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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

High rise buildings

News: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises on largest Shanghai London Stock Connect deal to date

A&O has advised the underwriters led by the joint global coordinators in relation to the offer of Global Depository Receipts (“GDRs”) by China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. (“CYP”) and admission to trading…

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Frankfurt Skyline

News: 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises syndicate banks on placement of convertible bonds issued by Dürr AG

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of banks comprising BNP Paribas, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and UniCredit Bank AG as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the successful placement…

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Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

News: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

With global air travel down 95% due to Covid-19, Allen & Overy is advising on some of the biggest deals keeping airlines in business. 

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News: 26 AUGUST 2020

A&O advises on the first REIT IPO in the Philippines

Allen & Overy has advised AREIT, Inc., a subsidiary of Ayala Land, Inc., on its approximately USD 250 million IPO. 

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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.