Equity Dilution, Pre-Emption and Underwriting

Equity Dilution, Pre-Emption and Underwriting

With a focus on the UK market, Rupert explains the main equity capital raising options that are available to companies that are listed. In this video he also explains key concepts which are frequently used in the equity capital markets.
Overview

The equity capital market (ECM) is where financial markets help businesses collect capital and where securities are traded. They are riskier than debt markets and, thus, also provide potentially higher returns.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify the key terminology used in the equity capital markets

  • What is dilution and why do shareholders care about it?

  • Define Pre-emption requirements

  • Define Underwriting

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Expert
Rupert Walford

Rupert Walford

Rupert has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry working mainly in international capital markets. He is currently a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in London responsible for ECM Execution and Healthcare ECM and Corporate Broking in Europe. Rupert was previously at Linklaters for 8 years, at UBS Investment Bank for 9 years as Head of Global Capital Markets Legal and as a member of UBS's ECM Execution team and subsequently at Deutsche Bank in Compliance covering ECM and Corporate Broking. Rupert has extensive experience in a wide range of investment banking transactions in EMEA, predominantly in the emerging markets and in particular Russia. He is also a qualified lawyer.

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