Stuart Fleet



Stuart is a Partner in the Corporate team advising on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, IPO's, secondary fundraisings and other transactions undertaken by quoted companies.

Stuart advises clients across a range of different industries and jurisdictions, including companies in the insurance and financial sector as well as defence, technology, pharmaceutical, food and energy sectors. His experience includes handling cross-border as well as domestic UK transactions.

Prior to joining Ashfords, Stuart was a Partner in the London office of a US law firm where he worked on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions for international clients.

Relevant experience

  • Curtis Banks Group plc on a £25 million cash box placing on AIM.
  • Flybe Group plc: Advising on a £22.5 million reduction of capital.
  • Family investment office in connection with its exit from a PE Fund Manager and sale of its carried interest in each of the Funds raised by the PE Fund Manager.
  • Certain Hastings shareholders: Advising in connection with a £99 million block-trade of shares in Hastings Group Holdings plc.
  • W Real Estate Ltd in connection with its proposed Jersey property fund.
  • Coffeeheaven international plc: Advising in connection with the public offer for the shares of the company by Costa Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitbread plc).
  • DP Poland plc: Advising on its establishment and admission to AIM by way of a placing of shares.
  • Allenby Capital: Advising the nomad and broker in connection with the placing and admission to AIM of Trafalgar New Homes plc.
  • Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance: Advising the nomad and broker in relation to the demerger of Greka Drilling Ltd from Green Dragon Gas Ltd and its admission to AIM.
  • Selling shareholders: Advising on the €130 million disposal of Activaero GmbH to Vectura Group plc.
Simon Rous and Stuart Fleet are both experienced and very easy to deal with. Both have excellent technical and communication skills.

Legal 500 2020