Equity Capital Markets

Equity Capital Markets - Australia

The best advice in a competitive market

A combination of strong, established relationships with issuers and underwriters, plus the experience needed to devise innovative solutions makes us the first choice for your equity capital markets work.

You will be in good company; our client list is a who’s who of major listed corporates and investment banks.

A strong track record

We have acted for a number of the most significant initial public offerings (IPOs) in Australia. These include the Medibank IPO, Steadfast Group restructure and IPO, the GDI Property Group IPO, the Virtus IPO, the National Storage IPO, the Pact Group IPO and the McAleese IPO in 2014 alone.

We also acted as Australian legal counsel for Fonterra on its NZ$500 million public offer in Australia and New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Regime, the first major deal that has been successfully conducted under the Regime.

We advise on:

  • Initial public offerings 
  • Secondary offerings including placements, rights issues, block trades and accelerated entitlement offerings
  • Block trades and institutional selldowns
  • Hybrid offers 
  • Retail note issues 
  • Capital management including buybacks, dividend reinvestment plans, special dividends, capital reductions 
  • Capital restructuring. 

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

On 9 October 2019, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released the final version of its listing rules reforms. Nearly all of these changes are expected to come into effect on 1 December 2019...

14 October 2019

Then this week came ASIC’s surprise. With no fanfare, ASIC has doubled the SPP participation limit from $15,000 to $30,000 per securityholder. Could this be the end of the entitlement offer era?

30 August 2019

On 28 November 2018 the Australian Securities Exchange released a public consultation paper titled “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules"

03 December 2018

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018

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