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Capital Markets - equity


With many decades of experience across all of the world's major capital markets centres, our equity capital markets practice is internationally renowned, and we act for many of the world's leading public companies, underwriters, sponsors and managers. We regularly advise on complex capital markets issues involving Ireland, the UK, the US, Europe and Asia, as well as all of the leading stock exchanges including the Irish and London Stock Exchanges, the NYSE, NASDAQ and various other international exchanges.

We have acted on most of the IPOs and listings of Irish companies over many years, as well as on a large number of take private transactions.

We have devised or adopted a number of highly successful and innovative capital markets structures, including the only "cash box" issue by an Irish corporate (élan) and ECM/M&A structures which have in the past 15 months seen a number of leading US listed companies merging with Irish incorporated companies where the merged US listed entity is headquartered and domiciled in Ireland (élan/Alkermes; Jazz Pharmaceuticals/Azur Pharma and Eaton Corporation/Cooper Industries).

We have also developed strategies for companies seeking to effect capital markets reorganisations, including moving their primary listings, delisting, and share buybacks (including ADRs and shares listed on DTC), as well as court approved share capital reductions.  

Other issues on which we frequently act include:

  • rights issues 
  • open offers 
  • placings 
  • convertible and exchangeable issues 
  • debt for equity swaps 
  • continuing obligations under stock exchange rules market abuse and securities law
  • Irish Takeover Rules

“A&L Goodbody is undisputedly one of the leaders in the field of capital markets…”

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