Equity Capital Markets

Businesses can accelerate growth and realise capital for entrepreneurs by using some of the world’s most advanced equity capital markets, on our doorstep in the UK.

 A market presence can:

Fund organic growth
Give multiple fundraising opportunities as a business progresses
Increase acquisition activity
Provide currency for acquisitions
Provide current value through the release of equity and future value from growth
Raise profile and impact

We guide our clients in the attractions and alternatives within the capital markets, where timing, motive and structure are vital. Project managing transactions that have immense complexity can release ours clients to do what they do best – lead and grow their businesses in the knowledge that they have the best commercial and technical legal advisers.

Our expertise includes:
Capital Reorganisations
Initial Public Offerings on both regulated markets (e.g. London Stock Exchange) and non-regulated markets (e.g. AIM, ISDX)
Private Placings
Secondary Fund Raisings and Rights Issues
Tenders Offers and Returns of Capital


A flotation through an initial public offering and any subsequent fundraisings, announcements and market events can be major events in the life of a business and its management. We promote clarity and simplicity, contain costs and emphasise our role in releasing management time by providing the highest level, commercially savvy, no-nonsense and tireless support.

In addition to advising listed companies we also frequently advise sponsors, nomads and brokers as part of their appointment to listed companies, using the same approach to get the right result in the right way.

"The dedication and commitment of Shakespeare Martineau
throughout the process helped to create, and preserve,
value for the shareholders."

Roger Crosse, Managing Director, POS Direct Ltd