Equity Capital Markets
We advise on the full range of equity capital markets transactions including IPOs and fundraisings, as well as advising listed businesses on their day-to-day corporate governance and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
We also advise on corporate events for listed businesses, from consideration of a takeover offer that the board has received to advising on substantial acquisitions that the company makes. We also have deep experience in share buyback programmes and other means of returning value directly to shareholders.
Our team represents UK and non-UK-based listed companies, with sponsors, brokers and nominated advisers from across the market, and on markets including the UK Main Market and AIM. We also advise listed company directors, both as boards and in their personal capacities.
We give sensible, practical advice and know the value of responding quickly when an issue may give rise to disclosure obligations.
The new 2018 QCA Corporate Governance Code for small & mid-size quoted companies27 June 2018
The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has recently released its revised and updated QCA Corporate Governance Code 2018.
AIM becomes SME Growth Market – the implications for AIM companies10 January 2018
AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies, was registered as an SME Growth Market on 3 January 2018.
Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Circle Research31 July 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of a B2B market research consultancy, Circle Research. This deal marks the second acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on for Next 15.
How to read an investment termsheet: Part 3 - the Pro Rata and the Ratchet17 July 2017
David Willbe has written a piece for Startup Grind.
People with Significant Control - AIM Companies brought within the PSC regime12 July 2017
UK companies listed on AIM were previously exempt from the obligation to keep a register of people with significant control (PSCs), but recent changes mean they will have to have a register from 24 July 2017 onwards.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)12 July 2017
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.
David Willbe discusses startup basics in setting up your business with Collider05 July 2017
Corporate Finance Partner, David Willbe, discusses the legal minefield of setting up a startup, from incorporating a business to options and shares, and gives his best practice advice on setting up a new business in Collider’s latest podcast.
People with Significant Control - changes in force from Monday 26 June 201729 June 2017
With very little advance notice as to the detail, notable changes regarding the disclosure regime for people with significant control (PSCs) of UK companies and LLPs came into force on Monday 26 June 2017.