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Equity Capital Markets in Australia

Our Capital Markets Group have considerable experience in equity offers, acting for issuers, investment banks and underwriters.

In difficult financing conditions, many ASX-listed companies are increasingly seeking to raise equity by way of secondary offers to reduce debt, bolster balance sheets or fund acquisitions. We help issuers develop the structure to execute these transactions.

We bring unique international advice to the Australian market through our "one-stop shop" capability, which provides US securities law advice to Australian issuers from our Sydney office. This means only one point of contact for clients, and enables us to advise Australian issuers in a more direct, convenient and cost effective manner than hiring separate Australian and US law firms.

Our Equity Capital Markets Group was awarded the 2009 "Equity Market Deal of the Year" at the Macquarie Bank Australasian Legal Business Awards for our work on the A$2 billion placement by Commonwealth Bank of Australia for the acquisition of BankWest.

The CMB has renamed its Association of Capital Markets Intermediary Institutions and adopted new bylaws that aim to widen its visibility and activities within and beyond the country.
Baker & McKenzie's Cross-Border IPO Index reveals 2014 as a record year, raising USD72.8 billion in capital and growing by 48 percent even excluding Alibaba. While a significant short-term drop is unlikely, warning signs are apparent in the three major IPO regions for 2015.
Edition 14 of the SCM Briefing provides an update on the key legal, regulatory and market developments affecting structured capital markets transactions, and contains features on the Basel Committee / IOSCO consultation on identifying "Simple, Transparent and Comparable" securitisations and the Basel Committee's final Revisions to the Securitisation Framework.
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