We provide advice to companies seeking to raise funding through the equity capital markets. We work closely with nominated advisers, financial advisers and other professionals to support companies through their flotation or transaction journey.
What areas does your team advise on?
Our team has experience in the following areas of work:
- Initial public offerings (IPOs) on AIM;
- Secondary issues – i.e. rights issues, open offers and placings;
- Listed company M&A – i.e. takeovers (whether by way of offer or scheme of arrangement);
- Advising on continuing obligations under the AIM Rules as well as on the corporate governance codes and regimes (see further below).
As a director of a listed company I want to ensure that we are administering the company in the right way. What do I need to do?
AIM-listed companies have to comply with specific requirements and obligations, similar to those of any other stock exchange market. We can advise AIM-listed companies on these matters, as well as on the corporate governance codes and regimes that are recommended to such companies.
The regulatory regime can be complex, not to mention time-consuming. We take the headache out of this by undertaking a full corporate audit and making sure that your documentation, including your statutory registers, are up to date, filed appropriately and comply with relevant codes and practices.
We can also assist the board of directors in their running of the company. We can provide templates for those documents that are crucial to ensure compliance with corporate governance regulations as well as providing guidance on directors’ duties – helping the board of directors to comply with their legal duties and to avoid what could be significant liability.
We will look after these issues so that you can be free to concentrate on what you do best: running your business.