PwC UK helps organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for. We are a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at:
RD:IR is an independent Investor Relations consultancy offering a wide range of analysis, research and advisory services to over 600 UK and international public companies and their advisers. We provide our clients with the best information, advice and strategies to understand and manage equity, debt and governance investors on a global basis.
Whether tracking share ownership, managing IR and governance meetings through our online platform and mobile apps, finding new investors across the world’s capital markets, helping understand investor sentiment or achieving the highest possible level of voting at shareholder meetings, RD:IR provides unique and unconflicted strategies to help companies market their equity to the widest relevant audiences.
We take pride in our customer service and focus, which are second to none. For more information, visit our website at:
Winterflood Securities is a leading market maker committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors. Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of its own cutting-edge technology.
Our experienced team of traders helps clients achieve high-quality execution in over 14,800 tradeable instruments including UK, European, North American and Canadian equities, together with Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Funds.
We have a pioneering robust technology platform designed to give clients a flexible, high-quality service throughout the entire execution cycle from pre-trading right through to settlement.
Founded in 1988, Winterflood has gone from being a niche market maker in the UK small-cap market to a major liquidity provider across multiple asset classes in the UK and European markets. Winterflood is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Winterflood Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc, a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. The group employs over 3,000 people, principally in the UK. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.
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Zeus Capital is an independent corporate finance-focused investment bank, established in 2003.
Zeus Capital employs around 70 people across offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham, specialising in small and mid-cap companies, with dedicated teams covering Private Company and Private Equity Advisory, Corporate Broking, Sales, Research and Public Markets Advisory.
In 2017, Zeus Capital raised over £960m across 18 separate public and private transactions, including its first sole-led Main Market IPO, raising £180m for Xafinity plc.
On AIM, Zeus Capital has acted on two of the six largest IPOs (by funds raised) and acted on a number of high profile IPOs accounting for circa 17% of the total funds raised. Zeus Capital AIM IPO transactions included:
- The second largest sole broker AIM IPO of 2017, with a £190m fundraise at a market capitalisation of £190m, for a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls Strix Group plc. Zeus Capital also advised on a new £60m debt facility.
- £145m IPO, and associated £78.2m fundraise for, a leading provider of creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries, Sumo Group plc (SUMO)
- £87m IPO, and associated £51.6m fundraise, for Discretionary Fund Management business Tatton Asset Management plc.
- £47m IPO, and associated £28.4m fundraise, for a leading provider of painting, supply and maintenance services to the superyacht industry GYG plc.
- £41m RTO, and associated £40m fundraise and £10m CLN, for SigmaRoc plc, investor in and operator of new and existing construction material assets.
Zeus Capital has also executed a number of secondary equity transactions including:
- £130m fundraise for online retailer boohoo.com plc.
- £50m fundraise for online estate agency platform Purplebricks Group plc.
- £10m fundraise for industrial engineering company Flowtech Fluidpower plc.
- £15m fundraise for VR technology company EVR Holdings plc.
- £5m fundraise for Oncimmune Holdings plc.
- Acting for The Hut Group in a £125m private placement by Old Mutual Global Investors.
Zeus Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm. We provide insight at the point where law, business and Government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. Our multi-disciplinary team of over 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries provides access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground and a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, nationally or globally. It encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. We place our clients at the core of everything we do.
Our Capital Markets team is recognised as a leading adviser on the full range of capital markets and listed company transactions. With more than 100 lawyers strategically positioned across all of the principal financial markets worldwide, we give clients access to an international Capital Markets team with unrivalled reach and connections. This collective capability enables us to share the insights and provide the advice our clients need to guide them to market and throughout their listed company life.
Berenberg was established in 1590 and today we are one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks. We deliver our expertise through four divisions – Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking. Due to our partnership structure, we are unbiased of corporate interests and feel first and foremost committed to our clients, so that we are able to make swift decisions and act fast. We, moreover, have direct access to international fund managers. This gives us excellent opportunities for the execution and placement of capital increases and makes sure that we are perceived as a competent partner. We support our clients’ investment decisions by bringing them into direct contact with the managing boards of listed companies.
For over 25 years Design Portfolio has been helping quoted companies communicate effectively and efficiently. We consult with and support a wide variety of corporate clients from FTSE 100 to AIM, as well as private companies and those new to market.
We work in print, digital and moving image across six core areas:
- annual reports;
- investor presentations;
- corporate websites;
- video and animation;
- sustainability communications; and
- corporate branding.
Our blend of considered creativity and expert consultancy is delivered by expert teams through a local, personal and hands-on service with offices in London, Leeds, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Miami.
Citi Commercial Bank
Citi® Commercial Bank is part of Citi, a leading global financial services company with a 200-year history, which works closely with mid-sized companies around the world to customise commercial banking solutions that meet their specific needs for cash management, risk mitigation and cross-border financing.
Operating from London, CCB UK's experienced, dedicated relationship managers provide clients with access to Citi's unrivalled global reach and local expertise for insights, advice and guidance on expanding domestically or overseas.
Link Asset Services
Link Asset Services is part of Link Group, a leading global provider of financial administration solutions. Link Asset Services works in partnership internationally with almost 7,000 clients including asset managers and investors, business managers, asset owners, trustees, issuers and borrowers. As one of Europe’s leading asset servicing platforms, Link Asset Services administers and safeguards £600bn of assets across ten highly regulated markets. Link provides market-leading registrar and investor relations services across the UK and Channel Islands, with both jurisdictions forming part of our global office network spanning Europe, Africa, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East. Link can offer a holistic solution in support of global stock market listings.
Link Market Services is part of Link Asset Services and offers a global integrated end-to-end suite of services incorporating core registry, capital markets, share plan administration, analytics, meeting and voting services, and multi-channel investor communications, as well as various specialist value-added functions, e.g. company secretarial, accounting and fund administration support. We offer industry-leading shareholder services to a wide range of corporates, issuers and business managers. We are the largest UK share registrar providing services to more than 1,300 companies, large and small, across the UK and globally, including 124 of the FTSE 350. Our global office network spanning Europe, Africa, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East means Link can offer a holistic solution in support of global stock market listings.
Liberum is an independent investment bank with offices in London and New York. Founded in 2007, we believed then, as we do now, that doing the right thing by our clients at all times is the path to success.
Our Equities division provides sales, research and trading services to institutional investors, specialising in all-cap pan-European equity research across ten pillars with deep sector knowledge.
Our Investment Banking division provides advice and execution services to UK plcs, including corporate broking, equity capital markets and M&A.
Liberum’s success was most recently reflected in the 2017 Extel Awards, at which Liberum was voted top three in 15 categories, including No.1 UK Small and Mid-Cap Corporate Broking.
London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange plays a vital role in maintaining London’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centres. As the UK’s major stock exchange and the most international of all exchanges worldwide, the Exchange offers companies of all sizes the opportunity to raise capital. An expanding range of services, including seminars, internet information and regular publications, is available to all pre-float and existing quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange’s markets.
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% revenues from its journalism.