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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising on major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises Swinburne University of Technology on $118 million online education deal March 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Maddocks has advised Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) on a deal that will see SEEK (ASX:SEK) purchase a greater stake in Online Education Services, a joint venture between the university and … Continued

Latest Article

For want of a comma, the case was lost…or when style becomes substance March 27, 2017

The United States case of O’Connor v Oakhurst Dairy handed down on 13 March 2017, dubbed the ‘$10 million comma case’, highlights the importance of punctuation and the legal consequences that can flow on from … 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