A highly respected presence in the investment banking industry, James “Jimmy” Ahern serves as the managing partner and head of capital markets at Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd, a position he has held for the last ten years. At Laidlaw & Company (UK), James “Jim” Ahern focuses on helping healthcare firms to access capital through registered direct offerings and other initiatives.

Registered direct offerings (RDOs) are used by public companies to quickly raise capital from a selected group of investors, therefore, avoiding the significant pressure of downward pricing commonly associated with traditional underwritten offerings.

The rise of RDOs came after…

James Ahern (Laidlaw)

James Ahern currently serves as managing partner at New York based Laidlaw & Company, Ltd. and is head of its capital markets division.

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