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Our ECM team specialises in advising issuers and lead managers on their equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings, capital maintenance and ongoing compliance.
Equity capital markets lawyers who have a proven track record
We have a team of experienced capital markets lawyers who have a proven track record assisting issuers and lead managers / underwriters in their capital markets transactions. Our team assists both Australian and foreign companies with their IPOs and listing on the ASX and pre-IPO and secondary capital raisings. Our team also regularly acts for lead managers and underwriters on their capital markets transactions, so we have the benefit of acting for both sides of these transactions.
Our team is well known for its commercial approach and obtaining commercial outcomes for our client.
Who we act for
We act for clients across various industries and sectors and of all sizes and stages of development. We act for issuers (both Australian and foreign), underwriters, advisers, funds, listed investment companies and listed investment trusts, whether it be assisting them with one off equity or debt capital market transactions or acting as their ongoing trusted legal adviser for corporate advisory and ASX compliance work.
Extensive expertise acting for foreign issuers and cross border transactions
We have extensive experience advising foreign companies on their IPOs and ASX listings and continue to act as trusted legal adviser for these companies following their listing. Most of our transactions involve cross border transactions and we collaborate with reputable firms across the world to provide our clients with seamless multi-jurisdictional advice tailored for their transactions.
What we do
We assist with:
- Pre-IPO fundraising including convertible note and seed rounds
- IPOs and ASX listings
- Secondary capital raisings including rights issues and placements
- Restructuring including US flip ups, top hat and floatco structures and pre-IPO restructuring
- Capital management including buy backs, capital reductions and dividends
- Block trade and institutional sell downs
- Back door listings
- Trusted legal adviser for ongoing corporate advisory and ASX listing rule compliance work
|Advising US tech company, Pivotal Systems Corporation, on its IPO and listing on the ASX.||Advising US tech company, Revasum Inc., on its IPO of CDIs and ASX listing.||Advising video technology company, Atomos Limited, on its IPO and ASX listing.||Advising Australian equities investment manager, Ophir Asset Management, and Perpetual’s The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited, on the ASX listing of the Ophir High Conviction Fund.|