Delivering a successful IPO, and maintaining the listing, is a complex task for any organisation.
Overseas companies looking to the London Stock Markets for equity capital raising, especially AIM, may choose to form an international holding company to facilitate their listing. Accessing the London markets may provide higher valuations, ease of access to institutional capital, more liquidity and a greater profile for their business. With Jersey’s proximity to London and the position of high regard it holds in the City of London makes Jersey the ideal location for the establishment of this Listco. Our corporate team has extensive experience of administering complex structures, which often demand a significant emphasis on corporate governance, regulatory and technical disciplines.
We work with our clients and their advisors as a strategic partner to ensure a successful listing is achieved by taking care of all incorporation and administration matters associated with the Listco, both pre and post IPO. The pre-IPO phase can often be a lengthy process as the business is reorganised, non-core activities are exited, corporate governance structures established and business plans prepared. This is also often the time when family operated businesses will need to separate personal from business assets. In doing so, families may look to establish a family trust to hold personal assets and any proceeds arising from the IPO.Similarly, the business owners may want to find ways in which the senior executives can be properly incentivised, to support the business post-IPO. In this regard, they may look to establish employee incentive schemes including Employee Benefit Trusts and Employee Share Ownership Plans.
We offer a comprehensive service including formation, registered office and company secretarial and administration services to companies listed on AIM. Our senior team have worked with companies in Asia and Central Europe who have listed on AIM and the London Main Market and have extensive experience supporting them in the pre and post IPO periods with all aspects of their structuring requirements.