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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.

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.