on its fast-track admission to AIM and subsequent placing to raise £4 million.
  • The nomad/ broker on a placing by an AIM-listed mining company and related acquisition of a company with copper assets in Namibia. 
  • Charles Stanley on a placing by Supercart plc.
  • A tyre and plastic recycling company on its proposed IPO on AIM.
  • Strand Partners and Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co on the placing and admission to AIM of Bluewater Bio International.
  • A biodiesel company in relation to a proposed placing and admission to AIM.
  • KBC Peel Hunt and Casimir Capital L.P., in relation to the placing ($100 million) and admission to AIM of Platinum Diversified Mining, Inc., a "special purpose acquisition company" ("SPAC") and the subsequent first acquisition by Platinum.
  • Collins Stewart, in relation to the fast-track admission to AIM of Cape Lambert Iron Ore Limited.
  • Strand Partners, in relation to a placing and reverse takeover by Northern Lynx. 
  • Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. on the placing and admission to OFEX of Alvaston Media plc.
  • KBC Peel Hunt on a placing by The Food and Drink Group plc, an AIM-listed company. 
  • Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. on the placing and admission to OFEX of Hilton Ventures plc. 
  • Strand Partners Limited on the reverse takeover of AIM-listed Gable Holdings Inc by Brown Duke AG and a related placing. 
  • Strand Partners Limited on the reverse takeover by Damask Plc of Urban Logic (Holdings) Limited and Northern Lynx (UK) Limited.
Private Equity/ Venture Capital
  • Quantum Global on its investment in Toro Gold Limited.
  • Hancock Natural Resources Group (a subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation) on its £25 million investment into Energy Works (Hull) Limited and its subsidiaries, by way of shares and secured loan notes. 
  • Hancock Natural Resources Group on its investment of £15 million into The Waste Asset LP, alongside the UK Green Investment Bank. 
  • Iona Capital Limited, a UK investment manager, on structuring its investment in Biogen Gwyriad Limited.
  • MyHappy Limited on its offer for subscription and issue of loan notes.
  • Iona Capital Limited, a UK investment manager, in relation to its VCT-compliant equity and debt investment into Rosewood Energy Limited.
  • Wi-Q Limited on its offer for subscription.
  • BAMMA Limited on its offer for subscription.
  • Hot-Can plc on pre-IPO private placings to raise more than US$25 million.
  • Silurian Hallwood plc on its pre-IPO fundraising of £13 million.
  • Global Oil Shale on its private funding round.
  • An iron-ore mining company with assets in Liberia on its private placing to raise US$5 million.
  • Unity Power plc on its issue of loan notes and warrants to raise US$25million.
  • A FTSE 100, listed energy company, on its debt and equity investments in Biossence (East London) Limited and Biogen Power Limited.
  • A biodiesel company in relation to its issue of a €500,000 convertible unsecured loan note.
Public M&A
  • Rich Pro Investments Limited on its hostile takeover offer for ASA Resource Group, an AIM-listed mining company.  The offer valued ASA at £35.5 million.
  • NEP Group, Inc. on its takeover by scheme of arrangement of Avesco Group plc, an AIM-listed company.  The offer valued Avesco at £124 million.
  • Amara Mining (an AIM-listed mining company), on its recommended merger with Perseus Mining Limited (an ASX/ TSX-listed mining company), pursuant to which Perseus acquired the entire issued share capital of Amara in exchange for new Perseus shares and warrants. The merger was implemented by way of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement and valued Amara at approximately US$109 million.
Private M&A
  • NEP Group, Inc. on its acquisition of SIS LIVE Limited from Sports Information Services Limited.
  • Kayan Aviation Holdings Limited on its acquisition of Plane Business Limited.
  • NBT AS on the acquisition of SyvashEnergoProm LLC, a Ukrainian company involved in the development, construction and financing of a power generation facility and new substation for the 250 MW Syvash Wind Power Project in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine.
  • A national oil company on its proposed purchase of Shell’s interest in Mukhaiznah production sharing contract in Oman.
