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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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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 takeover.Su­per­mar­ket In­come RE­IT – on an IPO and


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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 of man­aged IT ser­vices to pub­lic and private sec
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.
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 £140 mil­lion. It also ad­vised In­vestec and N+1 on a pla
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 the equity cap­it­al mar­kets (ECM) prac­tice. Read more he
23 April 2020
CMS tops UK ECM trans­ac­tions leg­al ad­viser rank­ings
CMS has ad­vised on five sep­ar­ate pla­cings for lis­ted com­pan­ies in the past week, re­in­for­cing the firm’s po­s­i­tion as the joint most act­ive leg­al ad­viser on ECM trans­ac­tions in Q1 2020 ac­cord­ing to ECM In­sight’s Q1 2020 Re­port.
12 February 2020
CMS se­cures no 2 spot in pub­lic M&A leg­al ad­viser rank­ings
CMS closed out 2019 con­tinu­ing its run of suc­cess at re­main­ing one of the most act­ive play­ers on pub­lic M&A trans­ac­tions, as con­firmed in Per­fect In­form­a­tion’s M&A In­sight (M&Ai) Re­port 2019. CMS ranked at no 2 by deal volume in the UK pub­lic M&A leg­al ad
3 February 2020
CMS ad­vises on £43 mil­lion pla­cing and open of­fer for Bench­mark Hold­ings
CMS is ad­vising Nu­mis Se­cur­it­ies as nom­in­ated ad­viser and broker to AIM-lis­ted Bench­mark Hold­ings on a £36.4 mil­lion pla­cing and £6.6 mil­lion open of­fer. Read more here
01 January 2020
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Equity Cap­it­al Mar­kets
High­lights of CM­S' ex­per­i­ence in Equity Cap­it­al Mar­kets. Find out more.
1 November 2019
CMS ad­vises on £104.4m pla­cing for Fu­ture plc
CMS are ad­vising Nu­mis Se­cur­it­ies (as sole spon­sor and fin­an­cial ad­viser and joint book­run­ner) and N+1 Sing­er Cap­it­al Mar­kets (as joint book­run­ner) on the £104.4m pla­cing by way of an ac­cel­er­ated book­build for main mar­ket lis­ted Fu­ture PLC, the glob­al pla
12 August 2019
CMS ad­vises Pi­l­at­us on stra­tegic pharma ac­quis­i­tion by Ori­farm Group
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the founders and man­age­ment of Pi­l­at­us Group, a UK-based com­pany spe­cial­ising in com­par­at­or sourcing for clin­ic­al tri­als, on its ac­quis­i­tion by European phar­ma­ceut­ic­als com­pany, Ori­farm Group for an un­dis­closed amoun
1 August 2019
CMS ad­vises Reedtz Lim­ited on ac­quis­i­tion of his­tor­ic Notts County Foot­ball...
CMS ad­vises Reedtz Lim­ited on ac­quis­i­tion of his­tor­ic Notts County Foot­ball Club. Find out more.