Michelle Gomes Managing associate

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Michelle Gomes

Michelle Gomes
Managing associate

T: +44 20 7809 2370 M: +44 7872 106 630 Email Michelle | vCard Office: London

Michelle is a managing associate in the corporate team, specialising in private M&A, joint ventures and equity fundraising within a broad range of sectors, with specific focus on the life sciences, technology and green tech industries.
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Michelle has particular expertise in the life sciences industry, having spent time on secondment to FTSE 250 company BTG plc (since acquired by Boston Scientific), and Astellas Pharma.

Michelle's recent experience includes acting for: e-therapeutics plc on its £12.4million equity fundraise; a life sciences company on its divestment of a legacy product; a seller on their sale of their stake in a London REIT for £436 million; AIM listed Focusrite plc on its acquisition of Linea Research Holdings; Anglia Maltings on their entry into a three way joint venture with Frontier Agriculture and Camgrain; Highview Power on their growth capital round which totalled $70 million; the sellers of Arcola Energy on their sale to Canadian listed company Ballard Power Systems; CLS Group on the sale of Future Climate Info to Canadian listed Dye & Durham; 3 Step IT on its strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to create a leading integrated IT leasing business across various European jurisdictions; and various early stage companies and VC funds on equity funding rounds (from Series A onwards).

  • Public and private M&A
  • Joint ventures
  • Growth and venture capital
  • Equity capital markets

Michelle has advised on a broad range of M&A transactions, including:

CLS Group

Advising CLS Group on its sales of:

  • Future Climate Info to Dye & Durham Corporation for £55 million; and
  • CLS Risk Solutions to Specialist Risk Group.

Trafalgar Entertainment

Advising Trafalgar Entertainment Group on its acquisitions of:

  • HQ Theatres; and 
  • the Helen O'Grady drama academy.

Focusrite plc

Advising Focusrite plc on its acquisition of Linea Research Holdings.

Arcola Energy

Advised the sellers of Arcola Energy, a systems engineering company, on the company's acquisition by Canadian listed company Ballard Power Systems. Ballard acquired 100% of Arcola for total upfront and earn-out cash and share consideration of up to US$40 million, based on the achievement of certain performance milestones.

Arthur J Gallagher & Co. 

Advising Arthur J Gallagher & Co. on its acquisition of specialist insurance broker The Bollington Wilson Group.

Focusrite plc

Advising AIM listed Focusrite plc on its acquisition of Linea Research Holdings.

BTG plc

Advising on BTG plc's £160 million joint underwritten cash box placing in connection with the acquisition of PneumRx, Inc.

3 Step IT strategic partnership with BNP Paribas

Advising Finnish-based 3 Step IT on its strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to create a leading integrated IT leasing business across various European jurisdictions.

Anglia Maltings

Advising Anglia Maltings on a three way joint venture with Frontier Agriculture (a JV between ABF and Cargill) and Camgrain (a farmer owned cooperative) to create Europe's largest oat processing plant.

More: Joint ventures

Highview Power

Advising Highview Power, a London-based cryogenic energy storage company, on initial and follow-on growth investments totalling US$70 million, from Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Janus Continental Group, TSK and existing investors.

Litta App

Advising ethical, waste removal tech platform, Litta App, on their £2 million Series A fundraising from VCT, Beringea.

Picnic Media

Advising AdTech company, Picnic Media, on their £2 million fundraise from EIS and VCT fund, Guinness Asset Management.

Finch Capital

Advising VC fund, Finch Capital, on its initial investment and follow-on rounds in AI data analytics company, Brytlyt.

More: Growth and venture capital

e-therapeutics plc

Advising e-therapeutics plc on its £12.4 million fundraise. Based in Oxford, UK, e-therapeutics aims to transform the drug discovery process by leveraging its computational power and biological expertise to accelerate the path to identifying and developing effective therapies.

Time Out Group plc

Advising Time Out Group on their placing and open offer to raise up to £49 million.

Hotel Chocolat plc

Advising British chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, on their £22 million placing, having also worked on their AIM IPO in 2016.

More: Equity capital markets
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  • Technology
  • Power and renewables

e-therapeutics plc

Advising e-therapeutics plc on its £12.4 million fundraise. Based in Oxford, UK, e-therapeutics aims to transform the drug discovery process by leveraging its computational power and biological expertise to accelerate the path to identifying and developing effective therapies.

BTG plc

Advising on BTG plc's £160 million joint underwritten cash box placing in connection with the acquisition of PneumRx, Inc.

FTSE 250 healthcare company

Advised in relation to a private acquisition of a university spin out.

3 Step IT strategic partnership with BNP Paribas

Advising Finnish-based 3 Step IT on its strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to create a leading integrated IT leasing business across various European jurisdictions.

Litta App

Advising ethical, waste removal tech platform, Litta App, on their £2 million Series A fundraising from VCT, Beringea.

Picnic Media

Advising AdTech company, Picnic Media, on their £2 million fundraise from EIS and VCT fund, Guinness Asset Management.

Finch Capital

Advising VC fund, Finch Capital, on its initial investment and follow-on rounds in AI data analytics company, Brytlyt. 

More: Technology

Highview Power

Advising Highview Power, a London-based cryogenic energy storage company, on initial and follow-on growth investments totalling US$70 million, from Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Janus Continental Group, TSK and existing investors.

Arcola Energy

Advised the sellers of Arcola Energy, a systems engineering company, on the company's acquisition by Canadian listed company Ballard Power Systems. Ballard acquired 100% of Arcola for total upfront and earn-out cash and share consideration of up to US$40 million, based on the achievement of certain performance milestones.

More: Power and renewables

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