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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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01/01/2020
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Equity Cap­it­al Mar­kets
Se­quoia Eco­nom­ic In­fra­struc­ture In­come Fund (SE­QI) on a £300m pla­cing, open of­fer and of­fer for sub­scrip­tion and fur­ther £300m share is­su­ance pro­gramme.Primary Health Prop­er­ties plc on its c.£140m...
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14/07/2022
CMS ad­vises AnaCap Fin­an­cial Part­ners on in­vest­ment in Fur­ther Un­der­writ­ing...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised long­stand­ing cli­ent AnaCap Fin­an­cial Part­ners (“AnaCap”), a lead­ing private equity firm spe­cial­ising in European Fin­an­cial, Tech­no­logy, and re­lated Busi­ness...
23/05/2022
CMS ad­vises M&C Saat­chi on £310m con­tested takeover of­fer
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising long-stand­ing cli­ent M&C Saat­chi plc (“M&C Saat­chi”) on its con­tested takeover which has res­ul­ted in a £310m of­fer from Next Fif­teen Com­mu­nic­a­tions Group plc...
27/04/2022
Risk Es­sen­tials We­bin­ar - Lit­ig­a­tion Risk: Key is­sues when ad­vising your...
When ad­vising the board on how to ap­proach lit­ig­a­tion risk, you have to guide them to bal­ance leg­al and com­mer­cial con­sid­er­a­tions. The mer­its of your case need to be weighed against wider com­mer­cial factors...
31/03/2022
CMS ad­vises Kan­sai on its par­ti­cip­a­tion in a con­sor­ti­um ac­quir­ing a 50%...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised The Kan­sai Elec­tric Power Co., Inc. (“Kan­sai”) on its par­ti­cip­a­tion in a con­sor­ti­um led by Glen­nmont Part­ners and com­pris­ing oth­er in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors from...
30/03/2022
CMS ad­vises on £97m AIM-IPO of Ce­ladon Phar­ma­ceut­ic­als
CMS has ad­vised Ver­tig­row Tech­no­logy Lim­ited on re­verse ac­quis­i­tion of Sum­mer­way Cap­it­al plc and on its ad­mis­sion to trad­ing on AIM as Ce­ladon Phar­ma­ceut­ic­als Plc (Ce­ladon), along­side an ac­com­pa­ny­ing...
22/03/2022
CMS ad­vises con­sor­ti­um on ac­quis­i­tion of in­terest in Ørsted’s 1.2-GW Hornsea...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised a con­sor­ti­um com­prised of The Re­new­ables In­fra­struc­ture Group and Equitix on its agree­ment to ac­quire a 12.5% in­terest in the Hornsea One Off­shore Wind Farm from...
12/01/2022
ECM Round-Up
Wel­come to the CMS ECM Round-Up for Janu­ary 2022.2021 con­tin­ued to see high levels of equity cap­it­al mar­kets activ­ity and the CMS ECM team sup­por­ted our cli­ents across a range of trans­ac­tions, ran­ging...
02/12/2021
CMS ad­vises Lon­don­Met­ric on £175m pla­cing and re­tail of­fer
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Lon­don­Met­ric Prop­erty Plc (Lon­don­Met­ric), a FTSE 250 RE­IT, on a £175m pla­cing of new or­din­ary shares to in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors and re­tail of­fer to UK re­tail in­vestors.Lon­don­Met­ric...
28/06/2021
CMS ad­vises cli­ents in re­la­tion to AIM IPO and re­verse ac­quis­i­tion
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on two equity cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions in re­cent weeks. CMS ac­ted for Pan­mure Gor­don as nom­in­ated ad­viser and sole broker to Are­cor Thera­peut­ics plc in re­la­tion...
16/06/2021
CMS se­cures place in FCA’s reg­u­lat­ory sand­box
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has been chosen by the UK Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) to par­ti­cip­ate in its 2021 reg­u­lat­ory sand­box (the sand­box). The FCA re­ceived 58 ap­plic­a­tions for the sand­box, with...
20/05/2021
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...
23/03/2021
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...