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Equity Capital Markets

Our focus is on your long-term success on public markets, with the specialist advice crucial in helping you with the strategic changes often necessary to realise your business goals.

We work with corporates, investment banks, advisory boutiques, lending banks and funds to provide the full range of corporate finance work. Our approach is commercial and practical. We are here to get deals done with strong, highly-rated teams located nationally and internationally. We are well-placed to advise on all corporate finance legal needs, including:

  • IPOs and listings
  • secondary fundraisings
  • M&A
  • public company compliance
  • public company restructuring (demergers, value returns, consolidations, subdivisions)
  • corporate governance
  • private equity/sponsor exits
  • joint ventures
  • share buy-back programmes
  • dealing with regulators such as the FCA and Takeover Panel.

As regards public M&A, we have considerable experience in acting for targets, bidders and financial advisers on both recommended and hostile takeover bids.  We take a proactive and pragmatic approach to guide clients through the bid process and ensure it is managed as smoothly as possible.  

  • Tier 1 for Flotations: Small and Mid- Cap (Legal 500, 2018)
  • Band 1 for Capital Markets – AIM (Chambers, 2018)
  • No 1 law firm by total number of AIM clients (Adviser Rankings, Nov 2018)
  • No 5 law firm by total number of Stock Market clients (Adviser Rankings, Nov 2018)

Advice in action

  • Advised AJ Bell on £651m IPO and Main Market listing
  • Advised Cannaccord Genuity on JPJ Group’s transfer from standard to premium listing with a market capitalisation of £743m and Harworth Group’s transfer from standard to premium listing with a market capitalisation of £606m
  • Advised finnCap on the PPHE Group’s transfer from standard to premium listing with a market capitalisation of £660m
  • Advised DCC in relation to £606m placing
  • Advised Arden in relation to £110m AIM IPO by Anexo Group
  • Advised Cenkos on £100m AIM IPO of RA International Group plc
  • Advised STS on €100m IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange