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
£25.4bn Raised since 2007 £12.2bn since 2015
173 Staff employed across the UK & North America
114 Corporate clients that we advise

Our latest transaction successes

Company
Castelnau Group Limited
Amount raised
£53m
IPO
Oct-2021
Company
Tortilla Mexican Grill Plc
Amount raised
£28m
IPO
Oct-2021
Company
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd
Amount raised
£200m
Placing
Sep-2021
Company
Science Group
Amount raised
£29.3m
Placing
Sep-2021
Company
SigmaRoc
Amount raised
£260m
Placing
Aug-2021
Company
Ilika Plc
Amount raised
£24.7m
Placing
Jul-2021
Thought of the Week - The value of transparency for smaller firms

Thought of the Week - The value of transparency for smaller firms

03 December 2021 | Insights

A couple of days ago, I discussed how increased transparency and ESG reporting are able to lower the cost of capital for a business. But these benefits of increased transparency apply not just to ESG disclosures, but apparently to standard financial reporting as well. Vanessa Behrmann and her colleagues from the University of Bremen used a natural experiment to estimate how reduced financial reporting affects a company’s liquidity and valuation. And the effects are astonishingly large.

Thought of the Week – Data vs. anecdotes

Thought of the Week – Data vs. anecdotes

26 November 2021 | Insights

They say the plural of anecdotes is not data and it is always worthwhile to remind ourselves of this. And in some instances, it can even be fun to disprove anecdotes with data.

Thought of the Week - Getting on the same wavelength

Thought of the Week - Getting on the same wavelength

19 November 2021 | Insights

Look at the figure below. It is an excerpt from a paper that measured the performance of effective teams vs. individuals in several tasks.

Thought of the Week - Institutional investors don’t care about gold anymore

Thought of the Week - Institutional investors don’t care about gold anymore

12 November 2021 | Insights

Let’s face it, gold has had another bad year. It started theyear at c.$1,900/oz. and is down more than 10% at the time of writing. And this was in a year when inflation rose dramatically in the United States and other countries. Whatever happened to gold as an inflation hedge?

Thought of the Week - I picked that stock, so it won’t go down

Thought of the Week - I picked that stock, so it won’t go down

05 November 2021 | Insights

The other day, I wrote about evidence that when people get an ordinary object like a mug or a hat, are more likely to ask a higher price for it and are less likely to sell it at any price offered to them. This is the well-known endowment effect. But I also discussed how people who were asked to write a story about these mugs and how these objects are personally significant to them (even though they got a random mug and were asked to make things up) increased their value in the eyes of the people who told the story about these mugs by 25% to 80%, depending on the circumstances. This implies that stocks that people own are more highly valued by them than by people who don’t own the stock. Furthermore, if these stocks come with a great story (narrative), people will value them even more.

Senior Management Team

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.

Christopher Howlett

Christopher Howlett

Chief Operating Officer

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

Mark Godridge

Mark Godridge

Chief Executive Officer - USA

Mark joined Liberum in 2007 and has been in New York for over 20 years selling Pan-European equities throughout the US and Canada.

Richard Crawley

Richard Crawley

Head of 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.

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.

Julian Collett

Julian Collett

Head of ECM

Julian Collett joined the Liberum sales team at the outset in 2007.

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.

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.

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.

Edward Blair

Edward Blair

Head of Product Strategy, Equities

Ed joined Liberum in 2007. He previously worked for Cazenove in both Emerging Market and Pan European equity sales.

Lynsey Cox

Lynsey Cox

Head of Corporate & Investor Relations

Lynsey joined Liberum in 2015, having spent 4 years at Numis as an Associate Director on the Investor Relations team.

Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon

General Counsel

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

Mark James

Mark James

Head of New Business Development

Mark rejoined Liberum in 2016 to set up Liberum’s Thematic and Expert Events and in April 2021 he was promoted to Head of New Business Development.

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Our offices

London

Ropemaker Place, Level 12 25 Ropemaker Street London EC2Y 9LY

New York

20th Floor 575 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10017