A thoroughly comprehensive approach to raising equity capital

  • You may need to raise equity capital to take your business to the next stage in its evolution.
  • Choosing the most appropriate route requires comprehensive legal support, based on an in-depth understanding of your business and objectives.
  • A creative commercial approach, based on relevant experience, will deliver the right structure for you.
  • We will introduce you to valuable investor contacts, and continue to support you after your funds are secured.

What is equity capital markets?

Equity capital markets refer to the markets where shares in publicly listed companies are bought and sold. Equity capital markets are a crucial source of capital for companies, as they allow companies to raise funds by issuing new shares to the public. The value of a company’s shares in the equity capital markets is determined by the demand for the shares and the financial performance of the company.

How Moore Barlow can help

There is a variety of ways to raise capital in the financial markets, including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, rights issues and bonds. Each approach has its pros and cons, and its regulations which must be complied with. Choosing the best route for your situation requires knowledgeable legal advice based on practical experience. It’s essential to have lawyers who understand your industry sector as well as your objectives, and who know how to manage successful fundraising.

We think commercially and creatively to put the right structure in place for you. Our experts will help you organise the share capital of your company appropriately; this can often include the constitution of complex share rights to meet your required objectives.

We’ll also ensure you meet all your legal and regulatory obligations, with the correct documents to underpin those arrangements, such as shareholders’ agreements and new articles of association. In brief, we will use our expertise to plan and deliver capital fundraising that provides the resources you seek, with minimal distraction for your management team.

To help reduce your workload and as part of our value-added offering, we can also support you on a strategic level by introducing you to the right investors for your requirements. Naturally, we’ll continue to support you long after you’ve secured your capital funds, in all the key areas such as compliance, effective governance, and acquisitions and disposals.

With our legal experts working across our offices based in London, Richmond, Southampton, Lymington, Guildford and Woking, we’re ideally placed to offer advice on a local, national and international level.

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