DLA Piper advises Allied Minds on IPO and admission to trading on LSE main market

DLA Piper has advised Allied Minds on its initial public offering (IPO) and admission to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The offer price has been set at 190p per share, valuing the company at £398m.

Allied Minds is a Boston-based innovation company that forms, funds, manages and builds start-ups based on early-stage technology originating from US universities and federally funded research institutions.

The company currently has partnerships with 33 US universities and 26 federal government institutions, including the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. It considers more than 2,000 pieces of technology a year.

The DLA Piper team was led by international head of corporate Charles Severs, and comprised head of EMEA capital markets Alex Tamlyn, senior associates Martin Penn and Louise Barber, associate Johannes Poon and trainee Bhav Parekh.

Partner Yunus Maka and associate Phebe Hemmings advised on the reorganisation. The firm’s Boston team included partner Michael Turner (now general counsel at Allied Minds), associate Christopher King and attorney Tim Fuhriman.