Corporate weekly highlights—6 June 2019

Corporate weekly highlights—6 June 2019

This week’s edition of Corporate highlights includes our Market Tracker Trend Report—Trends in UK Equity Capital Markets (June 2019), an FCA policy statement relating to the implementation of the revised Shareholder Rights Directive and a further FCA policy statement relating to the implementation of the Prospectus Regulation.

In this issue:

Equity Capital Markets

Market Tracker Trend Report—Trends in UK Equity Capital Markets (June 2019)

Corporate analysis: Market Tracker’s annual report on trends in UK Equity Capital Markets reviews IPOs and secondary fundraisings from 2016 through to 2018 on both the Main Market and AIM. The report also looks at legal and regulatory developments in 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, and analyses current hot topics including the effect of recent reforms to the Main Market IPO process and the impact of Brexit on risk factors in prospectuses.

A copy of the report can be found here.

Highlights of the report include:

  1. a three-year comparison of IPO and secondary offering activity on the Main Market and AIM, with a focus on transaction volume, gross proceeds and market capitalisation

  2. analysis of the headline IPOs during 2018

  3. industry sector review, summarising emerging sector trends in new listings

  4. geographical trends in new listings and a comparison of country of incorporation and country of operation

  5. summary and analysis of recent changes to the Main Market IPO process and its impact

  6. in-depth look at cancelled and postponed IPOs in 2018

  7. overview of the impact of Brexit on ECM activity, and

  8. a detailed look at recent and upcoming legal and regulatory developments

This report includes expert commentary and market insight from leading practitioners, including:

  1. Mark Austin, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

  2. Rosalie Chadwick, Head of Corporate Finance, Pinsent Masons LLP

  3. Jamie Corner, European Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP

  4. Dan Hirschovits, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP

  5. Clive Hopewell, Partner, Head of International Capital Markets, Bird & Bird LLP

  6. Alexander

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