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Public Companies

Whether you are looking to raise capital in a public limited company by offering shares to private and institutional investors through an initial public offering, or offering shares to a selected base of institutional investors through a placing, Lupton Fawcett has the expertise to guide you through the regulatory hurdles that you will face.

At Lupton Fawcett, we have experience in advising companies on the following areas:

  • Initial public offerings (IPO)

  • Placings

  • Financial promotion

  • Market abuse

  • Insider dealing

  • Prospectus rules

  • Disclosure and transparency rules

  • The Takeover Code

Our team also has experience of supporting clients on details of the AIM market, which is designed primarily for emerging or smaller businesses where a higher investment risk tends to be attached than to larger or more established public companies. AIM securities are not admitted to the official list.

A prospective investor should be aware of the risks of investing in such companies and should make the decision to invest only after careful consideration and, if appropriate, consultation with an independent financial adviser. As such, the governance, law and regulation affecting AIM listed companies are subject to additional legislation, rules and regulations.

Additionally, a listed company may decide to return to private status because it is undervalued by the market, or more commonly because the optimal strategy for the business is inconsistent with the requirements of the public markets.

Lupton Fawcett can guide you through the process of taking your company private. For further details, please contact Andrew Lindsay.

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For advice on all aspects of public companies, talk to our Yorkshire-based solicitors today. We have offices across the county, in Sheffield, Leeds and York, and can offer advice face-to-face, on the phone or via email.

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