Our Equity Capital Markets team provides legal advice to quoted
companies, advisors to those companies and companies looking to
raise funds on the public markets. The team advises on IPOs,
secondary offers, takeovers and all other transactions and issues
arising from being a quoted company.
Our highly regarded Equity Capital Markets team is experienced in all types of quoted company work involving AIM and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. From our offices outside of the UK, in Germany, France and Spain, we are also able to provide a similar breadth of advice in those jurisdictions.
We advise companies, nominated advisers, brokers, sponsors and underwriters.
We have extensive IPO and secondary fundraising experience with a specific focus on AIM and small and mid-cap issuers on the Main Market. We have advised on some of the largest IPOs in the history of AIM including the AIM IPO of New Star Asset Management Group PLC (with a market capitalisation of £704 million on admission).
Our ECM team is also highly experienced in advising on takeovers of publicly quoted companies. We advise target companies and their boards, buyers and professional advisors and management teams on public to private transactions. Our experience includes advising on traditional offers and schemes of arrangement.
We act for publicly traded companies across a range of sectors, including the firm's core Media, Technology and Real Estate sectors, providing them with day to day advice on their regulatory obligations. This includes advising on ongoing regulatory matters and also on transactions falling within class and related party tests under the UKLA Listing Rules and the AIM Rules for Companies.
In an era where many companies are considering whether a public quotation is in the best interests of their shareholders, we have also been actively working with companies who have chosen to delist from the public markets. We have extensive recent experience in offering practical and pragmatic advice to clients on making the transition off market.
You can view our recent Equity Capital Markets experience here.