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. In terms of new admissions most are on AIM. We also advise listed company directors, both collectively 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.
SPACs post-Hill: a blank cheque to growth?29 March 2021
Lord Hill published the “UK Listing Review” on 3 March 2021. This proposed 15 recommendations to the UK Listing regime. This article focuses on those which we all hope may result in a greater number of SPAC listings in London.
VAT and income tax deferrals to assist VAT-paying businesses and the self-employed during Covid-19 Outbreak27 March 2020
As part of the sweeping financial package announced by the Government on 20 March 2020, the Government is offering VAT and income tax deferrals to assist with the cash-flow of VAT-paying businesses and the self-employed. These deferrals are expected to provide over £30bn of additional cash-flow to a wide variety of British businesses.
Expansion of HMRC’s “Time to Pay” Arrangements during the Covid-19 Outbreak27 March 2020
Due to the immediate and stark effect that the Covid-19 outbreak is having on a lot of businesses, the Government has reminded everyone that it often reaches arrangements with businesses in financial distress for deferred payment of their tax liabilities. While this facility is not new, the Government expects the demands on the service to increase dramatically and is therefore scaling up its capacity to deal with new enquiries.
Financial support for larger firms: The COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility26 March 2020
The COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) is a quick and cost-effective way to raise working capital for those large businesses which need it.
Types of directors: myths and common pitfalls25 March 2020
Below we answer some of the most common questions and address frequent pitfalls in the often-confusing realm of company directors.
Brexit – the prospective changes in company law for private and overseas companies05 February 2020
This article is to update you on, and explain the expected timing as to, the changes in company law for private and overseas companies to be brought about by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. In practice, only companies with a connection to the EEA will be impacted and the action points for them will be fairly minimal.
Does your company use email for sending documents or information to shareholders?22 January 2020
If so, do you have the necessary consents in place?
Brexit – the post Halloween picture as to the minor changes in company law for private and overseas companies01 November 2019
Now that we didn’t leave the EU on 31 October 2019, this article is to update you on, and explain the timing as to, the few changes in company law for private and overseas companies, to be brought about by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. In practice, only companies with a connection to the EEA will be impacted and the action points for them will be fairly minimal.