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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.

Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)

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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

Red and grey shapes

News: 30 APRIL 2021

A&O wins a host of awards including International Law Firm of the Year at IFLR Europe Awards 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.  

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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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News: 26 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Mubadala and Yahsat on landmark IPO

A cross border Allen & Overy team has advised Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat”), a leading satellite communications services provider, and its shareholder, Mubadala, on the IPO and…

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Publications: 19 JULY 2021

APAC M&A Insights: De-SPAC considerations in Southeast Asia

There is increased SPAC activity in the Asia Pacific region, with most of the recent activity focused on business combinations or ‘de-SPAC’ transactions.

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Recognition

Awards

  • Equity Deal of the Year (JDE Peet's IPO), IFLR Europe Awards 2021
  • Equity Deal of the Year, Australasian Law Awards 2021

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.