Corporate weekly highlights—8 June 2017

Corporate weekly highlights—8 June 2017

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 8 June 2017, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: Lexis®PSL Corporate and Market Tracker’s research examining LR/AIM Rules transactions for the period 1 January 2017 to 30 April 2017; the Law Society and City of London Law Society’s response to the FCA’s consultation paper on information availability in the UK equity IPO process; ESMA’s ITS regarding market abuse; a new climate risk partnership between LAPFF and the 50/50 Climate Project; a study by Deloitte relating to board diversity; and analysis on trends in prosecuting health and safety offences. 

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Market Tracker

LR/AIM Rules transactions–1 January to 30 April 2017

Lexis®PSL Corporate and Market Tracker has conducted research examining LR/AIM Rules transactions for the period 1 January 2017 to 30 April 2017.

The scope of the data analysed includes all Class 1 transactions on the Main Market of the LSE, all related party transactions on the Main Market with a deal value of £100 million and above, and all substantial transactions and related party transactions on AIM with a deal value of £10 million and above.

We reviewed a total of 32 transactions that were subject to either the UKLA Listing Rules or the AIM Rules (collectively, the Rules). Of these there were 8 Class 1 transactions and 24 related party transactions (7 for Main Market companies, 17 for AIM companies). Below is a summary and analysis of the 32 transactions.

For details see News Analysis: LR/AIM Rules transactions–1 January to 30 April 2017.

Equity capital markets

Law Society opinions on information availability in equity IPO process

The Law Society and City of London Law Society have published their response to the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) consultation paper ‘Reforming the availability of information in the UK equity IPO process’

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