Equity Capital Markets

Our experienced, multi-jurisdictional equity capital markets team has significant experience in advising on the listing of both operating companies and special purposes acquisition companies (SPACs) utilising BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg listing vehicles on major stock exchanges throughout the world including NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE, HKSE, TWSE, LuxSE, CSX and TISE.

With transactions spanning a range of industries and sectors from pharmaceutical and healthcare, mining and manufacturing, to energy, consumer services and media/entertainment industries, Ogier fields a team of specialists able to manage innovative and complex transactions requiring careful synchronisation and management alongside exceptional technical expertise.

In recent years, we have seen strong demand in the equity capital markets for the establishment of SPACs in particular, with Ogier advising a number of billion-dollar plus transactions, together with advising on their subsequent business combination transactions, despite an uncertain global political back-drop.

Our international team specialises in cross-border transactions, and with offices in the Caribbean, Channel Islands, London, Europe and Hong Kong, we seamlessly bridge the US, Asian and European time zones to provide time-critical advice in complex, large-scale transactions.

As a team we have many years of experience and an excellent track record in dealing with IPOs from the boom of 1999 through to the continuing wave a decade later on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Cayman Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange and The International Stock Exchange.

Ogier fields a team of experienced partners in each jurisdiction whose combined experience provides deep understanding of the local laws and documentary requirements – BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg – enabling us to work seamlessly with onshore advisers dealing with the public markets.

We have an extensive bank of knowledge to draw from gained from years of advising a significant percentage of major listings - particularly of BVI SPACs which continue to be highly attractive for raising capital – and continuing to secondary issues, including rights issues, open offers and placings. We also have a strong track record of assisting private equity houses exiting portfolio companies by way of high profile listings.

Advice and documentation

We work with onshore counsel in relation to the preparation of all legal documentation required for listing, including advising on all local law considerations applicable to the listing of the listing entity on the relevant stock exchange, and on-going local law legal advice to the listing entity. We also advise advise lead managers, issuers, sponsors, underwriters, and selling and acquiring shareholders.

Working with regulators and registry

Where applicable liaising with local regulators in connection with any local regulatory consents required for the listing, as well as facilitating all local registry filings.

Every time zone

With offices in the Caribbean, Channel Islands, Europe and Asia we can provide legal advice in the time zone and language most appropriate for clients and other advisers/service providers.

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