Our close relationship with the UK Investment Banking sector dates back more than 100 years through our historic involvement with equity capital markets, stockbrokers and investment trusts.
In advising clients operating in the investment banking sector, we pride ourselves in offering a single team drawn from different practice groups across the firm who understand the sector. This ensures that clients are provided with the best commercial solutions. One of our partners, Walter Blake, co-ordinates our cross-firm team focussing on investment banks.
Our highly-rated equity capital markets team acts for a range of investment banks and corporate clients from large blue chips to smaller AIM companies. Our equity capital markets team has particular expertise in energy and natural resources (oil and gas, mining, clean energy), closed-end listed funds and financial services, pharma and life sciences and technology. In the five years to, the firm’s equity markets team acted on more than 34 IPOs and secondary issues raising more than £560 million.
We also advise investment bank and other corporate advisers in a broad range of practice areas including:
- finance and restructurings
- public company take-overs
- private mergers and acquisitions
- dispute resolution focused on investment banking issues
- real estate
- competition law
- intellectual property
- procurement and outsourcings