Today’s challenging capital markets demand more than in-depth knowledge and the right connections. Increasingly, it is imaginative, lateral thinking and an understanding of market dynamics that successfully unites investors, institutions and fund-seeking businesses. These are the qualities that we have become renowned for.
We will put our creativity to work for you. With our specialisation in fast-moving sectors such as technology and life sciences, we regularly work with disruptive organisations that are open to bold and innovative ideas. But we never lose sight of commercial realities. We will tell you clearly and candidly if a risk is worth taking or is a step too far.
Your transaction will benefit from our creativity, energy and negotiating experience. We work with a broad range of quoted companies, from high-growth AIM companies to large FTSE 100 businesses, often covering multiple jurisdictions. We also have strong institutional relationships, working with many investments banks and other financial advisers.
We have a specific focus on AIM and small and mid-cap issuers on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange across a range of sectors, including technology, media, telecommunications and lifesciences. We advise many companies in their preparatory steps for an IPO and aim to demystify the process, helping them achieve their commercial goals, while ensuring a smooth transition from private ownership to life as a publicly traded company.
The right timing is crucial. Our team of corporate lawyers will deploy their strong technical and project management skills to lead transactions to a smooth completion, minimising execution risk and maximising cost and time efficiencies. We enjoy advising our clients on their transformational transactions and our calm, personable approach makes even the most complex transactions seem less pressured. Our ultimate goal is to secure the most rewarding and enduring outcome for you.
Our highly regarded team has extensive experience advising on transactions and issues arising from being a publicly quoted company including:
- Initial public offerings (IPOs)
- Placings, rights issues, open offers and other secondary issues
- Takeover offers and schemes of arrangement
- Capital reorganisations and demergers
- AGM support services
- Corporate governance matters
- Ongoing obligations under the UKLA Listing Rules and the AIM Rules for Companies
- Minority shareholder transactions
- Shareholder activism
- Dual listings
- Employee share incentive arrangements