Sectors - Investment Banks and Corporate Advisory

Our close relationship with the UK Investment Banking sector dates back more than 100 years through our historic involvement with equity capital markets, stockbrokers and investment trusts.

In advising clients operating in the investment banking sector, we pride ourselves in offering a single team drawn from different practice groups across the firm who understand the sector. This ensures that clients are provided with the best commercial solutions. One of our partners, Walter Blake, co-ordinates our cross-firm team focussing on investment banks.

Our highly-rated equity capital markets team acts for a range of investment banks and corporate clients from large blue chips to smaller AIM companies.  Our equity capital markets team has particular expertise in energy and natural resources (oil and gas, mining, clean energy), closed-end listed funds and financial services, pharma and life sciences and technology. In the five years to, the firm’s equity markets team acted on more than 34 IPOs and secondary issues raising more than £560 million.

We also advise investment bank and other corporate advisers in a broad range of practice areas including:

  • banking
  • finance and restructurings
  • public company take-overs
  • private mergers and acquisitions
  • dispute resolution focused on investment banking issues
  • real estate
  • regulation
  • pensions
  • competition law
  • employment
  • IT
  • intellectual property
  • procurement and outsourcings

Key People


Numis Securities
Acting for Numis Securities in the £54 million IPO of MDM Engineering Group.
Collins Stewart
Acting for Collins Stewart in the IPO of AsianLogic to raise US $110 million.
Numis Securities
Acting for Numis Securities in the IPO of MyCelx Technologies Corporation to raise £12.1 million.
Cairn Energy plc
Acting in the US $822 million flotation of Cairn Energy plc's Indian subsidiary, Cairn India Limited, on the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited.
Cenkos Securities
Acting for Cenkos Securities on the IPO of Easydate plc and its £15 million placing.
Cenkos Securities
Acting for Cenkos Securities in the IPO of SDI Group and placing to raise £29.3 million.
Collins Stewart
Acting for Collins Stewart in the IPO of Direct Wonen N.V. and its £61 million placing.
Singer Capital Markets
Acting for Singer Capital Markets in connection with the £28.5 millions strategic fundraising by Renold plc.
Panmure Gordon
Acting for Panmure Gordon in connection with a £20 million share issue by Colliers CRW plc.