Equity Capital Markets
We advise on the full range of equity capital markets transactions including IPOs and fundraisings, as well as advising listed businesses on their day-to-day corporate governance and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
We also advise on corporate events for listed businesses, from consideration of a takeover offer that the board has received to advising on substantial acquisitions that the company makes. We also have deep experience in share buyback programmes and other means of returning value directly to shareholders.
Our team represents UK and non-UK-based listed companies, with sponsors, brokers and nominated advisers from across the market, and on markets including the UK Main Market and AIM. We also advise listed company directors, both as boards and in their personal capacities.
We give sensible, practical advice and know the value of responding quickly when an issue may give rise to disclosure obligations.
Can / should someone who is not a director be invited to join a committee of the board?13 December 2018
Even if a company’s articles of association permit a committee of the board of directors of a company to comprise or include persons who are not directors, is it sensible for such a committee to be appointed? Are there benefits? This article explores this question.
Lewis Silkin’s Corporate Finance team acts on admission to AIM of The Panoply Holdings PLC04 December 2018
Lewis Silkin has acted for Stifel, the NYSE listed investment banking firm, in its roles as nominated adviser and sole broker to The Panoply Holdings PLC. The Panoply is a digitally-native technology services company, providing digital transformation services.
The new 2018 QCA Corporate Governance Code for small & mid-size quoted companies27 June 2018
The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has recently released its revised and updated QCA Corporate Governance Code 2018.
AIM becomes SME Growth Market – the implications for AIM companies10 January 2018
AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies, was registered as an SME Growth Market on 3 January 2018.
Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Circle Research31 July 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of a B2B market research consultancy, Circle Research. This deal marks the second acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on for Next 15.
How to read an investment termsheet: Part 3 - the Pro Rata and the Ratchet17 July 2017
David Willbe has written a piece for Startup Grind.
People with Significant Control - AIM Companies brought within the PSC regime12 July 2017
UK companies listed on AIM were previously exempt from the obligation to keep a register of people with significant control (PSCs), but recent changes mean they will have to have a register from 24 July 2017 onwards.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)12 July 2017
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.