Advisory services are also provided with respect to optimal financing structure and raising equity capital from investors for companies to help them meet their funding needs for growth and expansion.
Equities can be issued and listed on any Stock Exchanges around the World and can include Initial Public Offerings (“IPOs”) and other acceptable methods. Through its working relationship with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (“SEM”), services such as Sponsoring Broker and underwriting can also be provided. These activities can range from public transactions to private placements with specialised investors.
The types of issues at the SEM are classified below:
- IPOs involve the issuing of shares on the public equity exchange for the first time;
- Share offers (“Rights Issue”) consist of the sale of additional shares by an already publicly listed company in order to raise further capital;
- FPOs (Follow on Public Offer) encompass the additional issue of shares in the exchange for a second time; and
- QIP (Qualified institutional placement) enables a listed company to issue equity directly to institutional buyers.
Additionally, we can structure any types of issuances and has also applied for listing of Depositary Receipts of a reputable supranational bank in the Official List of the SEM.