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.
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News & insights
News: 30 APRIL 2021
Allen & Overy has picked up a total of 11 awards at the 2021 International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Europe Awards 2021, including the prestigious prize for International Law Firm of the Year.Read more
Article: 16 OCTOBER 2020
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…Read more
News: 26 OCTOBER 2021
A&O has marked the end of Q3 2021 with a strong performance in the ECM league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…Read more
News: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021
A team from across Allen & Overy’s Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets practices is advising on easyJet plc (easyJet)’s GBP1.2bn rights issue and the company’s new GBP400m revolving…Read more
A&O’s ECM practice is strong, with a lot of deep experience across the board. Their experience of IPOs certainly differentiates them from other big firms.
Legal 500 UK 2020 (Equity Capital Markets)
They are absolute experts in what they do. It’s a quality practice with an excellent cohort of partners.
Chambers UK 2021 (Capital Markets)
It is one of the most important international law firms in Europe, with impressive knowledge on all capital markets transactions. Its most relevant strengths would be its knowledge of the latest developments and its pragmatism about the available business solutions, together with excellent co-ordination between all its offices and teams.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Equity Capital Markets)
One of the go-to firms. Large and experienced team. Innovative thinking and passion.
Legal 500 UK 2021 (Equity Capital Markets)
They have obviously got the international reach and work well with other advisers on transactions; whether an IPO or other deals, everyone is pedalling in the same direction.
Chambers Global 2021 (Equity Capital Markets)
- Equity Deal of the Year (JDE Peet's IPO), IFLR Europe Awards 2021
- Equity Deal of the Year, Australasian Law Awards 2021