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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, 2016)
  • Band 1 for Capital Markets – AIM (Chambers, 2016)
  • No 1 law firm by total  number of AIM clients (Adviser Rankings, Dec 2017)
  • No 2 law firm by total number of LSE clients (Adviser Rankings, Dec 2017)

Advice in action

  • Advised North Sea-focused oil and gas operator, Ithaca Energy Inc, on its £1.24bn takeover by Israeli-listed Dalek Group
  • Advised IP Group plc (FTSE 250) on its £490m hostile takeover of Touchstone Innovations plc
  • Advised Motorpoint Group Plc on its £200m IPO
  • Advised Springfield Properties plc on its £87m AIM IPO
  • Advised the management team in connection with the £1.4bn IPO of AA plc
  • Advised Arena Events Group on its £63m AIM IPO and associated placing
  • Advised Citigroup and Jeffries on the £280m IPO and related £66m raise in respect of Georgia Healthcare Group PLC
  • Advised Beeks Financial Cloud on its £24.5m AIM IPO

Specialist Service Areas