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
£24.9bn Raised since 2007 £10.6bn since 2015
173 Staff employed across the UK & North America
111 Corporate clients that we advise

Our latest transaction successes

Company
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd
Amount raised
£200m
Placing
Sep-2021
Company
Science Group
Amount raised
£29.3m
Placing
Sep-2021
Company
Ilika Plc
Amount raised
£24.7m
Placing
Jul-2021
Company
Hotel Chocolat
Amount raised
£39.5m
Placing
Jul-2021
Company
Forward Partners Group Plc
Amount raised
£36.5m
IPO
Jul-2021
Company
CMO Group Plc
Amount raised
£45m
IPO
Jul-2021
Thought of the Week - Hold my beer

Thought of the Week - Hold my beer

17 September 2021 | Insights

CEOs aren’t the kind of people that are commonly known for their humility. Instead, many are type-A personalities who are extremely competitive. But in some instances, competitiveness can go too far, and, in an effort to outdo their peers, CEOs start to make poor decisions. It’s the classic ‘hold my beer’ moment, where one CEO sees some other guy do something stupid and then decides he can top that.

Thought of the Week - Advertising ROI: Print is better than you may think

Thought of the Week - Advertising ROI: Print is better than you may think

10 September 2021 | Insights

Advertising is a funny business, and I don’t claim to have the first clue about the market. But when I look at the metrics for advertising with the eye of someone trained as an investor, I start to think that many companies are spending their ad budget ineffectively.

Thought of the Week - Cash is still king – at least emotionally

Thought of the Week - Cash is still king – at least emotionally

03 September 2021 | Insights

Before my summer break, I was discussing the efforts by central banks to introduce digital currencies. The last part of that series mentioned that one reason why central banks may wish to do this is that, with a universally accepted central bank digital currency, the abolition of physical cash may become a practical possibility.

Thought of the Week - Should the US introduce a carbon tax?

Thought of the Week - Should the US introduce a carbon tax?

20 August 2021 | Insights

After ten years of preparations and several delays, China is launching its national emissions trading scheme this summer (at least that is what is expected as I write this…). In the European Union and the UK, we have had a carbon emissions trading scheme in place for the biggest polluters since 2005, so that now, only the United States is missing amongst the three major blocs of greenhouse gas emitters. And while there are several smaller schemes in place in different regions of the United States, there is still substantial uncertainty over whether the country as a whole will put a mandatory price on carbon, either in the form of an emissions trading scheme or a carbon tax. And that may be a problem.

Thought of the Week - The cost of doing business

Thought of the Week - The cost of doing business

13 August 2021 | Insights

A little while ago, I was reading an article in the Texas Observer on Mexican politicians moving the bribes they collected to the United States. Ironically, when some of the middlemen were indicted, both the corrupt politicians and their middlemen argued that paying kickbacks (not bribes) was just normal business practice in Mexico. Which made me look up some research on bribery and its impact on business…

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

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