Accessing finance

Independent advice is not only crucial for quoted companies to meet regulatory requirements, but provides valuable support to the Board and peace of mind to investors.

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Most companies seeking an IPO require outside help to prepare for listing, manage the admission process and act as the interface with the Stock Exchange. Companies listed on AIM, the world’s most successful growth market, are required to appoint a Nominated Adviser (Nomad).

Post-IPO, the Board will require specialist ongoing support in communicating with shareholders, managing risk inherent in further fundraising or acquisitions, and dealing with a raft of other issues, from strategy, governance and internal controls to tax and executive reward packages.

Whether you’re seeking an AIM admission or already listed, Smith & Williamson can help you reach your long-term goals, based on strong rapport and close contact with the Board, as well as working as a team with your other advisers. We often also act as preferred second supplier where other audit firms are conflicted.

Our services for quoted companies include:

  • Acting as reporting accountant
  • Audit, assurance and tax services
  • Mergers, acquisitions and transaction support
  • Valuations for accounting tax and commercial purposes
  • Conversion to IFRS

Our credentials

Experienced

As one of the few remaining independent firms involved with AIM companies since the market was launched, you can benefit from our experience of acting for more than 150 AIM companies and carrying out due diligence investigations for listed companies.

Expert

You can tap into the technical expertise of our team with diverse backgrounds in investment banking, private equity, strategic consultancy, accountancy and banking, as well as excellent contacts with financial institutions and private investors.

Straightforward

We can help you make informed decision and minimise post-transaction surprises using our experience of more than 500 transactions completed over the last decade in the UK and internationally.

Connected

If you’re seeking a London listing from overseas or planning a cross-border transaction, we can assemble an international team to meet your needs through our connections with Oaklins, an independent merger and acquisition alliance, and Nexia International, a leading worldwide network of accounting and consultancy firms.

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