The evolution of the financial services landscape that we have seen to date is just the beginning of an ever-developing ecosystem. To succeed in this new environment financial institutions will eventually have to force changes in the way they position themselves and see their customers. Blockchain technologies are forcing financial transactions to be digitised and securely distributed ultimately having an impact lending, syndication, and trade finance activities. The emergence of Fintech companies creates a disruptive marketplace in which financial institutions need to adapt and channel pioneering products, together with the innovative strategies they use to combat new disruptors.

 

Why WGP

Our team of highly experienced corporate finance professionals has a successful track record on capital markets transactions across Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Asia. Our lawyers cover the whole spectrum of capital markets work including debt and equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-ins and buy-outs, structured and high yield debt. Alongside mainstream capital markets issuances in the major economies we worked on initial coin offerings and security token offerings and other innovative transactions in new frontier markets. We provide a flexible approach for mid-market participants with a constant focus on excellent client service.

Areas of Expertise

 

Debt Advisory

Work with our specialists experienced in raising funds across multiple forms of debt capital, including senior loans, mezzanine debt, asset-based loans, convertible and high-yield bonds.

 

IPOs

We provide timely and objective advice on all aspects of raising equity capital for small and medium enterprises, including valuation, advisor selection, structuring, investor targeting, listing market selection, offering size, and pricing.

 

M&A and Divestitures

Our well-established team deals with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking, financing and restructuring transactions, delivering innovative solutions to close deals efficiently and successfully.

 

Buy-In/Buy-Out

Our services include assessing the viability of the proposition, valuation of the business acquired, deal structuring, tax planning and capital raising.

Private Equity

Our services cover the whole private equity life cycle from fund set-up, fundraising, transaction advice, to divestitures and exit strategies.

Connection to Capital

We maintain long-standing relationships with hedge funds, family offices, private equity funds, private banks and UHWI to understand the respective goals of each business and help facilitate meaningful introductions.

Success Stories

 

Intelligent E-commerce Chat Automation for an AI-Enabled Future

We helped our client, an American high-tech business, successfully secure a term sheet of £10m investment from a venture capital fund.

Read full story

Ready to talk?