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Equity Capital Markets

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Navigating the world of equity capital markets can be complex. Whether you are looking to take your company public, raise capital or simply keep up with the maze of rules and regulations inherent with running a listed company, our highly experienced experts can help you. Our Equity Capital Markets team brings years of experience to support our issuer, investor and adviser clients in all aspects of Equity Capital Markets work across a broad range of sectors including financial services, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, healthcare & life sciences, real estate, hotels & leisure and technology, media & telecommunications.

The team has a strong track record of acting on numerous IPOs in the UK and overseas, (including Rule 144A offerings in the US), secondary fundraisings, bond issues and public takeovers, as well as advising listed companies generally on their day-to-day activities, such as complying with the Listing Rules, AIM Rules, Disclosure Rules, MAR and Takeover Code, corporate governance matters and employee incentive plans.

Our listed company clients come from around the world, including the UK, US, Europe, India and China, and operate in a broad range of sectors. On the institutional side, we advise a range of sponsors and nomads, as well as brokers and financial advisers.

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Law-Now: Cap­it­al Mar­kets
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01 January 2020
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Equity Cap­it­al Mar­kets
Blue Prism on an AIM IPO and >£200m sub­sequent fun­drais­ings.City­Fibre on a £200m fun­drais­ing and sub­sequent £538m takeover.John La­ing In­fra­struc­ture Fund on >£750m fun­drais­ings and a sub­sequent £1.45bn...


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20 May 2021
CMS Hos­pit­al­ity Bites­ize series - The growth in pop­ular­ity of Man­age­ment...
A lively pan­el dis­cus­sion on the grow­ing pop­ular­ity of man­age­ment agree­ments out­side of the tra­di­tion­al hotel in­dustry – where the res­taur­ants, gyms, bars, mem­bers clubs and the wider leis­ure sec­tor...
23 March 2021
CMS ad­vises on trio of lis­ted in­vest­ment com­pany fun­drais­ings
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on three fun­drais­ings, rais­ing over £300 mil­lion for lis­ted in­vest­ment com­pan­ies.The firm rep­res­en­ted:Su­per­mar­ket In­come RE­IT, which in­vests in su­per­mar­ket prop­erty...
22 March 2021
CMS ECM team sup­ports on quar­tet of trans­ac­tions
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on over £200 mil­lion of fun­drais­ings for lis­ted cli­ents over the past fort­night.The CMS Equity Cap­it­al Mar­kets (ECM) team ad­vised on the fol­low­ing:Hol­ly­wood Bowl...
March 2021
CMS 2021 ECM Up­date
2020 was a year like no oth­er, with large parts of the glob­al eco­nomy be­ing shut down and in­ter­na­tion­al travel all but stopped. Des­pite drops in mar­ket valu­ation, the equity mar­kets re­spon­ded well to...
22 February 2021
CMS ad­vises Dis­cov­ery on SVOD in­vest­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Dis­cov­ery Inc. on its in­vest­ment in BluTV, Tur­key’s first and largest loc­al sub­scrip­tion video-on-de­mand (SVOD) ser­vice which is glob­ally avail­able to all Turk­ish...
29 October 2020
CMS ad­vises on fun­drais­ings for three AIM-lis­ted life sci­ences com­pan­ies
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on three sep­ar­ate equity cap­it­al mar­ket (ECM) fun­drais­ings for AIM-lis­ted life sci­ences com­pan­ies. CMS ad­vised fin­nCap Ltd (as nomad and joint book­run­ner) and Nu­mis...
1 October 2020
Cap­it­al rais­ing by UK lis­ted com­pan­ies - COV­ID-19 and bey­ond
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated cash­flow is­sues for many UK lis­ted com­pan­ies, des­pite help­ful meas­ures such as the fur­lough scheme and, in some cases, for­bear­ance from banks. Com­pan­ies have nat­ur­ally...
6 July 2020
CMS ad­vises Aquam Cor­por­a­tion on di­vestit­ure of Aquam Wa­ter Ser­vices and...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Aquam Cor­por­a­tion, a lead­er in wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture solu­tions, on the sale of Aquam Wa­ter Ser­vices Ltd (AWS) and Or­bis In­tel­li­gent Sys­tems to Ca­dence Equity Part­ners...
6 July 2020
CMS designs in­nov­at­ive resti­tu­tion scheme for Red­centric
A cross-prac­tice team at in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has de­signed an in­nov­at­ive resti­tu­tion scheme to com­pensate share­hold­ers in re­la­tion to ac­count­ing ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies at Red­centric plc, a lead­ing UK pro­vider...
7 May 2020
CMS ad­vises FTSE 250 RE­IT Lon­don­Met­ric on £120m pla­cing
CMS has ad­vised FTSE 250 RE­IT Lon­don­Met­ric Prop­erty Plc on a £120 mil­lion pla­cing which the lis­ted com­pany in­tends to use to fund fur­ther dis­tri­bu­tion and long in­come ac­quis­i­tions.  Lon­don­Met­ric owns...
28 April 2020
CMS ad­vises on two equity rais­ings
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has suc­cess­fully ad­vised on two equity rais­ings. The firm ad­vised mul­tina­tion­al in­vest­ment bank, Sti­fel, in re­la­tion to a pla­cing by Su­per­mar­ket In­come RE­IT (SUPR) to raise...
27 April 2020
Lead­ing ECM law­yer joins CMS as part­ner in Lon­don
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Charles Howarth as a part­ner in the firm’s Cor­por­ate team based in Lon­don. Charles joins from Her­bert Smith Free­hills where he led...