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The Future of Capital Raising in Biotech and Pharma

Despite a decline in overall global activity, the biopharma sectors continue to perform strongly, bolstered by several factors. 
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As one of the leading firms for cross-border transactions, we provide strategic advice on deals involving the world’s largest financial institutions and multinational companies. From deal inception to business integration, we help clients to bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement.

With one of the world’s largest capital markets practices, our team of over 400 lawyers in over 40 countries provide practical, commercially-focused advice to issuers, investment banks and selling shareholders on equity, debt and public M&A transactions.

Our global, local and technical sector expertise and knowledge, coupled with our ability to work seamlessly across each of the countries in which we operate, means we add unique value in shaping, negotiating and closing the deal.

We are ranked among the top firms for Capital Markets by Chambers Global and IFLR 1000 in local jurisdictions around the world. Legal 500 consistently ranks us among the top tiers for debt and equity capital markets advisement and Law360 named us one of the top three "Mightiest Securities Practices" in 2015.

We are also highly ranked in Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters equity and debt league tables, including:

  • No. 5 for global cross-border IPOs by deal volume 2015 (advising issuer)
  • No. 1 in EMEA for cross-border IPOs by deal volume 2015 (advising issuer)
  • No. 7 in APAC for cross-border IPOs by deal volume 2015 (acting as international legal advisors to managers)
  • No. 1 in EMEA for equity IPO by deal volume Q1 2016 (advising issuers and managers)

As a top-ranked Capital Markets Practices in local jurisdictions around the world, some of our notable deals include:

Advising Middle Eastern snack food company Edita Food Industries on its EGP 2 billion (USD 263 million) cross-border IPO on the London Stock Exchange and initial public offering on the Egyptian Exchange.

Assisting German aluminium wheel manufacturer Uniwheels with its initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange – the largest IPO on that exchange in 2015.

Advising Videocon d2h, the satellite television arm of India's Videocon Group, on its listing of USD 325-million worth of American depositary receipts on Nasdaq — the largest Indian IPO in the US since 2007.

Assisting Swedish mobile gaming company LeoVegas with its initial public offering on Nasdaq, a transaction that involved a Swedish offering and placement of shares to US investors.

Representing MileSouth Apartment Portfolio, the first US real estate investment company to create a Canadian REIT to list its US assets on the Toronto Stock Exchange — one of the most successful cross-border REIT offerings in recent years.