Retail Share Offers

Most large UK retail share offers since 1992
 
Examples include:
 
 
 
Engaged by John Laing Group to manage the Intermediaries Offer, as part of the IPO. (November 2014 to February 2015)
 
 
Engaged by HSS Hire Group to manage the Intermediaries Offer, as part of the IPO. (October 2014 to February 2015)
 
 
Engaged by The Trainline.com to manage an Intermediaries Offer, as part of the proposed IPO. A few days prior to announcing the price range the company was instead sold to KKR (September 2014 to January 2015)
 
 
Engaged by Saga to manage the sale of shares to customers and other private investors via a Direct and Intermediaries Offer, as part of the IPO (January to May 2014)
 
 
Engaged by Barclays, on behalf of Terrafirma, the selling shareholder, to manage the sale of shares to private investors via an Intermediaries Offer as part of the IPO (August to November 2013)
 
 
Engaged by Barclays, on behalf of the Company and the selling shareholders, to manage the sale of shares to private investors via an Intermediaries Offer as part of the IPO (July to November 2013)
 
 
Engaged by Barclays on behalf of RBS, the selling shareholder, to manage the sale of shares to private investors as part of the IPO (Sept to Oct 2012)
 
 
 
Engaged by Barclays to manage the raising of additional capital from private investors (May to June 2012)
 
 
 
Engaged by Barclays Capital to manage the sale of shares to private investors via execution only brokers (Sept to Dec 2010)
 
 
Engaged by Merlin Entertainments and its advisers, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, to manage the proposed sale of its shares to private investors by way of an Intermediaries Offer. The IPO was cancelled due to market conditions (Jan to March 2010)
 
 
Engaged by Moneysupermarket.com and its adviser, Credit Suisse, to advise and manage the logistics of the direct offer of shares to private investors as part of their successful flotation (March to July 2007).
 
 
Engaged by Vector Hospitality and its advisers, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and UBS, to manage the sale of shares to private investors by way of an Intermediaries Offer (April to July 2007)
 
Engaged by Thames Water and its adviser, Goldman Sachs, to manage the proposed sale of its shares to private investors by way of an Intermediaries Offer. The project was aborted as the company was sold to Macquarie Bank (July to September 2006)
 
 
Engaged by Saga and its advisers, UBS, to advise and manage the logistics of the direct offer of shares to customers and private investors as part of their proposed flotation. In 2004 the project was aborted as the company was sold to management and private equity (March to August 2004) and in 2007 the project was aborted as the company merged with AA (April to June 2007).
 
 
Engaged by C&C (Ireland) and its financial adviser, Davys Stockbrokers, to advise and manage the retail offer logistics, including the printers, call centre and receiving bank, until the project was aborted (April to August 2002).
 
 
Engaged by Investec to advise on the retail offer and to manage the 100 or so retail brokers invited to participate (April to August 2002).
 
 
Engaged by William Hill and its financial adviser, Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, to advise on the (successful) retail offer and to manage the offer logistics, including the printers and the retail brokers (October 2001 to July 2002).
 
 
Engaged by UBS Warburg and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, on behalf of HMV, to advise on the retail offer and to manage the 100 or so retail brokers invited to participate (February to May 2002).
 
 
Engaged by the joint global co-ordinators (Morgan Stanley, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Societe Generale) to set up and manage the UK logistics aspects of the second Orange Share Offer, the sale of shares by France Telecom (August 2000 to March 2001).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (HSBC) to manage the retail offer as part of its aborted flotation (June to October 2000).
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (CSFB) to manage the retail offer, as part of its flotation (May to July 2000).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (Robert Fleming) to manage the retail offer as part of its aborted flotation (February to May 2000).
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (Morgan Stanley) to advise on the retail offer, conducted entirely online in the UK and Norway, as part of its flotation (January to March 2000).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (Morgan Stanley) to advise on the retail offer, conducted entirely online, as part of its flotation (December 1999 to March 2000).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (CSFB) to advise on the retail offer, as part of its flotation (December 1999 to February 2000).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (CSFB) to manage the retail offer, as part of its flotation (July to September 1999).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (Warburg Dillon Read) to manage the retail offer, as part of its flotation (June to July 1999).
 
 
Engaged by the selling shareholder, Dixons Group plc, and its financial adviser (CSFB) to advise on the structuring and management of the retail offer and to manage offer logistics (including , for the first time, internet registrations of interest), as part of the flotation of Freeserve (April to July 1999).
 
 
Engaged by the selling shareholder, Nomura, and its financial adviser (Warburg Dillon Read) to advise on the structuring and management of the (successful) retail offer and to manage offer logistics, as part of the aborted flotation of William Hill (November 1998 to March 1999).
 
Engaged by the company and its financial adviser (Flemings) to advise on the structuring and management of the retail offer and to manage offer logistics, as part of its flotation (May 1998 to July 1999).
 
 
Engaged by GEC and its financial adviser (CSFB) to manage the offer of Alstom shares to GEC shareholders, as part of the flotation (March to June 1998).
 
 
Engaged by the company, its financial adviser (Dresdner Kleinwort Benson) and its broker (SBC Warburg Dillon Read) to advise on the structuring and management of the retail offer and to manage offer logistics, as part of its flotation (December 1997 to May 1998).
 
 
Engaged by the company and its broker (Merrill Lynch) to advise on the structuring and management the retail offer, as part of its flotation (February to April 1997).
 
 
Engaged by the company, its financial adviser (Barings) and its broker (HSBC James Capel) to manage the offer to financial intermediaries, as part of the flotation (August/September 1996).
 
 
Engaged by the company, its financial adviser (Barings) and its broker (Merrill Lynch) to develop and manage the retail offer, as part of its flotation (July to October 1996).
 
 
Engaged by the company and Robert Fleming, its financial adviser, to develop and advise on the retail offer, as part of its flotation (May/June 1996).
 
 
Engaged by Somerfield plc and Kleinwort Benson, its financial adviser to develop and manage the retail offer, as part of its flotation (April to July 1996).
 
 
Engaged by Orange plc and their joint financial advisers, Kleinwort Benson and Goldman Sachs, to develop and manage the retail offer, as part of its flotation (December 1995 to April 1996).
 
 
Engaged by S.G.Warburg, financial adviser to the company, to develop a financial intermediaries scheme for the flotation of a cable TV company (March to June 1995).
 
 
Engaged by BZW, financial adviser to RJB Mining during its acquisition (from the UK government) of English Coal, to develop and manage a Share Shop scheme through which the retail offer was conducted (October to December 1994).
 
 
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Engaged by Baring Brothers, financial adviser to the banks owning 3i (an investment company), to develop and manage the retail offer, including a Share Shop scheme (April to July 1994).
 
 
Engaged by Robert Fleming, financial adviser to the Wellcome Trust, to develop and manage the retail offer of shares in Wellcome plc (a pharmaceuticals company), including a scheme for retail brokers which foreshadowed the present government Share Shop schemes (April to July 1992).