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Capital Markets transactions: 2018 at a glance

08 May 2019

Our team advised on over 16 Initial Public Offering (IPO) transactions in the last year with a number of notable trends in both AIM and Main Market of London Stock Exchange.

We have witnessed a challenging year for UK IPOs and other capital market transactions with a difficult end to 2018. The ongoing Brexit negotiations, resulting political uncertainty and continuing market volatility dampened capital markets and investors appetite during 2018, with declining number of new joiners, and IPO fundraisings and proceeds from further issues decreasing in the last six months.

Despite the “pause” button being hit in the near future in the UK capital markets, we are still seeing a healthy number of companies preparing for IPOs and pursuing further issues as a route to growth in 2019.

About Capital Markets advisory services

Our capital markets specialists act as reporting accountants for companies seeking a flotation or listed companies undertaking subsequent fundraisings, acquisitions and other transactions.

Our team has acted as reporting accountant on a wide range of UK markets transactions, including London Stock Exchange Premium and Standard listings, AIM IPOs and other capital markets transactions, including class 1 acquisitions and disposals, bond issues, secondary fundraisings, reverse takeovers, moves between markets and takeover offers.

Our capital markets team understands the challenges of every stage of the capital-raising transaction locally and internationally and can help companies evaluate the opportunities and challenges of an IPO, navigate the listing process and provide post-IPO support.

The team has deep experience of the requirements for UK and European capital markets and is supported by the BDO international network.

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