Equity capital markets

Our ECM specialists are experts at designing and executing ECM transactions that deliver the best value for shareholders whilst minimising risk. We help companies raise equity at IPO or as a secondary market placing and also specialise in block trades for individual, trade, private equity and institutional shareholders. Over the past two years, we have raised more than £5bn in equity for clients across the market cap spectrum.

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The New York skyline, looking towards the financial district

Our approach to ECM

Access to capital

Clients can tap into rich veins of capital in the UK, North American and European markets through our leading distribution platform. Our top-ranked research and equity sales teams ensure our clients have access to the largest and optimal pools of capital to effectively execute deals.

Innovative structuring

Our ECM specialists have huge expertise in structuring bespoke solutions to maximise value for your ECM transaction. We recognise no two transactions are the same and focus on delivering the optimum balance of value and risk for all stakeholders.

De-risking transactions

We routinely deploy our balance sheet to underwrite our clients’ deals and de-risk execution. Our underwriting credentials range from offering standby structures to taking hard underwriting positions.

Long-term approach

We view every ECM transaction as part of a long-term relationship between the company and the capital markets and focus on providing ongoing advice, for example though planning further vendor sell down via block trades, post IPO.

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Recent transactions

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Halfords Group plc

Investec acted as Joint Global Co-ordinator, Bookrunner and Broker to Halfords Group plc in their £63.4m capital raising.

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Smart Metering Systems

Investec acted as Joint Bookrunner on Smart Metering Systems’ £175m equity fundraise.

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IHS Holding Ltd

Investec acted as global co-manager and underwriter to the US$7.0bn New York Stock Exchange IPO of IHS Holding Ltd.

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ITM Power

Investec acted as Joint Bookrunner and Nomad on ITM Power’s milestone £250m equity raise.