Our Capital Markets group advises companies on raising debt in the European and US and Russian markets. We offer tailored advice to a broad range of businesses, from smaller, entrepreneurial companies to sophisticated national or multinational companies that regularly borrow money on international capital markets.
European debt transactions typically involve a Eurobond issue or Euro Medium Term Note Programme (EMTN) listing on the stock exchanges in London, Luxembourg, Dublin or another country in the European Union.
Often a company may wish to offer the notes to institutional investors in the United States, under an exemption afforded by Rule 144 (a). This enables the company to access the US markets without having to register the securities with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). As a result, companies can raise capital in the US without having to meet the ongoing reporting requirements associated with SEC registration. Such offerings are still driven by US market practice, which may be unfamiliar to companies inexperienced in raising capital.