For companies looking to join AIM or the Main Market, we can act as lead adviser on the IPO process, one which can be intensive and time consuming, but an area where we have extensive expertise and the project management skills in order to ensure a smooth transaction.
As Nomad or Sponsor we work alongside and provide an experienced alternative to mid-market investment banks. We do not act as broker, so are independent from investors and can provide impartial advice.
In addition to IPOs, we can provide support, as financial adviser, to UK-listed companies in a number of areas including on-market (Rights Issues, Open Offers) and off-market (Institutional Placings) fundraisings, Class and Related Party Transactions, Reverse Takeovers and Strategic Reviews.
The value of an independent adviser on IPOs is increasingly being recognised by the market. We provide truly impartial advice and are able to offer a second opinion on any issues that arise in the capital raising and pricing process.
We have no institutional shareholder allegiances – we sit on the same side as the board and ensure that the broker is not swayed by its relationships with institutions at the expense of the company. One of our key roles is to challenge the broker/bank on pricing.