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Alasdair Steele

Head of Equity Capital Markets

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Place - Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Alasdair is a Partner in our Corporate Team at CMS London and Head of Equity Capital Markets. He specialises in UK and cross-border corporate finance, including public and private M&A, strategic investments and primary and secondary equity issues, as well as regularly advising on infrastructure consortia and corporate joint venture arrangements. He regularly advises quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UK Listing Rules, Prospectus Regulation Rules, Disclosure and Transparency Rules, AIM Rulesthe Takeover Code and general company law. Alasdair has a particular focus on the Infrastructure and Technology sectors and regularly visits clients, investors and advisers in China and India.

Between 2000 and 2003, Alasdair was a director in the corporate finance team at NTL (now Virgin Media), where his responsibilities included overseeing and managing a number of acquisitions, investments (including acting as an investor director), fundraisings and disposals both in the UK and abroad, as well as being a core member of the NTL team responsible for effecting its US$20bn Chapter 11 restructuring and refinancing.

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"He is one of the best lawyers to deal with."

Chambers and Partners

"a mid-cap equity capital markets specialist who gives well-priced, commercial advice, knows market practice and, for us, he is a go-to person when it comes to these areas"

Investment Bank

Relevant experience

  • Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. on the listing of £676m of H Shares on the Main Market.
  • EC English on its acquisition of the Embassy English language schools business from Study Group.
  • India Infrastructure on its acquisition of £191m of hydro-power and transport and logistics assets from Guggenheim Global Infrastructure Company.
  • Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund on >£1bn of fundraisings through a series of placings, open offers and offers for subscription.
  • Sportingbet on its £485m recommended takeover by William Hill and GVC.
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  • Alasdair edits several chapters of Tolleys Company Law.
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  • 1993 – Dip. L.P., University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1992 – LLB (Hons) (1st Class), University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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