What we do

Founded in 2007 as a wholly staff-owned business, since inception we have aimed to provide insight, honesty and a highly personalised approach to all our clients.

Companies receive unrivalled advisory work from our trusted and experienced banking team. Institutional investors hunting for ideas receive direct access to our seasoned sales team and research analysts, along with introductions to companies, innovators and thought leaders. Traders wanting high or low-touch execution from multiple venues, with proper performance benchmarking, deal with us daily.

c. 310 All-cap companies and funds covered across UK & Europe
£25.9bn Raised since 2007 £12.8bn since 2015
173 Staff employed across the UK & North America
121 Corporate clients that we advise

Our latest transaction successes

Company
Ferro-Alloy Resources Ltd
Amount raised
£8.6m
Placing
Sep-2022
Company
TruFin plc
Amount raised
£10m
Placing
Apr-2022
Company
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd
Amount raised
£277m
Placing
Mar-2022
Company
CT Automotive Group plc
Amount raised
£34m
IPO
Dec-2021
Company
Aptamer Group Plc
Amount raised
£10.8m
IPO
Dec-2021
Company
Conygar Investment Company Plc
Amount raised
£10.7m
Placing
Dec-2021
Thought of the week - Juniorisation

Thought of the week - Juniorisation

24 November 2022 | Insights

It has become a trend in financial services to replace older, more experienced employees with younger ones. I have seen this trend towards juniorisation happen in relationship managers at private banks as well as in financial and research analysts across the entire spectrum of banking, It is a trend that exists predominantly at larger banks and asset managers to save costs, but I suspect it also exists in all kinds of service industries. But does it work? To find out, it is helpful to look at the performance of truly junior salespeople, the Girl Scouts of America.

Thought of the week – Toxic workers are bad for business

Thought of the week – Toxic workers are bad for business

02 November 2022 | Insights

Charles Ellis wrote one of the best investment books ever. His “Winning the Loser’s Game” explains neatly why investors should try to eliminate the losers from their portfolio rather than try to chase superstar investments that do extremely well. Yet, both in the investment world and when running a business, this lesson is generally not heeded.

Thought of the Week - The impact of high inflation on the housing market

Thought of the Week - The impact of high inflation on the housing market

18 October 2022 | Insights

Inflation is high and central banks are hiking interest rates, thus increasing mortgage rates and making houses less affordable. Clearly, the current bout of inflation has an immediate impact on the housing market. But what are the long-term implications? History suggests our experience of current high inflation is likely to fundamentally influence our attitude towards houses and mortgages.

Thought of the Week - Why Trussonomics cannot work

Thought of the Week - Why Trussonomics cannot work

12 October 2022 | Insights

It has been a whirlwind two weeks for me since the new UK government launched its not so mini-budget that caused maxi-damage to Sterling and the Gilt market. But now that the initial panic has subsided and I have had time to take care of some loose ends in my day job, I have time to sit back and heed the advice of my wife who always reminds me to go back to “first principles” when assessing difficult situations. Normally, I focus on empirical results because I try to understand the world as it is, not as some theory says it should be. Yet, this is one instance where thinking about the proposed new government policies in a more fundamental way can help us understand why these policies simply cannot and will not work in the UK.

Thought of the Day - Engagement works

Thought of the Day - Engagement works

03 October 2022 | Insights

ESG investing is long past the point where it simply excluded some companies. Today, engagement with management is the name of the game. But does engagement work?

Management Board

Bidhi Bhoma

Bidhi Bhoma

Chief Executive Officer

Bidhi joined Liberum in December 2017 as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking team.

David Parsons

David Parsons

Executive Chairman and Head of Equities

David joined Liberum in 2008 as Head of Equity Sales and was appointed Executive Chairman in December 2020.

Shane Le Prevost

Shane Le Prevost

Founder & Executive Director

Shane Le Prevost is Liberum’s founder and is an Executive Director of the Company, he was Chairman and Chief Executive until December 2020.

Andrew Duquemin

Andrew Duquemin

Non-Executive Director

Andrew is a Board Director of Liberum and Liberum Wealth and is also Executive Chairman of Elysium Fund Management.

Julian Plant

Julian Plant

Chief Executive Officer - USA

Chief Executive Officer - USA

Christopher Howlett

Christopher Howlett

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher is Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Executive Management Team.

Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon

General Counsel

Rebecca is General Counsel at Liberum and is also a member of the Risk & Regulatory Committee.

Dru Danford

Dru Danford

Head of Investment Banking

Dru is Head of the Investment Banking team at Liberum, having joined in November 2022.

Richard Crawley

Richard Crawley

Chairman, Investment Banking

Richard joined Liberum in 2013. He has over 30 years of experience, gained at Charterhouse, Credit Suisse, Oriel Securities and most recently, at Espirito Santo.

Oliver Baxendale

Oliver Baxendale

Head of UK Sales

Oliver joined Liberum in April 2016 as a member of the UK Small and Mid-Cap Sales Team. He was then appointed as Head of UK Sales in March 2021.

Joe Brent

Joe Brent

Head of Research

Joe joined Liberum in 2009. He was previously Managing Director and Head of UK Small and Mid Cap research at Citigroup.

Graham Smith

Graham Smith

Head of Execution

Graham joined Liberum in 2016. Prior to Liberum, Graham has worked for Dillion Reed, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Unicredit and Trafalgar Capital.

Clayton Bush

Clayton Bush

Investment Banking Managing Director

Clayton joined Liberum in 2008 from Canaccord, having previously worked for Credit Lyonnais, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and PWC.

Neil Patel

Neil Patel

Investment Banking Managing Director

Neil joined Liberum in 2013. He previously spent 12 years at UBS, acting as broker and advisor to FTSE100 and FTSE 250 companies.

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