As your business grows and looks to list on a stock market, our specialist team are here to help with the process. We also support listed businesses successfully navigate their ongoing accounting and regulatory requirements.
Shipleys LLP helps small and medium-sized businesses make their first step into capital markets. Businesses turn to a listing for many reasons – to acquire another, support organic growth, purchase an asset or raise working capital. We will invest time to understand your objectives in order to deliver practical and tailored advice. We also specialise in helping those businesses with less than a £350m market cap.
Making the journey as smooth as possible
It can be both exciting and daunting for owners to move their business from a private to a public company. We work hard to make the process seamless for you and have a particular specialism in the UK’s Small Cap Stocks and Junior Stock Markets – AIM and AQUIS (formerly PLUSmarkets of OFEX). We also help businesses undertake a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market.
How we help
While listing is a complex process with additional and rigorous reporting, the Shipleys team are ready to help you successfully complete the different stages and requirements.
Our reporting accountant expertise will guide you through the process of listing and help you with transactions afterwards. Here’s an overview of the support we provide:
Planning and preparing the flotation
Here we work hard to help you impress investors with your earnings, corporate governance and long-term value. Our support includes:
- Due diligence
- Management reporting
- Restructuring the business
- Succession planning and reward structures
- Taxation planning
A helping hand in the IPO Transaction
We are highly experienced in producing the public and private documents you need to comply with different regulations. These include:
- Short and long form accountant’s reports
- Financial information pro forma
- Statements on capitalisation and indebtedness
- Taxation summaries
- Working capital report
- Financial position and prospectus board memorandum
- Consent and comfort letters
Beyond the transaction we also deliver specialist help with:
- Audits – statutory, internal and royalty
- Tax due diligence, structuring and compliance
- International tax advice
- Transfer pricing reports
- EIS and VCT reviews
- The new Public Interest Entity (PIE) Audits, regulated by the Financial Reporting Council FRC
- Management accounting
- IFRS conversions
- Reverse acquisitions
- Secondary placings
- Disposals and de-listings
Draw on our wide network of advisers
Where needed, we have a strong network of contacts in complementary advisory businesses (such as legal, broker and PR specialists) and will be happy to introduce you. In addition, Shipleys is a founder member of AGN International, a global association of separate and independent accounting and advisory business. With 174 member firms in 77 countries worldwide, we can also provide a seamless service for any international interests you have or may want to develop.
Can we help?
Please contact one of our capital markets specialists on this page, if we can help with your company’s strategic ambitions and objectives.
Specific advice should be obtained before taking action, or refraining from taking action, on any of the subjects covered above.