Gary Thorpe is Clyde & Co's senior corporate finance partner. He has over 30 years' corporate experience in the City across a broad range of industry sectors (including, financial services, insurance, oil, mining, natural resources, computer services, technology, telecoms, shipping, aviation and media). He has experience of flotations and IPOs on securities' markets, public company takeovers, rights issues, placings and open offers and vendor placings and venture and other capital investments, advising issuers, nominated advisers and stockbrokers. He has extensive experience of acquisitions and disposals of private companies and businesses ("M&A"), joint ventures, group reorganisations, management buyouts and general corporate matters, e.g. shareholders and investment agreements, capital reductions, schemes of arrangement, group restructurings and repurchase of shares. He has practised in the AIM market since its inception and has given a number of international presentations on AIM with the London Stock Exchange. He was the Chairman of our Legal Expert Group between 2013 and 2017 and is a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance's group currently lobbying the EU on the replacement of the Prospectus Directive with a new Prospectus Regulation.