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Equity Capital Markets

If you are looking to join a public market and to raise capital you need to make sure you're supported by an experienced team of specialist advisers that can guide you through the process efficiently and to provide clear advice on the many complex regulatory issues.

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Our specialist equity capital markets lawyers advise companies, investment banks and selling shareholders on a full range of equity financing transactions. Our work covers IPOs on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AIM market, standard listings, secondary fundraisings, rights issues, private placings and related transactions for quoted companies including demergers and takeovers. As well as advising on transactions, our lawyers provide corporate governance and compliance advice for companies, their directors, shareholders and advisers. Many transactions on which we advise have cross-border issues and we work with UK companies on issues arising in international offerings and international companies on the requirements for joining the UK’s markets.

Recent examples of our work include:

  • Advising Clipper Logistics Plc on its £100m IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and £49.9m placing
  • Advising Custodian REIT Plc on its £130m IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and £55m placing
  • Advising CentralNic Plc on its £32.5m IPO on the AIM market and placing
  • Advising Numis Securities, as nominated adviser and broker, on the £16.3m reverse takeover and readmission to the AIM market of Learning Technologies Group Plc
  • Advising EMIS Group Plc on its £175m IPO on the AIM market and £50m placing
  • Advising Numis Securities, as nominated adviser and broker, on the £22m reverse takeover and readmission to the AIM market of EPE Special Opportunities Plc in connection with the acquisition by EPE of interests in a portfolio of private equity investments from listed company, The Equity Partnership Investment Company Plc 

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Patrick Eaton

Partner

I am a Partner specialising in corporate transactional and advisory work, based in the London office.

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Lisa Stavropoulos

Director

I am a Director in the Corporate team specialising in mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, private fundraising, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Jay Birch

Partner - Head of International Corporate Development

I am a Partner in the Corporate team and have extensive experience in the full range of corporate transactions.

Lester Wilson

Partner

I am a Partner and head up the firm’s Yorkshire and North East Corporate team.