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Gloo Networks IPOs with Liberum as Nomad, Joint Broker, Joint Bookrunner

19 August 2015 | IPO

Liberum acted as Nomad, Joint Broker and Joint Bookrunner on the AIM IPO of technology company Gloo Networks plc (Ticker: GLOO LN), whose shares were admitted to trading Aug. 11.

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The listing raised £30m before expenses, to be used to provide due diligence and working capital prior to one or more subsequent acquisitions. 

Gloo intends to acquire and operate trusted consumer brands in the media sector, initially with an enterprise value in the range of £250m to £1bn, with a focus in the UK, the US and to a lesser extent Europe. 

These brands appeal to attractive socio-economic groups and, through the use of data and technology, Gloo aims to transform these businesses to fully realise their digital potential, thereby unlocking value and increasing profitability. 

The company is led by digital transformation experts Rebecca Miskin (Chief Executive Officer), formerly Digital Strategy Director and Change Agent at Hearst Magazines UK, and Juan Lopez-Valcarcel (Chief Product and Operations Officer), who was previously Chief Digital Officer for Pearson International.

Company website: www.gloonetworks.com 

Liberum team for Gloo Networks:

Investment Banking:  Neil Elliot, Chris Clarke, Jonathan Wilkes-Green

Sales: Julian Collett, Jeremy McKeown, Archie Soames, Natalia Lipecka

Research: Jason Holden, Andy Bryant

Corporate Access: Lynsey Cox

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Karl Wiseman
Amy Williams

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Fund Manager of the Year at 2015 PLC Awards

04 August 2015 | Mentions of Liberum

Liberum is delighted to sponsor the Fund Manager of the Year category at the 2015 PLC Awards.

Entries open Nov 2 and the gala event takes place March 3 next year.

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The awards are in their 30th year and recognise success and achievement amongst publicly quoted companies in the UK.

For more details, visit > PLC Awards

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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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- Simon Atkinson

- Cormac Leech

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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

Consumer Staples PDF

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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

Liberum team on +44 (0)20 3100 2000

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- Tom Fyson

- Joshua Hughes

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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.