Phoebe Richardson specialises in UK and international equity capital markets transactions, advising a broad range of companies, investment banks and investors (including private equity sponsors) on initial public offerings, secondary equity capital raisings, and other global corporate transactions, including cross-border M&A, venture capital, and general corporate governance advice.

Ms. Richardson's recent experience includes advising:

  • Allegro (Poland’s leading e-commerce platform) as issuer, and Permira, Cinven, and Mid Europa as selling shareholders, on its US$2.7 billion listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange*   
  • The Hut Group on its IPO and London listing*   
  • FTSE100 international events company Informa PLC on its £1 billion equity placing*   
  • UBS, Huatai, HSBC, CICC, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan on China Pacific Insurance's US$1.8 billion offering and London GDR listing under the Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme*   
  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and BofA on FTSE100 food services company Compass Group’s £2 billion equity placing*   
  • Credit Suisse, Citi, KKR, and HSBC on Calisen’s £1.3 billion IPO and Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange*   
  • HSBC, Investec, and CI Capital on the US$109 million IPO and EGX listing of Egyptian pharmaceutical company Rameda*   
  • Serco Group plc on its £140 million equity placing to fund the acquisition of its US defence business*   
  • Masmovil on its €360 million equity placing*   
  • Clydesdale Bank on its £1.7 billion acquisition of Virgin Money*   
  • JP Morgan and RBC Capital Markets as joint global co-ordinators for Amigo Loans’ £1.3 billion IPO and Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange*   
  • Citi, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan as joint global co-ordinators for Vivo Energy’s £2 billion IPO and Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest Africa-focused IPO in over a decade*   
  • Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and Citi as joint global co-ordinators for Sky Betting & Gaming’s aborted IPO and Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange (sold prior to ITF)*   
  • Booker on its £3.7 billion takeover by Tesco*   
  • An oil and gas company on its proposed reverse takeover*   
  • Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch as joint global co-ordinators in relation to the £800 million IPO and Premium Listing of Ascential on the London Stock Exchange*   
  • The sponsor and private placement advisors in connection with the private placement and Premium Listing of Metro Bank on the London Stock Exchange*   
  • Clydesdale Bank on its £1.6 billion London IPO and demerger from National Australia Bank*   
  • Just Retirement on its £670 million recommended offer for Partnership Assurance and its associated £103 million placing and open offer*   

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC (with Business MA), BPP Law School
    with Distinction
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, The University of Law London Moorgate
  • BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of York