Our equity capital markets (ECM) specialists, many of whom have spent time working at investment banks, advise on a full range of UK, US and domestic securities laws in relation to all types of equity and equity-linked transactions. These include IPOs, secondary offerings, block trades, global depositary receipt (GDR) offerings and convertible and exchangeable bond issues.
We also have recognised expertise in structuring, launching and listing investment funds across a broad client base.
Our integrated US securities law team regularly advises on international equity offerings, with a particular focus on Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.
The Simmons & Simmons Equity Capital Markets team is ranked in Chambers UK 2014, endorsing its experience on a "broad range of issues, including IPOs, block trades, secondary offerings and private placements. [It] also provides integrated US securities capacity, and is adept at handling offerings across multiple jurisdictions."
ECM practice head, Chris Horton "balances his advice suitably with commercial awareness" and has "a good connection to bank-side work," Chambers UK 2017.