Leading specialist staffing business SThree appoints Liberum Corporate Broker

15 January 2014 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum has been appointed Corporate Broker to SThree plc (STHR.L, market capitalisation of £445m), one of the UK’s leading specialist staffing businesses.

SThree, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2005, has a particularly strong position in the IT market, alongside a wide range of disciplines that include accountancy and finance, engineering, energy, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. It has enjoyed 25 years of profitable growth by focusing on specialisation, homegrown management and organic growth.

It is developing an international footprint with 64 offices principally in the UK and Europe, but also across the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. 

SThree web site

Investment Banking: Robert Morton +44 (0) 20 3100 2222 

Research : David Brockton +44 (0) 20 3100 2243

Sales: Julian Collett +44 (0) 20 3100 2113 

UK Alternative Finance breaks $1bn barrier - Liberum AltFi Index

14 January 2014 | Events

The UK Alternative Finance sector, which includes peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and invoice funding, has broken the £1 billion barrier for the first time in December 2013, according to Liberum AltFi Index data.

This data is the first in a series to be produced by Liberum AltFi Index, a collaboration between Liberum and AltFinance News, the leading media site for the UK P2P sector. It is intended to establish a range of Liberum AltFi Index data on the UK Alternative Finance sector. 

"This exponential growth of UK P2P volumes, albeit at a still modest level of £1bn, demonstrates that the internet-driven disintermediation of traditional banks is well underway”, said Liberum Analyst Cormac Leech, who cover Banks and Other Financials

“In the near term, UK P2P volumes will accelerate due to FCA regulation from April, likely ISA-ability in 2014, along with the arrival of a wall of yield-starved institutional capital. Banking is essentially about information and legal contracts making it as digitisable as music. Banks need to rapidly re-invent themselves to stay relevant over the next decade," he added. 

An article on AlfFinance News regarding the exclusive research from the Liberum AltFi Index and comments from industry players can be found here >>.  

Liberum is also a sponsor of the AltFi 2014 Summit, being held March 11. It is the first European focused event for the emerging Alternative Finance space, including P2P lending, crowdfunding and invoice funding.

Simon Atkinson Investment Banking
Cormac Leech Research

+44 (0) 20 3100 2272

Liberum: Different in how we work. Now different in how we look

13 January 2014 | Mentions of Liberum

Why we are different:

  • Dynamic – Liberum offers a fresh, distinctive, and tailored approach to investment banking that cuts through market noise.
  • Innovative – Liberum is pioneering live, mobile responsive research for clients which is engaging and actionable
  • Independent – 100% employee-owned client-focused research, corporate advisory, and agency execution.

We are pleased to present our new corporate image to the market. It marks an important phase in our business which has grown from a start-up in 2007 to an established partner for investment institutions and corporate clients today.

Liberum Now FINAL

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“After six years we now represent 69 listed companies with an average market cap of £198m," said Liberum CEO Simon Stilwell. "Our research team of 35 analysts now cover 80% of the FTSE 100 and 50% of the FTSE 250 – more than 300 companies across 18 sectors. 

“Today’s new corporate branding paints a more accurate picture of Liberum’s ambition in the market through our belief in innovation, independence and dynamism."

Twitter: @LiberumToday

LinkedIn: Liberum 

Katherine Burgdorf, Institutional Account Management
+44 (0)20 3100 2235

Adam Smallman, Head of Content
+44 (0)20 3100 2177

Press Enquiries: Redleaf Polhill

Emma Kane
George Parrett
Karl Wiseman 

+44 (0)20 7382 4747

Liberum appointed award-winning design agency Bibliothèque to help overhaul its external communications and corporate identity. For more information, visit

Small & Mid Cap 2014 Outlook breakfast Jan 17

13 January 2014 | Events

The small and mid cap sector has outperformed all other global assets classes over one- and five-year periods, excluding Japan. But not all companies enjoyed the ride and that momentum has eased at the close of 2013.

Joe Brent, Liberum's well-regarded Head of Equity Research, is the UK expert in this sector and is to host a breakfast for professional investors on whether a shift from value to growth is underway. 

If you're a private client broker or institutional investor and wish to attend Joe's breakfast then email Liberum's Corporate Access Manager Jenni Herbert.

It will take place on Friday 17 January at 08:30 hours at Liberum's London offices. 

If you are a professional investor (we're unable to respond to retail investors) and would like to receive a copy of the Liberum Small & Mid Cap 2014 Annual then contact Joe

Joe Brent

Above: Joe Brent, Liberum's Head of Equity Research

Social housing repairs and maintenance provider Mears names Liberum corporate broker

13 January 2014 | Corporate Brokerships

Liberum has been named corporate broker to Mears Group plc, a social housing repairs and maintenance provider with a £480m market capitalisation. The company provides rapid response and planned maintenance services to local authorities and registered Social Landlords. It is also a domiciliary care services provider. The company operates its business through three segments: Social Housing Services, Care Services and Other Services.  Mears was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Gloucester.

Investment Banking contact: Steve Pearce +44 (0)20 3100 2222

Research: Will Shirley

Sales: Jeremy McKeown

Media Analyst Ian Whittaker on retransmission fees

13 January 2014 | Mentions of Liberum
Ian Whittaker Retransmission coverage in Telegraph

Liberum Media Analyst Ian Whittaker was cited in a Telegraph article headlined 'BBC and ITV to fight 'free giveaway’ of their programmes' in December 2013. Ian was recently shortlised as Analyst of the Year in CityAM's annual awards.

Liberum by the numbers

  • 80%: the share of FTSE 100 stocks we cover
  • 50%: the share of FTSE 250 stocks we cover
  • 69: the number of brokerships
  • £243m: the average market cap of Liberum's brokerships
  • 35: the number of analysts
  • 300+: the number of stocks we now cover
  • 18: the number of sectors we now cover