Capital Markets

Schjødt is acknowledged as having one of the leading capital markets practices in Scandinavia, and is consistently placed among the leading firms in Scandinavia in all major league tables and recognized rankings. Our capital markets group represents leading corporate finance houses, international and domestic issuers, underwriters and managers on transactional structuring, disclosure and corporate governance matters and corporate and securities regulatory issues within the capital markets sphere.

Over the years, we have advised underwriters and issuers on a number of Norwegian, Swedish and international ECM transactions, including a large number of IPO's on the Oslo Exchanges (with a consistent market share of approx. 1/3 in recent years) and Swedish exchanges, as well as several of the largest and most complex capital markets transactions in the Scandinavian market. We also continue to be active both within the debt and equity linked markets, following on from a market position established through a vast number of appointments in the Norwegian high-yield bond market since 2006. Our strong foothold within the private equity community also brings along considerable work related to fund raising, equity financings, acquisition financing as well as stapled financing arrangements and similar.

Together with our financial services team, we handle a substantial amount of regulatory work in the financial sector and enjoy a close relationship with some of the key sector organizations. Several of our partners and lawyers have invaluable experience from the regulatory side, including the Oslo Stock Exchange and the Norwegian and Swedish Financial Supervisory Authorities and other relevant industry bodies and associations.

Our services include

  • Advice relating to corporate governance
  • Advice relating to disclosure and notification requirements, including prospectuses
  • Private placements of listed shares
  • Assistance with general meetings of shareholders
  • Preparation and implementation of incentive schemes
  • Acquisitions of listed companies (P2P)
  • IPOs and listings
  • Rights issues