Expertise

Tom is a corporate finance associate with experience advising on complex domestic and cross border energy and infrastructure projects.

Tom has particular experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Tom worked as a Legal Counsel at InfraCo Africa, an Africa-focussed infrastructure fund, advising on a range of early stage energy and infrastructure projects across the continent.

Experience

Tom's recent experience includes advising:

  • InfraCo Africa on its Development Funding Agreement with the developers of Bumbuna II, a 143 MW hydropower project under development in Sierra Leone.
  • InfraCo Africa on its investment by way of convertible notes in Zembo, an electric motorcycle and battery pack provider in Uganda.
  • InfraCo Africa on its investment in the East Africa Marine Transport project, a scheduled roll-on/roll-off freight transport service across Lake Victoria.
  • InfraCo Africa on its $27m investment in InfraCredit Nigeria, a Nigerian credit guarantee institution providing Naira-denominated guarantees.
  • InfraCo Africa on its $10m anchor investment in the Acorn D-REIT and I-REIT in Nairobi, Kenya, launched to fund Acorn's development of a portfolio of high quality purpose-built student accommodation in Nairobi.
  • InfraCo Africa on its $15m investment in BBOXX, a next generation utility ramping up the provision of clean, reliable, and affordable energy access to underserved communities in Africa.
  • A renewable energy fund on the c.£100m disposal of a portfolio of 31 wind farms in the UK.
  • A major pension fund manager on the c.£330 million disposal of two fund structures, holding three shopping outlets in the UK.
  • A major pension fund manager on the establishment of a joint venture with a local council to invest c.£45 million in a research park in the UK.
  • A Middle Eastern government on the tendering of a significant retail development to the private sector.
Education
  • University of Law – LPC and LLM (2015)
  • University of Law – GDL (2014)
  • University of Nottingham – BA Politics (2013)