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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

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises Kidman Resources on its successful $776 million scheme of arrangement September 12, 2019

Thursday 12 September The Federal Court has today approved the $776 million acquisition of Kidman by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Maddocks has advised Kidman over its growth story, from tenement acquisitions, … Continued

Latest Article

ASIC doubles the participation limits for share purchase plans September 11, 2019

ASIC has remade its class order that provides ASX-listed issuers of shares and interests under purchase plans with relief from the requirement to prepare a disclosure document on substantially similar terms to the previous instrument, … Continued

Equity Capital Markets

A Guide to Listing & the IPO Process in Australia aims to assist companies in determining whether they qualify for an Australian Securities Exchange listing and to gain an understanding of what is involved in the initial public offering process. Download a copy of the guide.

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
  • Delisting
  • Trusted legal adviser for ongoing corporate advisory and ASX listing rule compliance work

Recent transactions

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.

 

 

A Guide to Listing & the IPO Process in Australia aims to assist companies in determining whether they qualify for an Australian Securities Exchange listing and to gain an understanding of what is involved in the initial public offering process. Download a copy of the guide.

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
  • Delisting
  • Trusted legal adviser for ongoing corporate advisory and ASX listing rule compliance work

Recent transactions

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.