Mark Langford


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  • The College of Law, Chester, Diploma in Legal Practice, Commendation, 1997
  • University of Oxford, MA (Oxon), Jurisprudence, 1995
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Member, Law Society of England & Wales

Mark has practiced in the general corporate transactional and advisory fields since shortly after qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1999.

His practice places particular emphasis on private equity and venture capital transactions, where he acts for institutional investors and management teams, corporate equity and debt fundraisings and business startups. He also has experience advising both UK and U.S. private and public companies on acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shares, admission to public equity markets, corporate insolvency and financial restructuring matters.

T: +44 20 7632 1683F: +44 20 7632 1638mlangford@mcguirewoods.com11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

Representation of a natural resources focused special situations fund on a PIPE investment by way of secured convertible notes issued by an Australian AIM listed mining company.

Advised a major European retail and investment bank on disposals and restructurings of private equity investments in various UK retailers and manufacturing companies and disposals of holdings in private equity funds.

Advice to majority shareholders in a UK gaming software developer on its reverse takeover into Global Gaming Technologies plc, an AIM-listed investment company.

Representation of the security trustee of US$400m promissory notes in relation to the insolvency of UK issuer group guarantors.

Advice to JM Finn and Co and Daniel Stewart & Co plc as respective broker and AIM nominated adviser on the admission of Jelf Group plc to AIM.

Advice to a U.S.-incorporated biotechnology company on extending a rights issue to its UK domiciled shareholders.

Representation of the NASDAQ-listed MIPS Technologies, Inc. on its acquisition of a privately owned UK computer software and hardware development company.

Representation of 3i Group plc and minority private equity investor shareholders in Wimpy Restaurants Group Limited on the disposal of that company and its subsidiaries by way of a secondary management buy-out.

Representation of Royal Bank Investments Limited on its equity and loan note investment in a group that acquired the London Stock Exchange-listed aircraft interiors and safety products manufacturer Britax Group plc at a value of c£450m.

Advice to a company backed by the government of the Netherlands on the acquisition of a UK-based electricity trading platform.

Representation of Seton House Group Limited and Royal Bank Investments Limited on the restructuring of the financing of Britax Group plc including the issue of a €105m high yield bond listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Representation of the promoters of a series of closed ended funds in fundraisings conducted for the purpose of investing in distressed debt and other troubled assets.

Representation of the High Court appointed administrators and liquidators of a UK subsidiary of a German manufacturer and distributor of commercial printers as part of a global group insolvency

Listed as "Recommended," Corporate M&A: Smaller Deals up to £50m, The Legal 500 UK, 2012

Listed as "Attracting High Praise from Clients," Corporate and M&A: Smaller Deals up to £50m, The Legal 500 UK, 2011