Equity Capital Markets (ECM) support and services

Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

A broad range of equity capital markets support to investment banks and advisory firms globally

Equity Capital Markets (ECM) Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to high volatility in the global stocks markets and financial disruption, resulting in companies struggling with liquidity – for immediate, short-term needs, recapitalising balance sheets or to meet long-term requirements. They have turned to the equity markets to address their liquidity concerns, and these markets saw a 41% y/y spike in equity and equity-related issuances globally in 1H 2020, bolstered by a record number of secondary offerings. As liquidity concerns grow, companies are also looking for alternate ways of financing, such as via private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) IPOs.

At Acuity Knowledge Partners, we provide a broad range of equity capital markets (ECM) support to investment banks and advisory firms globally. Our experts provide end-to-end support to ECM advisors, helping onshore teams on live transactions and regular work streams related to IPOs, FOs, registered direct offerings (RDOs), PIPE transactions, rights, convertibles and other equity-related offerings.

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How we are different


Forerunners in delivering equity capital market support for investment banks, with over two decades of experience working with leading investment banks and advisory firms


Experience in supporting investment banks across their full-service equity offering structuring for companies across various industries


Extensive support across various services including at-the-market offerings, convertible securities, market risk management, and primary and secondary common stock offerings


Strong analytical capabilities and industry expertise coupled with high integration with client teams enable us to bring high business value to our customers

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What we have done

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
ECM support for a UK-based bulge-bracket investment bank
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Meet our experts

Anish Ailawadi

Senior Director, Investment Banking

Anish has been with Acuity Knowledge Partners for over 13 years and presently heads the Investment Banking vertical. He is based out of our Gurgaon office and oversees delivery teams and client engagements for various bulge-bracket banks, mid-size banks, regional banks, advisory and boutique firms across M&A, Industry Coverage, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Leveraged Finance. During his tenure, he also set up a shared services center for one of his clients in India. Anish is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has done his Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University.

Anish Ailawadi
Adrian Wright

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Adrian Wright
Marie Filotti

Director, APAC Business Development

Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

Marie Filotti

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