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
112 Corporate clients that we advise

Our latest transaction successes

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
Company
Hotel Chocolat
Amount raised
£39.5m
Placing
Jul-2021
Thought of the Week - Your new beachfront property

Thought of the Week - Your new beachfront property

15 October 2021 | Insights

This summer, we had so many floods all over the world that it became hard to count. But the costs to taxpayers and insurance companies are real. Aon estimates that insured losses from natural disasters worldwide in the first half of 2021 were $42bn. Then the European floods hit, which added another $2-3bn in losses to insurance and reinsurance companies. And those are just the insured losses. The true economic losses are likely to be about ten times higher than that. In the United States alone, taxpayers are estimated to have paid $99bn in 2020 for emergency relief. And 2021 is shaping up to be even more expensive.

Thought of the Week - Hiring lotteries

Thought of the Week - Hiring lotteries

08 October 2021 | Insights

Every so often, you read about yet another experiment where monkeys were used to pick stocks for a portfolio and that portfolio outperformed the ones selected by professional investors. I wrote about such an experiment in jest a couple of months ago. But as is now widely known, simple equal-weighted portfolios with random assets tend to outperform more sophisticated ‘optimised portfolios’. The reason behind this phenomenon is that in practice, it is very, very hard to forecast which stock is going to outperform other stocks in the same industry, region or market overall. There are some indications we can get from analysing a stock that allow us to shift the odds in our favour, but truth be told, the uncertainty around any kind of stock market prediction is so large that in practice the odds shift very little if at all.

Thought of the Week – Social interaction gets you a better deal

Thought of the Week – Social interaction gets you a better deal

01 October 2021 | Insights

We all know that people are susceptible to soft forms of influence. Why do you think companies spend tons of money on wining and dining their clients and why do more and more companies introduce rules that their employees cannot accept gifts worth more than a certain amount?

Thought of the Week - International spillovers: It’s mostly in your head

Thought of the Week - International spillovers: It’s mostly in your head

24 September 2021 | Insights

When I was much younger than I am now, and still enjoyed the benefits of youth like a concave belly, we used to say that when the US sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. Today, that still is true, but the same can also be said about China – at least if you live in Europe or Asia.

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.

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