Initial Public Offerings

Stock-figures-1Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in recent years we have been appointed to assist businesses obtain venture capital or established companies to finance expansion through public equity. Ramsden Lawyers can assist you in determining the most appropriate structure for your IPO arrangement in order to successfully attract institutional and professional investors. Our corporate advisory team will assess your company to determine whether the minimum admission criteria set by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) can be satisfied.

Listed public companies are required to satisfy stringent compliance obligations under the Corporations Act and the ASX listing rules including ongoing reporting requirements. Our team will advise you on these obligations and introduce suitable licensed underwriters, sub-underwriters, and licensed stockbrokers to participate in the IPO. If necessary, we will introduce suitable intermediaries including specialist consultants and private wealth investors. We will continuously liaise with the professional advisers on your behalf to ensure a smooth transition from a private or unlisted public company to a listed public company.

The legal aspects of an IPO can be complex. Legal advisers at Ramsden Lawyers can guide companies through the entire IPO process including:

  • evaluating the company’s corporate and capital structure;
  • provide advice on ASX Listing Rule matters and Corporations Act requirements;
  • effecting any required pre-IPO reorganisation;
  • managing the due diligence process and conducting the legal due diligence investigation;
  • advising the directors on their potential liability and the practical steps which can be taken to minimise the risk;
  • assess the legal environment in which the company operates and protect the company’s legal rights;
  • assisting in the drafting of the prospectus;
  • advising on the terms of any underwriting or offer management agreement;
  • helping prepare the listing application;
  • advising on tax issues;
  • advising on the relevant corporate governance structure to establish; and liaising with ASIC and ASX;

To learn more about how our corporate advisory team can assist you though all aspects of your IPO, please contact an expert advisor today on (07) 55 921 921.

Levels 5 (Main office) and 9 (Property group)
Corporate Centre One, 2 Corporate Court
Bundall , QLD, 4217 Australia
Phone: (07) 5592 1921

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