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Public Companies

Whether you are looking to raise capital in a public limited company (PLC) 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 any regulatory hurdles that you may face.

Our corporate team has a reputation for their dedication to understanding your business requirements and has been highly praised in the leading law firm directory, Chambers and Partners:

“This "proactive and supportive" team has been involved in a number of high-profile regional deals. It has particular experience in the healthcare market, company reorganisations and in dealing with information memoranda for collective investment schemes.”

To contact our teams in our Leeds, Sheffield or York-based offices, simply call Lupton Fawcett today on 0333 323 5292, or head over to our online contact form and we will be in touch soon.

Our services

At Lupton Fawcett, we can advise on:

  • Initial public offerings (IPO)
  • Placings
  • Financial promotion
  • Market abuse
  • Insider dealing
  • Prospectus rules
  • Disclosure and transparency rules
  • The Takeover Code

Our team can also support you when entering the AIM market, which is designed primarily for emerging or smaller businesses where a higher investment risk tends to be attached than larger or more established public companies.

Opportunities and Risks

While the potential rewards for investors in public companies is great, any 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 public companies are subject to significant legislation, rules and regulations.

Additionally, we can assist if a listed company decides to return to private status. This can be beneficial if the company is undervalued by the market, or more commonly because the optimal strategy for the business is inconsistent with the requirements of the public markets. Whatever the reason, we have the expertise to help a company fulfil its potential.

The Team

Here at Lupton Fawcett, our specialist corporate team will always aim to provide you with the best possible service. We work hard to understand your business in order to give you expert advice.

Over our extensive 100-year history, we have worked with a wealth of businesses of all sizes and specialisms and have gained a reputation for exceeding the expectations of our clients.

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

Contact us today

For advice on all aspects of making a company public, talk to our Yorkshire-based solicitors today by calling 0333 323 5292 or using the contact form below. We have offices across Yorkshire, in Sheffield, Leeds and York, and can offer advice face-to-face, on the phone or via email.

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