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Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets & Securities lawyers advise listed and unlisted public companies, private companies, issuers, investment banks, advisory groups, lead managers and arrangers across a range of Australian and international capital markets transactions, including:

  • Equity, debt and hybrid securities
  • IPOs, rights issues, share purchase plans, placements and secondary raisings and sales
  • Backdoor listings and reverse takeovers
  • Convertible bond/note instruments
  • Underwriting and bookbuilds
  • Capital restructuring including buy-backs, capital reductions and debt-for-equity swaps
  • Prospectuses and other disclosure documents
  • Stock exchange listing requirements (for both admission and ongoing compliance)
  • Capital management

Members of our team have been ranked in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 in equity capital markets in Australia, as Leading Lawyer for ECM in Chambers Global, in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers, and in the Australasian Legal Business Mergers & Acquisitions Guide.

Transactions

Key Capital Markets & Securities transactions our lawyers have advised on include:

  • Allsports Group – advised on the sale of the Allsports Group and various other clinics to Healthia (as part of the aggregation and IPO)
  • Orocobre – advising on Employee Share Option Plan, securities issues ASX compliance and secondary raising
  • Kirrama – rights issues and placement regarding projects in Australia and Madagascar
  • OvertheWire (ASX:OTW) – initial public offering,  advised on the underwriting agreement and due diligence
  • Fertoz (ASX:FTZ) – initial public offering and listing of Fertoz (an agricultural/fertiliser company) and other secondary raisings
  • Altor Capital – advised on its investment management agreement
  • Tlou Energy Ltd (ASX:TOU) advised on its IPO, Admission to AIM, various capital raising matters including a placement to institutional investors and non-renounceable accelerated rights issue
  • Talon Petroleum (ASX:TPD) – secondary raising rights issue
  • Platinum Partners€ – issue of convertible notes by Alcyone Resources Ltd (ASX:AYN)
  • Comet Ridge (ASX:COI) –  reverse takeover, capital raising , including share purchase plan, private placement & accelerated non-renounceable rights issue
  • Ord Minnett, Morgans, Integra Advisory and Wilson HTM – advised on various IPO, underwriting and secondary raising matters
  • Fitzroy Resources Limited (ASX:FRY) – private placement
  • Moreton Resources Limited (ASX:CXY) – acted for a consortium of shareholders regarding the successful removal of the Board of Directors
  • Pan Pacific Petroleum – secondary raising rights issue
  • Aim Resources – placement
  • Kirrama Resources – advised on a private placement/capital raising and Corporations Act issues