Equity Capital Markets and public company (PLC) transactions

Leading national Equity Capital Markets and PLC Transactions team


Blake Morgan’s specialist PLC Transactions team is experienced in dealing with the full range of Equity Capital Markets and other PLC transactions.

The Equity Capital Markets team has lawyers based in London and throughout the firm’s regional offices, and each have strong relationships with NOMADS, sponsors, underwriters and other market participants.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our expert corporate lawyers advise on all aspects of Equity Capital Markets and other PLC transactions including:

Initial Public Offerings

Our corporate experts provide relevant, realistic solutions to clients looking to raise capital in the financial market. Our experience and knowledge means we are able to offer a commercial approach when advising businesses on the issues to consider when offering shares to the public.

Placings, rights issues, open offers and other secondary offerings

We understand equity capital markets and provide straightforward and commercial advice on the structure and regulatory issues in this area.

Takeovers

Our specialist team are experts in advising on recommended and hostile bids as well as those that involve competing bidders.

Corporate governance and regulatory matters

Our legal experts advise on compliance with the Listing Rules, AIM Rules, Takeover Code, MAR and other governance codes.

Our Clients


We have a proven track record of advising a broad range of publicly listed corporates (from UK mid-market companies to multinationals) across a broad range of sectors. Our recent Equity Capital Market work has included advising clients in the technology, wealth management, retail and industrial manufacturing sectors.

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“We are delighted to have successfully completed the IPO and raised funds to facilitate the next stage of the company's development. Stephen [Archibald] and his team supported us throughout every stage of the deal and the AIM listing process, drawing on their extensive experience in public markets work and a thorough understanding of the issues in our business.”
- Neil Dunkley, Co-founder and MD at Financial Planning at Harwood Wealth Management Group plc


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Highlights


Advising the leading Hampshire-based financial planning and discretionary wealth management business Harwood Wealth Management Group plc on its acquisition of Wellian Investment Solutions and subsequent IPO which saw the company place shares to raise £13.5m and become AIM quoted at an initial market capitalisation of £45m.


Advising Gresham Technologies plc, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time data integrity and control solutions, on a £3.3m institutional share placing and £4.6m acquisition of niche financial markets software provider, C24 Technologies Ltd.


Advising main-market listed Beale plc, the Bournemouth-based department store retailer, on its takeover by English Rose Enterprises Limited at an enterprise value exceeding £20m.


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Cardiff

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London

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