Liberum has expanded its Financials coverage with the appointment of Justin Bates to cover Specialty and Other Financials, a sector that includes funds. Justin has a strong track record in equity capital markets, particularly in the General Financials sector as a Senior Vice President with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Director at Numis Securities. He has a BSc (Hons) from City University Business School and a Masters in European Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. Prior to joining Liberum Justin was CEO of a commercial property web site.
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Liberum's Corporate Access team, which brings together corporate clients with investors in Europe and North America, has appointed Marcio Remedios to facilitate meetings and assist with event planning. Liberum's corporate client list has grown to 70.
Marcio, a speaker of Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French, brings 10 years of client-facing experience across sectors. He joins Liberum from Espirito Santo Investment Bank where he worked with the corporate access team assisting with events, conferences and site visits.
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Equities research on AstraZeneca published by Liberum pharmaceuticals analyst Naresh Chouhan (below) is singled out by the editor of the Telegraph's Questor column in the newspaper's outlook for 2014 published on December 28, 2013.
Ten of its journalists each picked an idea that would benefit from the improving business climate. Naresh's work, originally published on November 15, 2013, was the sole piece of research identified in the article by Questor Editor John Ficenic.
Other companies named in the piece that are also covered by Liberum are: Imagination Technologies. Research was published December 12, 2013 by technology analyst Eoin Lambe; Drax. Utilities analyst Peter Atherton published on the company November 18, 2013; Barrat Developments. Housebuilders analyst Charlie Campbell issued sector research that included the company on October 29, 2013; FirstGroup. Transport analyst Gerald Khoo initiated coverage of the UK transportation sector on December 9, 2013.
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Liberum has acted as financial adviser and sole bookrunner to The Conygar Investment Company plc in respect of its recent £30 million placing of zero dividend preference shares. The funds raised will be used to invest in Conygar’s existing portfolio of real estate assets. Please contact Tim Graham or Richard Bootle on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.
Liberum has acted as Lead Broker/Adviser to Trustbuddy on a placing to raise €18.5m. Trustbuddy is a web-based community that provides a user friendly Person to Person (P2P) lending service and specialises in making life simpler for lenders or borrowers. For further information contact Simon Atkinson on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.
Liberum has acted as Sole Bookrunner for Assura Group for placing 17.3% of the Company, removing a significant public overhang and introducing a number of new institutional holders to the share register. For further information please contact Peter Tracey or Jamie Richards on +44 (0) 20 3100 2222.