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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

Publications: 30 MARCH 2020

China’s life sciences industry remains opportune despite Covid-19 coronavirus

While the novel Covid-19 coronavirus is at the top of the agenda for businesses around the world, and for good reason, it is creating challenges for medical and healthcare systems and signalling fundamental change across the life sciences industry. 

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News: 24 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy advises on the IPO of SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited

Allen & Overy has advised BofA Securities (DSP Merrill Lynch Limited), HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited on the USD 1.39 billion initial public offering (IPO) of SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited (SBI Card) on the BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited. 

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Publications: 11 MARCH 2020

FCA proposes enhanced climate-related financial disclosure for companies with listed equity

New Listing Rules applicable to premium listed commercial companies.

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News: 12 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on its $1.5bn bond offering

Allen & Overy advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on legal aspects of its public offering of $1.5 billion of 1.500% Guaranteed Global Notes due 2025. The bonds are guaranteed by the Republic of Austria and will be listed on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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Recognition

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.