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Equity capital markets

Access to capital may be the single most important factor in the growth of any business, from the largest multi-national corporation to the smallest private firm. Knowing when to access the markets and how to structure additional capital issuances in an evolving regulatory environment can present significant challenges. We can advise you on successful capital markets transactions by working alongside you and your other advisers and operating in an efficient and cost effective manner to meet your growth objectives.

Legal advice in equity capital markets

We act for:

  • international and domestic issuers, including corporates and investment funds
  • investment banks and brokers
  • selling shareholders, including executives and other insiders

We have significant experience with:

  • initial public offerings
  • equity offerings, including overnight, bought, marketed and at-the-market deals
  • debt offerings, including retail notes and convertible debt
  • transferable and non-transferable rights offerings
  • private placements of debt and equity capital secondary offerings
  • block trades
  • the preparation of ongoing regulatory disclosure filings including shelf registration statements, quarterly, annual and current reports for domestic and foreign issuers
  • securities holdings reports by insiders and other significant shareholders
  • annual and special proxy filings and related proxy matters
  • proxy contests, activist investor engagement, and managing hostile bids

Our capital markets experience

Recent capital markets transactions include advising:

  • New River Retail Limited, a UK REIT specializing in value-creating retail property investment and active asset management, on its IPO, over £700m of subsequent fundraisings and its transfer to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange
  • Eurocell plc on its £175m Main Market IPO
  • Investec Bank as sponsor and sole bookrunner on Sanne Group plc’s £232m Main Market IPO
  • Investec Bank as nominated adviser and sole broker on Gamma Communication’s £165m AIM IPO
  • Greencore on its €80m rights issue to fund its £113m takeover of Uniq plc
  • Stifel Nicolaus Europe in its role as sponsor to Secure Trust Bank plc on the admission to the Main Market of the LSE
  • Waterlogic on its £112.5m IPO on AIM raising £41m
  • Guotai Junan as the sole sponsor, global coordinator and bookrunner for the China Creative Home Group Limited IPO
  • BOCI Asia Limited as the sole global coordinator, bookrunner, sponsor and lead manager in connection with the HK$1.09 billion IPO of leading PRC pharmaceutical group, Consun Pharmaceutical Group Limited in Hong Kong
  • Triangle Capital Corporation, a U.S. middle market lender, in its $119.7m follow-on equity offering
  • New Mountain Finance Corp, a U.S. middle market lender and investor, in its $50m senior unsecured notes offering
  • Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank in TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.'s initial public offering, raising $143.7m for this U.S.-based venture growth lender
  • Owl Rock Capital Corporation in connection with its $2b private placement offering to launch this New York-based private business development company

Our team includes attorneys who previously served on the staff of national securities regulators in the U.S. We routinely interact with these agencies in connection with the filing of registration statements and other securities filings on behalf of our clients and maintain strong relationships with the staff.

Whether you are issuing securities on the NYSE, LSE (Main Market and AIM), HKSE, Singapore Exchange, the Frankfurt Exchange or any other major global market, we have extensive knowledge and experience to make it successful.

Contact our equitycapital markets team

If you would like any further information or need advice on capital markets law, please contact our legal team.

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