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Liberum Joint Bookrunner on £20m placing for quantum dot maker Nanoco

31 March 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum is today joint bookrunner on an approximately £20m placing of ordinary shares in AIM-listed Nanoco Group plc (Ticker: NANO LN) which is to be deployed mainly to fund the completion of the commercialisation of cadmium-free quantum dots, or CFQDs, for the display market.

Nanoco CFQD 

You can find out more about Manchester-based Nanoco's business here >

Nanoco

The placing of the shares to institutional investors is at 105 pence/share and admission and settlement is due May 1.

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Sirius Minerals places £15.8m in new shares, Liberum is Joint Bookrunner

11 March 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum was joint bookrunner in a placing March 11 of approximately £15.8m of new ordinary shares in AIM-listed Sirius Minerals plc (Ticker: SXX LN). The placing was at 7p a share.

"We are pleased to announce the result of today's significantly oversubscribed placing and acknowledge the significant support shown by both new and existing shareholders," Sirius CEO Chris Fraser said.

"The proceeds raised not only strengthen the balance sheet but also allow us to maintain the development momentum at our flagship York Potash Project," he added. 

The project has the world's largest and highest grade deposit of polyhalite, a multi-nutrient form of potash containing potassium, sulphur, magnesium and calcium.

Liberum is Joint Broker to the company.

Company web site: http://www.siriusminerals.com/

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Liberum sole bookrunner on £130m Oakley Capital Investments Ltd placing

27 March 2015 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum was sole global bookrunner in a placing Thursday of approximately £130m of new ordinary shares in AIM-listed Oakley Capital Investments Ltd (Ticker: OCL LN). 

The placing was at 165p per share and the funds will be used to co-invest alongside Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. and OCPE II Master L.P. 

Admission and settlement of the new shares is expected April 20, 2015. 

Liberum is NOMAD and Broker to the company. 

Company web site: http://www.oakleycapitalinvestments.com/

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Liberum named Best Adviser - Corporate Sponsor at UK Stock Market Awards

27 March 2015 | Mentions of Liberum

Liberum was awarded Best Adviser - Corporate Sponsor at Shares magazine's UK Stock Market Awards 2015 last night, in association with KPMG.

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The shortlist followed a vote by the public. A panel of equity market participants and commentators then voted on that shortlist. 

The Best Adviser - Corporate Sponsor award recognises Liberum's strength as a Nominated Adviser. The award reflects the advice by Liberum's client management teams and the guidance to ensure companies apply best practice governance.

This culminates in the performance of client share prices as a result of good relationships with shareholders and the market. 

"It is fantastic to have the hard work of our client teams recognised by both the public and market," Shane Le Prevost, Liberum Executive Chairman, said. 

"In 2014, we were involved in a number of high-profile market transactions and 2015 is shaping up to be another strong year for Liberum," he added.

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Opinion: Unintended consequence from the election TV debates

25 March 2015 | analyst insight

LIBERUM OPINION: Ian Whittaker, Liberum Media Analyst

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David Cameron is the winner from the UK broadcasters’ climbdown from a plan to go ahead with TV election debates without him. The loser risks being the candidate most desperate for a one-on-one with Cameron – Ed Miliband.

Ian Whittaker

As I suggested on my post March 11, Cameron calculated that the broadcasters wouldn’t dare ‘empty-chair’ him because of commercial considerations, namely the renewal of the Royal Charter in 2016 for the BBC and the potential introduction of retransmission fees for the main commercial broadcasters for ITV, Sky and Channel 4.

He has forced the broadcasters to dance to his tune and they have made a tactical retreat disguised as a compromise. 

They have the PM on board but not in the format they want. 

ITV will be pleased at having the only debate with all seven leaders, which should draw in the audiences, if only for entertainment value. 

But all the programmes should help deliver substantial audiences, including the BBC’s featuring the five opposition leaders and no Cameron. 

And the losers? 

Nigel Farage has made his displeasure known and, given Ofcom granted UKIP major party status, he is unsurprisingly aggrieved that he was not invited along to the special BBC Question Time. 

The biggest loser, though, is Ed Miliband. No head-to-head with Cameron ends his chance to significantly boost his poll ratings.

His decision to take part in the opposition leaders’ debates looks incredibly risky. 

All four of his opponents (the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru, UKIP and Green) see Labour as an attractive source of new recruits. 

None are really competing against each other. And that leaves Labour as the common enemy. 

When are the debates taking place?  

This Thursday, 21:00: Channel 4/Sky News live Q&A with Cameron and Miliband separately

2 April: ITV: Debate with seven party leaders

16 April: BBC: Opposition debate with five opposition party leaders (Miliband, Farage, Sturgeon, Bennett and Wood) 

30 April: BBC: a Special Question Time with Cameron, Miliband and Clegg, presented by David Dimbleby.

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Extel 2015 voting opens

23 March 2015 | Mentions of Liberum

Voting in Extel 2015, which identifies value derived from investment industry relationships, opens today and runs to April 30th.

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More than 15,000 investment professionals voted in 2014, and Liberum climbed three places from the previous year to take the number two slot as UK Small & Mid Cap brokerage after attracting the highest number of votes from institutional clients in the category.

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Results will become available June 8th.

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