Capital Markets

Market-leading capital markets expertise to assist growing industries and companies to fund their important projects.

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HopgoodGanim Lawyers' leading capital markets team has extensive experience in both local and international markets, and has been involved in some of Australia’s highest-profile capital raisings in recent years. Our team crafts inventive and effective structures that will achieve successful capital raisings and listings, and contribute to the ongoing financial success of our clients.

The firm has particular expertise acting for the resources and energy sector and advises over 30 percent of all ASX-listed mining and energy companies based in Queensland, with our broader client base extending across local and international borders.

Our capital markets experts advise on domestic listings and capital raisings, IPOs, private equity, secondary listings, international and dual listings and capital raisings, private placements and rights issues.

  • Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year, 2014 by Acquisition International Magazine
  • Recommended by Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession as Leading Corporate Law Firms - Perth, 2015
  • Ranked by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Corporate Law Firm - Brisbane, 2016
  • Named Best Corporate Restructuring Firm, 2016 - Australia & Capital Markets Team of the Year, 2016 by Acquisition International Magazine
  • Winner of Most Outstanding Corporate Restructuring Firm 2016 by Acquisition International Magazine

Areas of Expertise

  • Public fundraising, including initial public offerings and further fundraising 
  • Private placements to sophisticated and professional investors, for both listed and unlisted companies 
  • Fundraising to existing shareholders, including renounceable and non-renounceable rights issues, bonus issues, share purchase plans, employee equity plans and dividend reinvestment plans 
  • Primary and dual listings on the ASX, NSX, TSX and AIM 
  • Due diligence 
  • Advising on ASX Listing Rules and the Corporations Act, and liaising with regulators
  • Advising Armour Energy on its $75 million IPO, one of the largest petroleum initial public offerings in recent years. 
  • Advising ASX-listed Bow Energy on a placement and share purchase plan to raise $77 million. We also advised Bow Energy on an institutional placement to raise $48.4 million, and a share purchase plan to raise $30 million. 
  • Advising Careers Australia Group on its $40 million raising under convertible notes. 
  • Advising SCV Group on a number of convertible note arrangements to secure short term funding for operations. 
  • Advising ASX-listed CuDeco on the placement of shares with Hong Kong resource fund New Apex Asia Investment, raising $86.3 million. We also advised CuDeco on the placement of ordinary shares to two UK fund managers, raising $32 million. 
  • Advising ASX-listed Norton Gold Fields on the private placement of shares to Hong Kong company China Precious Metal Resources Holdings, raising $20 million. We also advised Norton Gold Fields on the placement of shares worth $40.5 million to investors in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and the placement of shares to Zijin Mining Group to raise $27.7 million. 
  • Advising Brisbane Markets on its $12 million rights issue and public offer. 
  • Advising AIM-listed Solomon Gold (now SolGold plc) on the placement of shares to institutional and private investors in Australia and the United Kingdom, raising $24.2 million. 
  • Advising Orbis Gold on the placement of shares to institutional and sophisticated investors, raising $18 million.
  • Advising Stanmore Coal on its initial public offering and listing on the ASX. Stanmore Coal had a market capitalisation on listing of $18.6 million.
  • Advising Buccaneer Energy on a share placement to raise $12 million.
  • Advising MetroCoal on its successful initial public offering and ASX listing. MetroCoal's IPO raised the maximum amount of $10 million, and the company listed on the ASX with a market capitalisation of $35.4 million. 
  • Advising Site International Group on its $4 million convertible note raising and subsequent $4.2 million rights issue.