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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.

News & insights

News: 01 JULY 2020

A&O advises the underwriters for EasyJet’s share placing

Allen & Overy is advising BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners to easyJet plc on its placing of ordinary shares, raising gross…

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News: 10 JUNE 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Cathay Pacific’s HKD11.7 billion rights issue as part of its HKD39 billion recapitalisation plan

Allen & Overy is advising the underwriters in Cathay Pacific’s announced HKD11.7 billion rights issue as part of its HKD39 billion recapitalisation plan. Morgan Stanley acts as the sole financial…

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Publications: 03 JUNE 2020

Podcast: The impact of the Brexit transition period on equity capital markets

This podcast covers the impact for equity capital markets transactions now that the UK has left the European Union with a deal and is in a transition period.

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News: 03 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on JDE Peet’s landmark IPO

A&O has advised JDE Peet’s and its largest selling shareholder, JAB, on the landmark listing of JDE Peet’s on Euronext Amsterdam.

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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.