Assurance on capital markets transactions

Looking to raise equity capital?

As a private company that has never accessed capital markets, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

  • Do you understand which market is best for your business?
  • What are the best applicable regulations?
  • What’s best market practice?
  • How long will it take?
  • Who should be on your advisory team and what’s the role of each member?

Approaching capital markets is problematic in itself, but if your financial record is complicated by a reorganisation or demerger, or you’ve changed your accounting policies over the years, it can be even harder to know how to best present your business to potential investors. It’s also time consuming. Do you have adequate resources to manage the process without neglecting your business? Are you aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them?

And it’s far from over once you’ve become a public company. As part of your new status, you need to continue to not just comply with regulations, but to meet investor expectations for the future.

Do you have adequate resources to manage the process without neglecting your business

How we can help

Value and price are central to all business transactions. We can help you evaluate your corporate board and regulatory agencies, possible legal disputes, corporate reorganisations, flotations or new investment opportunities. We can help you identify the most relevant capital markets for your business and, as an independent advisor, offer a view of the critical issues involved in accessing each market.

We start every assignment by understanding your business and ambitions. Whether you’re a smaller, entrepreneurial company unfamiliar with the IPO process or a sophisticated national or multinational company that regularly uses the international capital markets, we can offer real assurance on any capital market transaction.

We work with you, offering advice and guidance at all stages of the process, from preparing for life as a public company, selecting the right capital market and establishing the right team of advisers, to advising on regulatory and reporting issues.

We have the experience and expertise to help you make informed investment decisions, evaluate technical, operational, market and financial risks, and assist with raising finance and communicating investment decisions to analysts and investors to improve shareholder value. We can also help you convert to IFRS or US or BE GAAP, establish the right project management structure and anticipate the potential pitfalls you may face in preparing to enter capital markets.

Contact us

Peter D'hondt

Partner, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 47 391 0513

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