Liberum has been named corporate broker to Mears Group plc, a social housing repairs and maintenance provider with a £480m market capitalisation. The company provides rapid response and planned maintenance services to local authorities and registered Social Landlords. It is also a domiciliary care services provider. The company operates its business through three segments: Social Housing Services, Care Services and Other Services. Mears was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Gloucester.
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Liberum Media Analyst Ian Whittaker was cited in a Telegraph article headlined 'BBC and ITV to fight 'free giveaway’ of their programmes' in December 2013. Ian was recently shortlised as Analyst of the Year in CityAM's annual awards.
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Liberum's Sales Trading operations has expanded with the appointment of Drew Hendrickson as Senior Sales Trader focusing on the U.S. equity client base.
Drew joins us after four-and-a-half years with Macquarie Securities Group. Prior to that he spent three years with Instinet Europe. In both cases he helped build a European presence amongst US customers with his experience and knowledge of the non-dollar product that spans over 20 years.
Prior to his seven years in London, Drew spent 12 years with Merrill Lynch & Co in New York on the International Equity platform. This was preceeded by three years with Merrill Lynch Asset Management in Princeton in the back office and as an overnight Asian trader. He attended the University of Richmond, Va. and Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ.
Liberum has expanded its Financials coverage with the appointment of Justin Bates to cover Specialty and Other Financials, a sector that includes funds. Justin has a strong track record in equity capital markets, particularly in the General Financials sector as a Senior Vice President with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Director at Numis Securities. He has a BSc (Hons) from City University Business School and a Masters in European Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. Prior to joining Liberum Justin was CEO of a commercial property web site.
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Liberum's Corporate Access team, which brings together corporate clients with investors in Europe and North America, has appointed Marcio Remedios to facilitate meetings and assist with event planning. Liberum's corporate client list has grown to 70.
Marcio, a speaker of Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French, brings 10 years of client-facing experience across sectors. He joins Liberum from Espirito Santo Investment Bank where he worked with the corporate access team assisting with events, conferences and site visits.
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Equities research on AstraZeneca published by Liberum pharmaceuticals analyst Naresh Chouhan (below) is singled out by the editor of the Telegraph's Questor column in the newspaper's outlook for 2014 published on December 28, 2013.
Ten of its journalists each picked an idea that would benefit from the improving business climate. Naresh's work, originally published on November 15, 2013, was the sole piece of research identified in the article by Questor Editor John Ficenic.
Other companies named in the piece that are also covered by Liberum are: Imagination Technologies. Research was published December 12, 2013 by technology analyst Eoin Lambe; Drax. Utilities analyst Peter Atherton published on the company November 18, 2013; Barrat Developments. Housebuilders analyst Charlie Campbell issued sector research that included the company on October 29, 2013; FirstGroup. Transport analyst Gerald Khoo initiated coverage of the UK transportation sector on December 9, 2013.
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