Expertise

Equity Capital Markets

With many years of international and domestic experience, our equity capital markets team is a leading advisor to issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, lead managers, dealers, trustees and sponsors across a broad range of securities offerings. We advise on primary and secondary offerings in many different industry sectors on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges and on various other international markets. 

Our lawyers combine their depth of legal expertise and our knowledge of the current market practice to provide innovative and creative solutions to our clients on large and complex domestic and cross border transactions. We have gained strong experience from working on some of the most high-profile equity capital markets transactions of recent years in the Dublin and London markets.

Renowned for our expertise and experience in this area, our equity capital markets team work closely  with our other practice groups, particularly Investment Funds, Tax and other specialists in key industry sectors, to deliver relevant, excellent and practical advice.

Our Services

  • IPOs
  • REITs
  • Rights issues
  • Equity placings
  • Market abuse and securities law issues
  • Entitlement issues
  • Privatisations
  • Pre-IPO fundraisings
  • QIAIFs and UCITS
  • Tender options and buyback programmes
  • Corporate governance, shareholder relations and activism

Recommendations

Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2017

 “Client-oriented, commercial and dynamic."

Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2016

"A genuinely quality law firm, which is extremely capable in this area."

Recent Work

We are at the forefront of transactions in the Irish equity capital markets and some recent deals we advised on include:

  • Advising Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) and Goodbody Stockbrokers as Joint Global Coordinators in connection with the €400m IPO of Cairn Homes plc on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Irish Residential Properties REIT plc (“IRES”) on its €200m IPO and admission to listing on the Official List and to trading on the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Ormonde Mining on its $100m funding by Oaktree and joint venture in connection with its Tungsten mine in Spain and successful defence of takeover approach from Almonty Industries.
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