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Seedrs in £10mn Series A fundraising, advised by Liberum

03 August 2015 | Advisory Work

Equity crowdfunding leader Seedrs, advised by Liberum, has undertaken a £10 million Series A fundraising round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital.  

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Seedrs will use the capital raised to expand significantly its marketing efforts in the UK and Europe, boost its platform development and expand into the US.

The Seedrs online platform provides a simple, highly professional process that empowers and protects investors while helping businesses raise capital and grow. 

"It has been a real privilege to work with Liberum as we built our Series A fundraising round,” said Seedrs CEO and co-founder Jeff Lynn. 

“They are true leaders in the alternative finance space, and they have a deep understanding of how businesses like Seedrs are creating value in the financial services ecosystem. 

“The Seedrs team and I are very appreciative of the valuable advice, support and introductions they provided us throughout the fundraising process," Mr Lynn added. 

“The investment by two such high-quality investors is a deserved endorsement for Seedrs,” Simon Atkinson, Liberum’s Head of Alternative Finance, said.

“Seedrs has from the outset focused on ensuring that investors get professional grade investor protections and can share in the success of the businesses that they provide capital to. 

“This was an important factor in our wishing to work with them and is why we can see Seedrs playing a growing role on fundraisings alongside traditional investment banks like ourselves,” Mr Atkinson added.

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Analyst Insight: Commodities relief but El Niño risk for Consumer Staples companies

27 July 2015 | Analyst Insight

Agricultural raw materials and packaging inputs are key cost components for Consumer Staples companies. Prices are currently well off 2010/11 peaks and look set to provide relief in an otherwise challenging operating environment.

In this short seven-page presentation (click on image below), Liberum Consumer Staples Analyst Robert Waldschmidt highlights some key commodities trends and the El Niño risk. This work is an extract from Robert's July 3, 2015 research note entitled Consumer Staples: winners, loser of input cost gyrations. Media and professional investors who would like to know more can contact Robert on +44 (0) 20 3100 2085 or via email.

> Important disclaimer here

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P2P Global Investments raises £400m, Liberum Joint Bookrunner

24 July 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

P2P Global Investments plc (Ticker: P2P LN) Friday raised £400 million from a placing of 40 million C shares (P2P2 LN), with Liberum as Sponsor, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Broker.

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P2P Global Investments invests directly and indirectly in consumer and SME loans and in corporate trade receivables originated through peer-to-peer platforms in the UK, US and Europe. 

P2P lending brings borrowers and lenders together via lower-cost online platforms and covers consumer, SME and corporate debt.

P2P Global Investments also invests in equity stakes in P2P platforms.

Admission of the C Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List, and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange and the commencement of unconditional dealings, is expected to take place Tuesday 28 July.

> P2P Global Investments website

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Market Place Lending - a 25-page presentation

22 June 2015 | Analyst Insight

Liberum FinTech Analyst Cormac Leech looks at the size, risks and opportunities in Market Place Lending in > this 25-page presentation first delivered at November's LendIt Conference in London.

3-min Video: Exclusive Early Cycle Indicator poses questions on recovery

16 June 2015 | Analyst Insight

(LONDON) Market expectations of the performance of the world’s metal bashers in full-year 2016 look over-optimistic after Liberum’s proprietary Early Cycle Indicator for May continued to flatline.

The monthly Indicator, created by Liberum’s European Capital Goods Analyst Daniel Cunliffe, weights new orders from the Purchasing Managers Indices versus inventories in Europe (50% of the Index), the US (30%) and China (20%).

Click on the video below to hear Daniel explain the numbers.

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The ECI is 80% correlated with volume growth at giant global industrial firms and offers a six-to-nine month lead on trends. The early cycle refers to the critical period after a slowdown when companies buy smaller items such as ball bearings or drill bits for products sold, or projects delivered, in the near term.

Late cycle refers to major capital expenditure such as factories and power plants that meet rising demand from the early circle.

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Liberum secures best results in 2015 Extel survey

08 June 2015 | Mentions of Liberum

Liberum has today seen the best results in its seven-year history in the latest Extel results, the annual analyst surveys which rank broker and independent research based on the responses from more than 14,000 fund managers and institutional investors.

Liberum has maintained its second place in the key category of Leading Pan European brokerage firm - UK Small & Mid Caps.

The results follow the clean sweep Liberum analysts achieved in May in the Starmine Awards

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In the Extel results, Liberum achieved a higher share of the vote than a year ago and attracted almost 60% more votes from professional investors across all sectors than its nearest competitor.

The 2015 results have also seen Liberum rise to Number One in Sales, Trading Execution, Capital Goods and Transport.

We retained our top position in Support Services and Chemicals.

Joe Brent, Liberum's Head of Research, retains his title as #1 Leading Research Analyst on an increased share of the vote.

Transport Analyst Gerald Khoo, Capital Goods Analyst Ben Bourne and Chemicals Analyst Adam Collins all rose to Number One in their respective sectors this year and Joe kept his #1 position in Support Services.

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