  • A member of a consortium bidding to acquire the UK Green Investment Bank.
  • ALS Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of ALcontrol UK Limited.
  • Berlanga Group on its acquisition from Carnarvon Petroleum of its interest in three onshore Thailand oil production concessions, for US$58.2 million.
  • Revcontent International Ltd on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Digitalbox Ltd, a marketing technology company.
  • The shareholders of a private company with gold mining assets in Zimbabwe on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company.
  • Faroe Petroleum PLC on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Roc Oil (GB Holdings) Limited, a company with interests in North Sea oil & gas licences, from Roc Oil (Europe) Limited.
  • Dorchester Capital Secondaries Offshore III LP on its acquisition of MARFIN Diversified Strategy Fund PLC from Bank of Cyprus.
  • BlueCrest Energy on its acquisition of assets in the Cooke Inlet, Alaska from Pioneer, its joint venture with Hallwood and its private equity fundraise of US$25 million from OneStone.
  • Andaman Energy on its acquisition of offshore oil and gas licence interests in Myanmar from Korean interested parties.
  • Amerisource Bergen Corporation on its acquisition of World Courier Logistics Group, Inc, a global specialty transportation and logistics provider for the bio pharmaceutical industry, for US$520 million.
  • The shareholders of South East African Mining Limited, a company with gold exploration licences in Malawi, on the sale of the company to Elephant Copper Ltd. 
  • An Asian national oil company on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in an oil and gas company with assets in Peru.
  • Amara Mining on its acquisition of the Sega gold project in Burkina Faso from Orezone Gold Corporation and its acquisition of AUMJ Limited, a company operating a drilling business and developing gold exploration licences in Liberia, from Amlib Holdings plc. 
  • Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited in relation to its acquisition of all of the issued shares in Natural Gas Shipping Services Limited not already owned by it.
  • Edge Group (London) Limited in relation to its acquisition from management of the minority stakes in its subsidiaries not already owned by it.
  • Wisent Oil & Gas plc on farm-in arrangements in relation to concessions in northern Poland and farm-in and well services agreements with San Leon plc in relation to the Braniewo S concession in Poland.
  • Bloc Limited on a buy-back of shares from a minority shareholder and related group reorganisation.
  • Hot-Can plc (UK) on its acquisition of Hot-Can Inc (US) and Hot-Can Intellectual Property Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).
  • ABeam Consulting Limited on the MBO sale of Catalyst Development Limited, a specialist technology and operations consultancy, to Bladeset Limited.
  • Bloc Limited in relation to the sale of its majority shareholding in Katalyst Projects Limited.
  • LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. on its acquisition of Chisholm, Nurser and Partners Limited, a building and construction consultancy company.
  • The shareholders of Security Support Solutions Limited, a security services company, in relation to its sale to The O'Gara Group, Inc.
  • A shareholder, on the sale of First City Insurance Group Limited to Gallaghers.
  • A solar company on the sale of its installation and distribution businesses.
  • A bidder in relation to the potential acquisition of a Romanian wind farm.
  • The vendors of Hanrahan Thomas Limited, a Lloyd's broker, in relation to its sale to Ostrakon Capital Limited.
  • The vendors of Khaos Technologies Limited on its sale to EDM Group Limited.
Joint Ventures
  • Brompton Bicycles on its joint venture with C W Fletcher & Sons Limited.
  • A biomass company on its group reorganisation.
  • Travellers Cheque Associates Limited on the interpretation of its shareholders' agreement.
  • A biomass company on its joint venture and licensing agreements in relation to its proprietary torrefaction technology.
  • Mahiki Rum Limited on the establishment of its business, including its shareholders’ agreement.
  • A whisky company on its shareholders’ agreement and all aspects of the establishment of its business.
  • A solar company on the demerger of its installation and distribution businesses.
  • A company selling small-scale wind turbines, micro-hydro and solar photovoltaic in relation to its internal group reorganisation.