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

In advising clients operating in this 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 equality capital markets.

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), funds and financial services, pharma and life sciences and technology.

We advise clients in a broad range of practice areas including:

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


Bowleven plc
Acted for Bowleven plc on accelerated bookbuilt placings raising £79.8 million, £71 million, £72 million, £39.1 million, £58 million and £13.1 million.
Cenkos Securities plc
Acted for Cenkos Securities plc on placing by Landsdowne Oil & Gas plc raising £10 million.
Numis Securities
Acted for Numis Securities Limited on AIM IPO of MyCelx Technologies Corporation and placing raising £12.1 million.
Afferro Mining Inc
Acted for Afferro Mining Inc on placing raising £15.5 million.
Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc
Acted for Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc on placing and open offer of convertible unsecured loan stock raising £60 million.
Collins Stewart Europe Limited
Acted for Collins Stewart Europe Limited on placings by Green Compliance plc raising £5.5 million, £4 million and £10 million.
Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited
Acted for Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited on fund launch and placing and offer for subscription raising £50 million and subsequent placing and offer for subscription raising £15 million.
Goals Soccer Centres plc
Acted for Goals Soccer Centres plc on placing raising £2.8 million.
Cairn Energy plc
Acted for Cairn Energy plc on accelerated bookbuilt placing raising £116.1 million.
Numis Securities Limited
Acted for Numis Securities Limited on placings by 2ergo Group plc raising £3 million and £2.8 million.