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  • Capital Markets

    IPO-readiness and all other transactions as well as Reporting Accountant for UK, US and European capital markets.

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Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets experience and track record

In the three years to 30 June 2019, our team has acted as reporting accountant on more than 100 completed capital markets transactions and on more the 45 initial public offerings with a combined market value of £5.5bn.

This includes London Stock Exchange Premium and Standard listings, AIM IPOs, Euronext and other European IPOs We have extensive understanding and experience of the regulatory requirements for UK, European and US capital markets.

We have also acted on over 215 other capital markets transactions, including class 1 acquisitions and disposals, reverse takeovers, demergers, secondary fundraisings, 144A transactions, bond issues, moves between markets, takeover offers and bid defences.

Our approach to Capital Markets

Your goals and challenges are the most important factor in our engagement. Whether you are preparing for an IPO, additional fundraising, raising debt or any other transaction, our goal is to help you succeed.

We take a comprehensive view of your business including investors, capital, finance, equity and assets. Working with us means you also have access to our colleagues in tax, audit, due diligence and other advisory teams. We also benefit from the reach and resources of BDO's international network.

We see our brief as accountants as a starting point. We will provide you with the practical advice and ideas that makes a difference to your business. That includes identifying and introducing the right financial advisers if need be. You will also benefit from a genuinely partner-led approach with the lead partner involved throughout the project and not just at the beginning and/or end. You have access to our best people and all of our experience when you need or want it.

IPOs and IPO-readiness

Since 2005, our capital markets team has acted as reporting accountant on over 240 IPOs, including London Stock Exchange Premium and Standard listings, AIM IPOs, Euronext and other European IPOs.

You can use our quick and easy IPO readiness assessment to determine what you will need to do to achieve a successful IPO.

Reporting Accountant

Our Capital Markets team acts as reporting accountant for companies seeking a flotation, or for listed companies undertaking subsequent fundraisings, acquisitions and other transactions. We provide the full range of reporting accountant services including accountants reports on historical financial information, long form reports, working capital reports and all comfort letters.

You can find out more about our Reporting Accountant services and track record here.

AIM

We have been the leading Reporting Accountant for AIM since 2011. We have acted on 24 AIM IPOs in the last three years, significantly more than any other firm. BDO is also the leading auditor for AIM listed companies. AIM is the natural home of the ambitious, mid-market businesses that we are passionate about helping succeed.

Main Market

In the 3 years to 30 June 2019, BDO UK has acted as reporting accountant on the listing of 26 companies on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, with a combined market value of £4.6bn.

In the same period we have also acted on over 30 other Main Market capital markets transactions including class 1 acquisitions, reverse takeovers, demergers, secondary fundraisings, bond issues, takeover offers and bid defences.