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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Back to the future? Five key legal considerations for developers when dealing with industrial sites November 17, 2017

As Melbourne continues to grow with increasing density, the complexities surrounding the interface of industrial precincts with adjoining residential development sites also continue to grow. That issue was put into real context following the recent … Continued

Equity Capital Markets

“The whole organisation is very practical, separating legal intricacies from commercial realities and focusing on the practical way forward.”

Chambers Global 2012

Our ECM team specialises in advising mid-market companies on their equity capital markets requirements, including initial public offers, capital raisings, takeovers and compliance.  We also advise lead managers and brokers who specialise in mid-market capital raisings.

Our experienced team has advised on a wide range of IPOs, capital raisings and other ECM transactions and has the depth of talent and resources to advise on the most technically complex matters.

Our partners, many of whom have experience working on some of Australia’s largest ECM transactions, have a hands-on, practical and commercial approach and lead our teams to ensure transactions are implemented quickly and efficiently. We advise on:

  • IPOs
  • capital raisings through rights issues, placements with institutional and sophisticated investors and public offers
  • tax implications relating to all aspects of capital raisings
  • equity capital structures, including convertible bonds, preference shares and hybrids
  • strategic investments in listed companies
  • regulatory approvals and responding to regulatory enforcement action, including liaising with the Australian Securities Exchange, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • due diligence and risk management programs
  • compliance and continuous disclosure, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules and Corporations Act
  • significant transactions, including major changes to the nature or scale of activities and back door listings
  • directors’ duties, conflicts of interest and corporate governance issues
  • executive and employee incentive plans, including share plans and performance rights.

Our clients include mid-market listed companies, private equity fund managers and privately owned businesses seeking an exit or expansion capital through equity capital markets, directors, lead managers, brokers and corporate finance advisors.

See also: Private Equity

“The whole organisation is very practical, separating legal intricacies from commercial realities and focusing on the practical way forward.”

Chambers Global 2012

Our ECM team specialises in advising mid-market companies on their equity capital markets requirements, including initial public offers, capital raisings, takeovers and compliance.  We also advise lead managers and brokers who specialise in mid-market capital raisings.

Our experienced team has advised on a wide range of IPOs, capital raisings and other ECM transactions and has the depth of talent and resources to advise on the most technically complex matters.

Our partners, many of whom have experience working on some of Australia’s largest ECM transactions, have a hands-on, practical and commercial approach and lead our teams to ensure transactions are implemented quickly and efficiently. We advise on:

  • IPOs
  • capital raisings through rights issues, placements with institutional and sophisticated investors and public offers
  • tax implications relating to all aspects of capital raisings
  • equity capital structures, including convertible bonds, preference shares and hybrids
  • strategic investments in listed companies
  • regulatory approvals and responding to regulatory enforcement action, including liaising with the Australian Securities Exchange, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • due diligence and risk management programs
  • compliance and continuous disclosure, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules and Corporations Act
  • significant transactions, including major changes to the nature or scale of activities and back door listings
  • directors’ duties, conflicts of interest and corporate governance issues
  • executive and employee incentive plans, including share plans and performance rights.

Our clients include mid-market listed companies, private equity fund managers and privately owned businesses seeking an exit or expansion capital through equity capital markets, directors, lead managers, brokers and corporate finance advisors.

See also: Private Equity

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