Accessing the UK’s capital markets to raise finance to fund your growth plans requires confidence and vision.
You know your business is a strong proposition that could attract investors, but how do you ensure that’s how it is perceived by the market?
We advise on the alternatives available in the UK capital markets, structuring and executing key transactions for growing businesses. Project managing transactions that can sometimes be complicated, we can release you to focus on your business in the knowledge that you are supported by the strong and commercial legal advisers.
We don’t just tell you how to list, we help you to consider whether a specific listing, whether that be on NEX, AIM, LSE or an overseas market, will achieve your strategic goals. From IPOs, secondary fundraisings to restructurings, we can advise you on the complex regulatory arena and support your objectives
We have considerable experience in acting for buyers and sellers on public M&A activity, including share and business acquisitions and disposals and contested and hostile takeovers governed by The Takeover Code. We can guide you through the bid and defence process and pro-actively manage transactions smoothly and efficiently
Listing on a market, in the UK or overseas, brings responsibilities of course. Proper regulatory compliance and corporate governance is fundamental to investor confidence in listed companies. Our specialist lawyers guide our clients through the regulatory and corporate governance landscape , daily. We design and implement bespoke training sessions to keep clients up to date with regulatory and corporate governance changes such as the Market Abuse Directive, the FRC’s Corporate Governance Code and explain their effects and how best to comply
We also frequently advise financial advisers, sponsors, nomads and brokers as part of their appointment to listed companies or in connection with public company transactions, using our direct knowledge of their industry and the transactions they execute. to get the right result in the right way
A flotation and any subsequent fundraisings, transactions, announcements to the market, or a takeover, can be major events in the life of a business and its management. We promote clarity and simplicity, contain costs and emphasise our role in releasing management time by providing the highest level, commercially aware, no-nonsense and tireless support.
How we work with you
Our holistic advisory approach, which draws on both legal and non-legal experience, means we can help you to make the right choices for your business and sustain you on an on-going basis with support on corporate governance, compliance with the Market Abuse Directive and the regulatory matrix which supports it.
Resolving a client’s commercial challenges and meeting their objectives lies at the heart of what we do; the trick is to accomplish these expeditiously, cost-effectively, but above all, robustly whilst retaining humility and your sense of humour
Complex and unusual investment transaction
We were appointed by Vucity Limited on a
complex and unusual investment transaction.
We advised the original investors in selling shares to raise capital.