Rights issues for small cap companies

A number of companies used rights issues to raise further funds in 2009 - but small cap companies steered clear.  Nick Graves and Dominic Davis of the Burges Salmon LLP corporate department look at some of the key points that companies should consider when assessing potential fundraising strcutures.

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Research’s role in listed success

In a crowded marketplace, companies can struggle to capture institutional attention and investment. William Russell-Smith, Managing Director of AQ Research Ltd. explains how investment research from brokers or specialists can provide an efficient solution.  

Corporate commissioned research - the right business model for today’s markets

Institutional investors need quality research - and corporate commissioned research is the way of the future for communicating with the broader market says Fraser Thorne, Managing Director of Edison Investment Research.

Is your company misunderstood or not known at all? Take control

According to recent research, a company with no or inadequate research is priced at 25% below one with an adequate level of research. Andy Edmond, CEO of research specialists Equity Development, reports.

Investigating the use of cash box structures

How do institutional shareholders view the increasing use of cash box structures to circumvent the 5% limit on non-pre-emptive issues of shares? Alexander Keepin of Charles Russell LLP investigates.

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How to access capital for growth

Paul Canning, Managing Director of leading global private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital, looks at some of the options available for raising capital in a tough business climate.

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Delisting from AIM – issues arising

Clive Garston and Melissa Needham of Halliwells LLP examine the key issues arising from a decision to de-list from AIM.   

Moving from public to private

In the light of current uncertainty in the financial markets, many AIM companies feel undervalued and undercapitalized. Martin Finnegan, partner in Nabarro’s Corporate Group and a member of the QCA’s Legal Committee, looks at the merits of taking a company private.

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