Joe Brent has been appointed as Head of Research at UK-based independent investment bank Liberum, leading a strong team of 36 analysts with a reputation for incisive and original insight into pan-European Large Cap and UK Small and Mid Cap equities. Joe joined Liberum in July 2009 as head of the UK Small & Mid Cap research team. Prior to joining Liberum, Joe was Managing Director and Head of UK Small and Mid Cap research at Citigroup for four years. He can be contacted on +44 (0) 20 3100 2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberum has acted as Joint Broker to NewRiver Retail Ltd on a placing to raise £67m. NewRiver Retail is currently exploring a range of acquisition, joint venture and co-investment opportunities and will seek to complete a number of these and deploy the proceeds of the placing. For further information please call Tim Graham on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.
Liberum has been appointed as Joint Broker to Carclo Plc. Carclo is a technology-led plastics business with global, integrated capabilities and operations with a market cap of £395m. For further information please call Simon Atkinson +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.
Liberum has acted as Joint Broker to Alkane Energy Plc on a cash box placing raising £6m. The successful fundraising allowed Alkane Energy to complete the acquisition of certain coal mine methane assets of Maltby Colliery from Maltby Colliery Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hargreaves Services plc. For further information please call Clayton Bush or Tim Graham on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.
Liberum has acted as Broker to Volta Finance Limited on a placing to raise €16m. Volta Finance objectives are to preserve capital and provide a stable stream of income to its shareholders through dividends by investment in corporate credits, CDOs, ABS, leveraged loans and infrastructure assets. For further information please call Chris Bowman or Richard Bootle on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.
Liberum acted as financial adviser & Broker to Jarden Corporation in relation to their £34.7m cash offer for Sprue Aegis plc. Sprue Aegis plc is a consumer products business focused on the safety products market. For further information please contact Steve Pearce, Tom Fyson or Josh Hughes +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.