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New brokerships at Liberum

22 December 2015 | corporate brokerships

Liberum has been appointed as sole corporate broker to power and data cables maker Volex plc (ticker: VLE LN), the latest in a series of recent brokership appointments.

Volex (click > here to find out more about the company) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality cables for products such as Apple TV, Dyson vacuum cleaners and MRI scanners for hospitals. It provides a global solution to customers with exacting design and safety requirements.

In Apple TV, for example, the cable forms part of the unit design and Volex has the specialist manufacturing capabilities to both meet the design requirements and provide global safety certification, mitigating risks posed to Apple’s brand by product malfunction or safety issues.

Marwyn Value Investors

Elsewhere, Marwyn Value Investors (Ticker: MVI LN) has appointed Liberum as its Corporate Broker. It is a long-term public equity investment fund structured as a feeder fund into Marwyn Value Investors LP. It operates a buy-and-build strategy led by industry-leading management teams to create and unlock value. Its current portfolio includes BCA Marketplace, Zegona Communications and Gloo Networks.

Equiniti

Liberum has also been named as Joint Corporate Broker to Equiniti Group Plc (Ticker: EQN LN), a provider of sophisticated technology, administration, processing and payments services that support complex and regulated processes.

Johnston Press

UK media company Johnston Press Plc (Ticker: JPR LN), whose portfolio includes The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post, has named Liberum as Joint Corporate Broker.

Johnston Press is one of the largest regional newspaper and media publishers in the country and has developed vertical businesses that extend beyond print.  It operates online jobs search platform TheSmartList.co.uk and digital marketing services for small and medium-sized enterprises under the Digital Kitbag name.

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Liberum advises Volution on offer for Energy Technique

11 November 2015 | advisory work

Liberum advises Volution Group plc (Ticker: FAN LN) on its recommended cash offer today for Energy Technique plc (ETQ LN).

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The acquisition is in line with Volution's strategy as it seeks to acquire businesses with well-established brands in heating, ventilation and air conditioning markets where there are favourable structural and regulatory dynamics and with an emphasis on heat recovery systems.

“This proposed acquisition is consistent with our stated strategy of making disciplined and value enhancing acquisitions," Volution CEO Ronnie George said in a statement.

"We believe that ETQ has a strong presence as a supplier to the UK New Build Commercial market which is highly complementary to our strong position in the UK New Build Residential sector," he added.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.

Liberum is sole financial adviser and broker to Volution.

> Volution web site

Liberum contacts:

Peter Tracey, Head of Investment Banking

Neil Patel, Investment Banking

+44 (0) 20 3100 2000

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Banks and AltFi: what next?

29 October 2015 | Mentions of Liberum

Liberum Alternative Finance Analyst Cormac Leech explains in this CityAM interview his outlook on the industry and the role traditional banks may play in it.

Click here or below to read interview.

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"We think there’s enough interest in the sector now that institutional liquidity lines will be provided to P2P platforms that want to go in this direction," he tells the paper.

"And ultimately, as the sector gets bigger, I think the Bank of England will be willing to act as the buyer of last resort, of performing P2P loans in the secondary market at a discount."

Learn more about Liberum's involvement in AltFi > here

Cormac Leech +44 (0) 20 3100 2264

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Online Direct Lending - a 32-page market overview

28 October 2015 | Analyst Insight

Liberum Alternative Finance's Cormac Leech looks at the size, risks and opportunities in Online Direct Lending in this 32-page market overview. 

Click on the image below to download the document or get PDF > here.

Direct Lending Presentation 1

Read an important disclaimer > here.

A version of this Direct Lending market overview was presented by Cormac at the LendIt conference in London on Oct 20, 2015. It is not investment research or a research recommendation and should not be regarded as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy and is for Professional Clients only as such term is defined under the Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cormac Leech +44 (0) 20 3100 2264

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The UK Small & Mid Cap landscape in an infographic

14 September 2015 | analyst insight

UK small-cap is the best-performing asset class globally over five years, with housebuilders, insurance and media leading sector performance year-to-date, according to Liberum Stock Selection and Strategy Analyst Sebastian Jory.

Click on the infographic below to see more. This infographic appears in the Autumn edition of Liberum's AdLib product just out. It's aimed at professional investors only and identifies nine UK small and mid-cap companies that catch our eye and which may be overlooked.

Mid Cap Spreads

> Important disclaimer here

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Gloo Networks IPOs with Liberum as Nomad, Joint Broker, Joint Bookrunner

19 August 2015 | IPO

Liberum acted as Nomad, Joint Broker and Joint Bookrunner on the AIM IPO of technology company Gloo Networks plc (Ticker: GLOO LN), whose shares were admitted to trading Aug. 11.

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The listing raised £30m before expenses, to be used to provide due diligence and working capital prior to one or more subsequent acquisitions. 

Gloo intends to acquire and operate trusted consumer brands in the media sector, initially with an enterprise value in the range of £250m to £1bn, with a focus in the UK, the US and to a lesser extent Europe. 

These brands appeal to attractive socio-economic groups and, through the use of data and technology, Gloo aims to transform these businesses to fully realise their digital potential, thereby unlocking value and increasing profitability. 

The company is led by digital transformation experts Rebecca Miskin (Chief Executive Officer), formerly Digital Strategy Director and Change Agent at Hearst Magazines UK, and Juan Lopez-Valcarcel (Chief Product and Operations Officer), who was previously Chief Digital Officer for Pearson International.

Company website: www.gloonetworks.com 

Liberum team for Gloo Networks:

Investment Banking:  Neil Elliot, Chris Clarke, Jonathan Wilkes-Green

Sales: Julian Collett, Jeremy McKeown, Archie Soames, Natalia Lipecka

Research: Jason Holden, Andy Bryant

Corporate Access: Lynsey Cox

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