Welcome to the May 2019 edition of our biannual Public Company Update, for directors and in-house counsel of quoted companies, nomads/brokers and sponsors, and other corporate finance professionals and intermediaries.

We have had a busy start to the year, supporting a range of transactions for companies across AIM and the Main Market. A particular highlight for the team was acting for advertising technologies platform provider Taptica International Ltd onits £136 million recommended all share offer for AIM listed RhythmOne plc We were delighted to advise on this strategic takeover, having acted for Taptica (then named Marimedia) on its IPO on AIM in May 2014, and look forward to seeing the company continue to build on its success.

The team as a whole continues to see strong deal flow in M&A activity as well as primary and secondary fundraisings. We include four articles in this edition of our Public Comnpany update, which I hope you find both insightful and informative.

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