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Latest Case

Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … 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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