Equity capital markets

Our equity capital markets team is recognised as one of the most active and successful in equity fundraisings and stock exchange transactions.

We regularly advise companies as well as sponsors, nominated advisers and brokers, bringing together corporate finance and sector expertise from across the firm. We have considerable experience advising on initial public offerings, secondary issues (including subscriptions, placings, rights issues, cash box and open offers), transfers between markets, dual listings and issues of convertible securities.
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With core teams in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai we have a significant track record in each of these jurisdictions both in bringing companies to market and subsequently advising in respect of their ongoing transactional and regulatory needs.

Our London team assists on admissions to the London Stock Exchange (including both premium and standard listings on the Main Market, the AIM Market (including the ‘AIM Designated Markets’ route), the Specialist Fund Market and the Professional Securities Market). We also advise companies who look to admit securities on other European exchanges such as the Channel Islands Stock Exchange and Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Our offices in Singapore and Hong Kong have many years’ experience advising on capital market transactions in those jurisdictions. In Singapore, members of the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance have significant experience advising on SGX Main Board and Catalist transactions.

We advise companies on both a domestic and an international basis with particular geographical expertise in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and India.

Our in depth experience of acting for or alongside many of the market advisory teams in each jurisdiction including investment banks, sponsors, brokers, Nomads, accountants and PR houses means that we have a unique insight and knowledge of current market practice and expectations.

We pride ourselves on our industry experience, placing as much emphasis on the commercial and practical areas as on complex technical issues. We have considerable experience of the different requirements that apply in the world’s key jurisdictions and of project managing teams of advisors in multi-jurisdictional transactions.

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P2P Global Investments PLC

We advised on the launch of the UK's first listed fund dedicated to investing in peer-to-peer loans and related credit assets. The IPO, which was oversubscribed, raised £200m. We advised the trust in respect of its two subsequent C share issues raising a further £600m in total.

easyHotel plc

Our London team advised on the AIM IPO and simultaneous £30 million placing for easyHotel plc, the developer and operator of 'super budget' branded hotels. We also advised on its secondary fundraising, securing £38 million to fund expansion across the UK and Europe.

Eland Oil & Gas plc

We acted for Eland Oil & Gas plc in relation to two rounds of pre-IPO financing raising £105m and subsequently on its £118m AIM IPO.

Woodford Investment Management LLP

We acted for Woodford Investment Management LLP on the largest ever investment trust IPO, Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc, raising £800m on launch.

Soo Kee Group Ltd

Our Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance team advised United Overseas Bank Limited (as sponsor, issue manager, underwriter and placement agent) on the $170m IPO on the SGX Catalist board of Soo Kee Group Ltd, an established jeweller headquartered in Singapore with one of the largest networks of retail stores in Singapore and Malaysia.

D&G Technology Holding Co Ltd

Our Hong Kong team advised Bocom International as sponsor to D&G Technology on its HK$295m Global Offering and simultaneous HKEx Main Board IPO.

Best Pacific International Holdings Ltd

We acted for Best Pacific on its HK$625m Global Offering and simultaneous HKEx Main Board IPO.

Patagonia Gold Plc

Having previously acted on its AIM IPO and subsequent secondary fundraisings, our London team acted for this gold production and exploration company on its subscription, open offer and City Code whitewash.

Hotel Chocolat Group plc

We advised Hotel Chocolat Group plc on its IPO and successful £167 million flotation on AIM.

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

We advised Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, in its role as nominated advisor and broker to Directa Plus Plc, in connection with its admission to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and related placing.

Shield Therapeutics plc

We advised Shield Therapeutics plc on its £162 million AIM IPO.

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Salem Chalabi Partner

T:  +971 4 407 3903
M:  +964 780 204 2222 Email Salem | Vcard Office:  Dubai

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Voon Keat Lai Managing Partner

T:  +852 2533 2790
M:  Email Voon | Vcard Office:  Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Tom Nicholls Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2555
M:  +44 7843 517 965 Email Tom | Vcard Office:  London

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Tom Platts Partner

T:  +65 6622 9641
M:  +65 8233 3245 Email Tom | Vcard Office:  Jakarta, Singapore

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29 Sep 2016

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Stephenson Harwood advises easyHotel on £38 million share placing

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised easyHotel plc on its secondary fundraising, securing £38 million to fund expansion across the UK and Europe.

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27 May 2016

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05 May 2016

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Stephenson Harwood advises Hotel Chocolat on IPO

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22 Apr 2016

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21 Apr 2016

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25 Feb 2016

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09 Feb 2016

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04 Feb 2016

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15 Dec 2015

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09 Dec 2015

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Stephenson Harwood acts in Hornby’s move to AIM

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