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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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> 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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Fund Manager of the Year at 2015 PLC Awards

04 August 2015 | Mentions of Liberum

Liberum is delighted to sponsor the Fund Manager of the Year category at the 2015 PLC Awards.

Entries open Nov 2 and the gala event takes place March 3 next year.

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The awards are in their 30th year and recognise success and achievement amongst publicly quoted companies in the UK.

For more details, visit > PLC Awards

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Seedrs in £10mn Series A fundraising, advised by Liberum

03 August 2015 | Advisory Work

Equity crowdfunding leader Seedrs, advised by Liberum, has undertaken a £10 million Series A fundraising round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital.  

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Seedrs will use the capital raised to expand significantly its marketing efforts in the UK and Europe, boost its platform development and expand into the US.

The Seedrs online platform provides a simple, highly professional process that empowers and protects investors while helping businesses raise capital and grow. 

"It has been a real privilege to work with Liberum as we built our Series A fundraising round,” said Seedrs CEO and co-founder Jeff Lynn. 

“They are true leaders in the alternative finance space, and they have a deep understanding of how businesses like Seedrs are creating value in the financial services ecosystem. 

“The Seedrs team and I are very appreciative of the valuable advice, support and introductions they provided us throughout the fundraising process," Mr Lynn added. 

“The investment by two such high-quality investors is a deserved endorsement for Seedrs,” Simon Atkinson, Liberum’s Head of Alternative Finance, said.

“Seedrs has from the outset focused on ensuring that investors get professional grade investor protections and can share in the success of the businesses that they provide capital to. 

“This was an important factor in our wishing to work with them and is why we can see Seedrs playing a growing role on fundraisings alongside traditional investment banks like ourselves,” Mr Atkinson added.

Call the Liberum team below on +44 (0)20 3100 2000

- Simon Atkinson

- Cormac Leech

- Jeremy McKeown

> Visit the Liberum AltFi page here

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