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Speechly Bircham's capital market practice has scooped yet another instruction through its lucrative relationship with Wharton Asset Management, this time acting on the listing of an investment fund. Trio Finance, which invests in investment-grade, asset-backed securities, launched a listing on the London Stock Exchange together with share issuance to raise $100m (£54.23m). Wharton acts as Trio's investment manager, and chose favoured Speechly banking partner Paul Kay to lead on the deal. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Citigroup and KPMG as bookrunner and sponsor respectively, while Ashurst acted for Trio. Speechly's relationship with Wharton has been a particularly fruitful union for the firm, with a swathe of work coming its way. Over the past 12 months, the firm has advised Wharton on securitisations worth more than $10bn (£5.42bn), with more work undoubtedly to come.
Kay and tax partner James Carter were the key pairing on the majority of the deals.