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Equity Capital Markets

We have longstanding experience of advising on complex capital raisings.

Clients looking to raise capital in the financial market turn to us to provide sophisticated structuring solutions. Our experience and knowledge means we are able to offer insightful and tailored legal advice coupled with efficient project management.

Our advice covers the full range of equity financing structures including initial public offerings, rights issues, secondary offerings, equity bridge financing, private placements and reverse takeovers. The majority of our transactions are cross-border in nature and require a co-ordinated approach across two or more of our offices.

Deeply embedded within our ECM practice, is a fully integrated U.S. offering. Our U.S. corporate finance lawyers advise on all aspects of U.S. securities law including SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, American and Global Depositary receipts offerings, high-yield offerings, convertible bonds and equity warrants.

PD III – the Prospectus Regulation

The Prospectus Regulation, known as PD III, is intended to improve the functioning of the internal capital markets and guarantee investor protection. Whilst PD III is now in application, it remains to be seen whether the intended enhancements will achieve these aims.

News & Insights

Article: 16 OCTOBER 2020

Equity capital markets in 2020: gaining momentum

After a soft start to the year in EMEA, we saw a large number of accelerated equity capital market raises, particularly from UK listed companies, and which over the summer transitioned into a number…

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Publications: 09 JULY 2020

M&A Insights Deutschland - 1. Halbjahr 2020

Außenwirtschaftsrecht wird in 50 Ländern zum Schutzwall umgebaut M&A konzentriert sich auf restrukturierungs-, wachstums- und Cash Flow-sichere Branchen Retail, Banken, Gesundheit, Technologie,…

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Publications: 11 MAY 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus: DAI schlägt umfassende Erleichterungen für Kapitalerhöhungen zur Bewältigung der Corona-Krise vor

Das Deutsche Aktieninstitut e.V. (DAI), die Interessenvertretung deutscher kapitalmarktorientierter Unternehmen, hat jüngst ein Positionspapier mit Vorschlägen zu umfassenden Erleichterungen für…

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Publications: 30 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Q&As zur virtuellen Hauptversammlung

Durch das Gesetz über Maßnahmen im Gesellschafts-, Genossenschafts-, Vereins-, Stiftungs- und Wohnungseigentumsrecht zur Bekämpfung der Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Pandemie (das "COVID-19-MaßnahmenG")…

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Growth Capital: the path to achieving scale

Allen & Overy is an engaged and active player in the growth company ecosystem. Our depth of experience in acting for scaling companies and their investors enables us to get to the heart of what is important for each business and its backers when providing growth capital.