Investment Companies

Investment Companies

Overview

Our award-winning listed funds practice services the cradle-to-grave needs of all London-listed investment funds, their managers and their financial sponsors. We are at the forefront of innovation in the listed funds market and have designed novel legal structures, from exchange funds, to schemes of amalgamation and three-way mergers.

We regularly advise investment trusts, REITs, offshore funds, VCTs, SPACs and their sponsors and managers on admissions to, and further fundraisings on, the Official List, the Specialist Fund Segment, AIM and TISE. Our work for stockbrokers and investment banks as sponsors, bookrunners and placing agents to issuers, maintains our detailed current knowledge of the key market participants and developments in market practice.

We work alongside our US Securities team to advise clients on US private placements and rule 144A offerings of securities into the US, whether as part of an IPO or a further fundraising.

Our full service offering to our clients encompasses:

  • fundraising
  • advice on the appropriate regulatory structures for marketing and management arrangements
  • fund mergers
  • corporate acquisitions
  • reconstructions
  • recapitalisations
  • management contract negotiations
  • disputes
  • regulatory and taxation issues
  • shareholder activism.

We regularly design and implement London listings and fundraisings for overseas clients and lead transactions in every major offshore jurisdiction through our international network.

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