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We build long term partnerships with clients, enabling us to be trusted advisers to corporates throughout their life cycle.
We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial culture. We always seek innovative ways to get deals done, even in tough markets. Since our inception in the midst of the global financial crisis, Liberum has thrived whilst many other banks have struggled.
Free from the constraints bigger banks face, our structure and collaborative culture ensures our investment bankers are closer to the key investors in the markets that shape sentiment.
Investment Banking in numbers
Our Corporate Broking team is entirely focussed on UK Small & Mid Cap, advising 120 listed companies on their capital market strategies.
As a Corporate Broker, our aim is to help our clients build high quality long-term relationships with institutional investors and develop their share ownership, with the ultimate goal of ensuring good liquidity at a fair valuation for the company’s shares. We strive to bring innovative and creative ideas to our clients, helping to develop their businesses at all levels, from daily investor relations to major strategic developments.
Our clients include widely respected companies across 13 sectors of specialism:
- Chemicals / New Energy
- Consumer and Retail
- Financial Services
- Housebuilders & Building Materials
- Investment Funds
- Mining / Agriculture
- Real Estate
- Support Services
- Technology and Media
We act as trusted adviser and market advocate to our clients, helping them to navigate every aspect of the equity capital markets and to fulfill their corporate ambitions.
Working in industry specialist teams, we advise public and private companies, and their owners, on all aspects of corporate development from mergers and acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, refinancings, and capital distributions.
We are approved to act as Sponsor to Main Market companies and Nominated Adviser to those admitted to trading on AIM.
We combine technical expertise, innovative solutions and access to our extensive network of institutional relationships to help our clients achieve their strategic goals.
Equity Capital Markets
We are a leading adviser to ECM deals in the Small & Mid Cap space, having raised £26bn since our inception for our clients.
We’ve acted on 59 IPOs since 2007 and were No.1 for AIM IPOs in 2018, raising £418m of capital as sole bookrunner.
Raising capital in all market conditions requires hard-earned relationships with investors, built over time and rooted in trust. It demands an intimate understanding of a company’s business and ambitions, and the ability to match and source the right pools of capital for each investment opportunity.
Our M&A team is involved in merger and acquisition transactions and is led by senior industry professionals with deep commercial and technical expertise in all types of M&A. We leverage Liberum’s capital markets insights and strong corporate and institutional relationships to provide market leading advice.
Our clients include listed and unlisted corporates, entrepreneurs, private equity, family offices and hedge funds.
Areas of expertise include:
- Takeover Code regulated buy side, sell side, defence, Rule 3, mergers, reverses and take privates (including management/Newco advisory)
- Private company buy side, sell side, corporate carve out, management buy in/out
- Distressed M&A buy side and sell side
- Transaction related financing and capital structure advisory
- Dual/triple track processes
- Acquisition search and shareholder value optimisation working across all industry sectors
- Shareholder activism strategy and execution