EQ - Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

Playing Our Part In Your Successful Listing

You can’t whistle a symphony; it takes an orchestra to play it. That’s why we bring together individual specialists to create a team with the expertise to complete even the most complex listings successfully.  

Preparing for IPO

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Getting your company ready.

With the support of a dedicated Corporate Advice team we help you prepare for life as a listed company.

  • Corporate Governance & Company Secretarial Support 
  • Employee Share Ownership 
  • Depositary Interests
  • Receiving Agent Services
  • Retail Offer (Online/eIPO)
  • Intermediaries Offer
  • Selling Shareholders (online portal)

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Launch Day

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Launch with confidence.

Providing you with the technical support on your admission.

  • Share Register Set-Up
  • CREST Enablement
  • Settlement of Shares
  • Settlement of Multi-Currency Proceeds 

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Thriving as a PLC.

Your IPO is only the start of the journey, we continue to support your newly listed company. 

  • Share Register Management 
  • Employee Share Plans 
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Proxy Solicitation and Stewardship
  • Investor Analytics
  • Corporate Actions 

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Dealing With The Complex

Avast: Successful Delivery Across Currencies

As the registrar and receiving agent, we handled the process of allowing existing shareholders and option holders to sell into the IPO via an online portal and have their cash processed and transferred into a currency of their choice. We also offered a Global Nominee service for Avast’s employees from Admission.

Watches Of Switzerland: Delivering A Fully Managed Selling Shareholder Solution

Our dedicated IPO project team supported the luxury watch retailer launch their IPO with existing and newly issued shares together with a fully managed solution to deal with a sale facility for eligible Selling Shareholders.

DWF: Taking An LLP To PLC

In a rare partnership flotation, we delivered 300 million shares to investors using our platforms and provided employee share plan services to support the listing.

The Best In The Business

Our dedicated team ensures that we deliver the best possible service to our clients.

Richard Wheatley

Leading the management and innovation of IPOs for over 27 years

Gavin Lane

Managing the operational design and delivery of IPOs for nearly 25 years

Robin Walker

Supporting companies through their listings for the last 6 years

Starting Your IPO Journey 

We have supported some of the UK’s best-known brands in making their debut as a listed company, and we can do the same for you.  

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Our Latest IPO Insights

The IPO Review – Q1 2020

How Have Global Exchanges Reacted To COVID-19?

In this latest report, we look at the impact COVID-19 has had on UK and international listings and provide some reflections on the importance of employee engagement during the IPO process.

The IPO Review – 2019 Round-up

Can We Expect An IPO Revival In 2020?

2019 proved to be a decidedly mixed year for the IPO market. Escalating US-China trade tension, Hong Kong protests and Brexit led to many IPOs being shelved. This review looks over the highlights of 2019 and gives our thoughts on a potential IPO revival in 2020.

The IPO Review – Q3 2019

The Drive For Investor Transparency

In this quarter's review, we look at the particular challenges of transparency: both as a regulatory and shareholder expectation but also as a transformative and beneficial cultural shift.

The IPO Review – Q2 2020

Capital Raising: How Listed Companies Are Securing Their Finances

In our report, we look at the latest listings from across the globe and how already listed companies are turning to shareholders to help bolster their depleted balance sheets.


Accessing The UK Equity Market Using Depositary Interests

London is one of the world’s leading venues for company listings, but with Brexit set to rock the boat for capital, could depositary interests offer a life raft?

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