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Principles of Corporate Finance Law$
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Eilis Ferran and Look Chan Ho

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199671342

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671342.001.0001

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Public Offers and Listings of Equity Securities

Public Offers and Listings of Equity Securities

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(p.351) 13 Public Offers and Listings of Equity Securities
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Principles of Corporate Finance Law
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Eilís Ferran

Look Chan Ho

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671342.003.0013

This chapter focuses on the process whereby a company raises finance by offering its equity securities to investors in the market. Topics discussed include reasons for going public; where shares can be listed; EU capital market regulation; giving effect to EU law in the UK; standards for admission to trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM); forms of public offer of shares; determining the issue price; the principle of mandatory prospectus disclosure; the operation of the mandatory prospectus disclosure regime; enforcement of securities laws regulating public issues and admission to trading; civil liability in the UK for defective prospectuses; civil liability for false prospectuses; public offers of securities by private companies; periodic and episodic disclosure obligations of listed and quoted companies; issuer disclosure obligations derived from the transparency obligations directive; and annual corporate governance disclosures by issuers admitted to trading on a regulated market; and civil liability for periodic and episodic disclosures.

Keywords:   company law, capital markets, going public, initial public offerings, EU law, prospectus disclosure, securities law, listed companies, disclosure

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