Raising Equity Capital – an Introduction

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This book provides an introduction to the main methods of raising equity finance for companies.
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Kate Creighton (MA ACIS Chartered MSI) worked in corporate finance for Ernst & Young for twelve years, focusing first on M&A with private and public companies, and then on corporate and equity valuation. She left to pursue a career in financial education, with leading training firm BPP, where she head...

This book provides an introduction to the main methods of raising equity finance for companies. The first sections discuss when, why and how companies can raise venture capital and private equity finance, and also include information on documentation, due diligence, and deal structuring. The book then covers the issues and practicalities for companies planning initial public offerings in the public equity markets, as well as raising follow-on equity through secondary market offerings. It also provides an overview of the regulatory framework for capital raising in the UK (including continuing obligations). The book uses illustrations and examples to provide readers with a clear understanding of the options available to companies, and the issues they face.

  1. Introduction
    1. Features of Equity
    2. Additional Features of Equity
    3. Different Types of Equity
    4. Corporate Funding Options: an Overview
  2. Private Equity
    1. Overview of Private Equity
    2. Private Equity Firms
    3. Attracting Private Equity
    4. Private Equity Deal Structures
    5. Private Equity Exits
    6. Example Deal Structure
  3. Venture Capital
    1. An Overview of Venture Capital
    2. Investors in Venture Capital
    3. Lifecycle of a Venture Capital Investment
    4. Conclusion
  4. Raising Public Equity
    1. Public Equity Markets
    2. Why Raise Public Equity?
    3. Criteria for Listing
    4. The IPO Process
    5. Secondary Offerings
    6. Continuing Obligations
    7. Conclusion
  5. Bibliography and Resources
  6. Endnotes