What we do
STJ combines a depth of equity and equity-linked experience from specialist capital markets and research professionals and applies proven proprietary techniques to empower our issuer clients. This results in more informed decision-making and better results on IPOs, follow on share offerings, capital increases, equity-linked transactions and dual track sales processes. We advise on market-based solutions across the capital structure, with the deep ECM and research resources of the STJ group supplemented by joint venture relationships with M&A/advisory firms in the US, Europe and Asia. We thrive on innovation, such as the development of the independent ECM advisory model in Japan where we have now advised on 7 offerings.
An equity offering process is generally “mission critical” for a management team and the other stakeholders, in a field where the team often has limited or no previous direct experience. Material value can be lost (or gained) and the entire process can be both costly and extremely time consuming. STJ will greatly enhance management decision-making and efficiency during an offering process.
Every share offering is an auction process, and the higher the quantity and quality of educated buyers, the better the results of the auction. We set in place the deal architecture and proven processes to maximise investor coverage, and deliver the best result, with a transparent execution process that harnesses the strength of each bank in the offering syndicate and maximises investor engagement.
While in the majority of cases we design and execute an offering process from inception, we have on occasion been retained as late as immediately prior to launch and still added significant value.
The only mistake we made on our IPO was not hiring STJ Advisors before the lead bank, to gain their insights before the early decisions were taken” Private Equity Executive, European IPO Shareholder