Capital Markets: Equity and Debt
Finance and debt structures have become increasingly complex. We now also operate in a very different environment where funding is provided from a diverse range of non-conventional sources whilst bank lending has failed. That is why businesses rely on us to help them meet challenges head-on and ensure they can meet critical deadlines.
We have considerable experience in advising UK and international issuers and brokers, sponsors and nominated advisers on raising equity on the Official List, AIM, the NEX Exchange and foreign exchanges – in addition to expertise in IPOs, secondary placings, global offerings and rights issues.
We regularly advise Indian listed companies on the English law aspects relating to the admission of global depositary receipts to trading on European markets, thereby helping the issuers efficiently access international capital markets.
We advise listed and traded companies on their continuing obligations, in particular on corporate governance for smaller quoted companies.*
In addition, we provide advice on restructurings and reorganisations – including demergers and schemes of arrangement. We also advise private companies on fundraising through private placements.
Alongside our equity work we have significant experience in advising clients in relation to listed debt arrangements, including securities admitted to both the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and the International Stock Exchange, and governance arrangements to support complex collateralised debt arrangements.
- We have advised over the last six months on the AIM IPO of Verditek PLC that has interests in clean tech businesses in the US, Republic of San Marino and the UK.
- We have advised both Nplus 1 Singer (AIM Nomad and Broker) and Hybridan LLP (AIM Broker) on various secondary placings for their publicly traded clients.
- We are also advising the sellers on the sale of equity stakes in a company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in conjunction with Indian local counsel - in particular to ensure compliance with the Indian takeover laws of public companies.
Wedlake Bell advises Diversified Gas & Oil on $400 million acquisition of 107 producing gas assets and related $234M placing of new shares on AIM
City law firm, Wedlake Bell, has advised Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (“DGO”) – the United States based owner and operator of natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil wells,… Read more →
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