Liberum acts as Sole Corporate Broker to AEW UK REIT plc.

03 May 2018 | Sole Corporate Broker


AEW UK REIT plc (AEWU) is a real estate investment trust listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List and traded on the Main Market. It invests in a diversified portfolio of small, high yielding commercial properties across the UK. AEWU listed in May 2015 and has raised more capital six times since.

AEWUK has a highly experienced investment manager, AEW UK Investment Management LLP, which is part of AEW Global, one of the world’s largest real estate managers with €57.7bn of assets worldwide.

Liberum pitched for the brokership recently and now acts as Sole Corporate Broker and will act as Sole Bookrunner in connection with any placings.

Liberum Team

Investment Banking - Gillian Martin, Jamie Richards, Kane Collings

Research - Conor Finn, David Brockton

Sales - Andrew Davies, Anastasia Mikhailova, Jack Kershaw, John Mozley

Press Enquiries: Redleaf Polhill

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Liberum appointed Joint Corporate Broker to Crest Nicholson

02 May 2018 |

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Liberum is pleased to announce its appointment as Joint Corporate Broker to Crest Nicholson.

Crest Nicholson is a leading residential developer operating in the Southern half of England with an emphasis on creating well designed homes in sustainable communities. The Group has a wide product range, varying from homes for first time buyers through to large family homes, and includes a mixture of houses, apartments and supporting commercial premises as part of its larger developments.

The Group, which was established over 50 years ago in 1963, has a history of 39 years on the Official List and trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market between 1968 and 2007. The Group re-listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2013.

Crest Nicholson has a market capitalization of £1.2bn and is a constituent of the FTSE 250.

Liberum has been appointed as Joint Corporate Broker alongside Barclays with immediate effect.

Liberum Team

Board - David Parsons

Sales – Julian Collett

Research – Charlie Campbell

Investment Banking – Neil Patel, Richard Bootle, Louis Davies

Corporate Access – Lynsey Cox

Press Enquiries: Redleaf Polhill

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Liberum acts as NOMAD and Sole Bookrunner on the IPO of Urban Exposure

01 May 2018 | IPO

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We are pleased to announce that Liberum has successfully raised £150m for Urban Exposure plc (UEX). The shares are expected to be admitted to AIM on 9 May.

Urban Exposure is a specialist residential development finance and asset management company that has been formed to provide finance for real estate development loans across the United Kingdom.

The Company seeks to align its asset management and lending strategy to address the significant shortfall in housing stock and Government initiatives for increasing housing supply.

Liberum organised extensive pre-marketing in early 2018, produced a detailed pre-IPO research report, conducted a well-received Investor Education Roadshow, and organised a two week Management Roadshow with 67 institutional investors. A high quality book of demand was delivered with management retaining a material stake in the business and locked up for 3 years.

Urban Exposure plc is the largest IPO on AIM by capital raised, year to date.

Liberum acted as NOMAD and sole bookrunner on this IPO, and is retained as NOMAD and Sole Broker to the Company post Admission.

Liberum Team

Board - Shane Le Prevost, David Parsons

Investment Banking - Neil Patel, Gillian Martin, Jonathan Wilkes-Green, Louis Davies

Sales - Steve Keeling, Julian Collett

Research - Justin Bates, Portia Patel, Jamie Donald

Execution - Graham Smith, Mark O'Hara

Corporate Access - Anna Barber

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Press Enquiries: Redleaf Polhill

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Liberum appointed as Sole Broker and Nomad to Ilika plc

26 April 2018 | Nomad and Sole Broker


Ilika isa pioneer in material innovation and solid state battery technology. Ilika iscommercialising its world-class Stereax™ solid-state battery technology built around proprietary materials and processing IP capable of producing lighter, safer, batteries that charge up to 6x faster, last 4x longer, and have over 2x the energy density of the highest performance lithium ion incumbents. Also, due to its capacity to hold charge at very small scale, perform over a wide range of temperatures (-40°C to 150°C) and perform in extreme environmental conditions. Stereax™ is a perfect power source for small sensors and beacons that connect to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Commercialisation partners include large blue-chip multinational companies in the energy and electronics sectors such as Toyota, Shell, Murata, Applied Materials, Toshiba, NXP, Sigma Aldrich, Johnson Matthey and CeramTec.

Ilika has been listed on AIM since 2010 and has a market capitalisation of c.£17m.

Liberum Team

Neil Elliot, Investment Banking Director

Jill Li, Investment Banking Assistant Director

Oliver Baxendale, Small & Mid Cap Sales

Adam Collins, Research

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Liberum raises £40m for MADE

26 March 2018 | Made

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Liberum is pleased to announce the successful completion of a private fundraising for MADE, raising equity proceeds of £40m

MADE is a leading European design brand, that has revolutionised the furniture and homewares markets. MADE operates in 7 European countries and reported 2017 net revenue of £127m, a growth of 40%, a break-even run rate and cash flow positive.

The transaction provides investment funds to accelerate growth and establish MADE’s digital brand leadership across Europe. MADE’s plans include expanding into additional European markets, developing the MADE brand further including the opening of flagship showrooms and continued investment in technology to retain an industry leading platform.

The fund raise included a new tier 1 global institutional investor with an established history of making long term global investments, with further commitments from existing investors.

MADE has had a strong start to 2018 and is well positioned to continue to benefit from the transition from high street to online within the homewares market and capitalise on the growing confidence in digital retail.

Liberum acted as sole bookrunner on this transaction.

Liberum Team

David Parsons 
Head of Equities

Clayton Bush
Managing Director, Investment Banking

Richard Crawley
Co-Head Investment Banking

Steve Pearce
Co-Head Investment Banking

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Liberum acts as Sole Bookrunner on Asiamet’s £7.2m fundraise

26 March 2018 | Joint Broker

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Liberum is pleased to announce that it acted as sole bookrunner in relation to a placing for Asiamet Resources Limited (“Asiamet”), raising £7.2 million (c.US$10 million) of gross proceeds for the Company at 11p per share.

Asiamet is a dynamic junior company focussed on the exploration and development of its portfolio of large copper-gold deposits on the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra, adjacent to the key growth markets in Asia.
Gross proceeds of the Placing and existing cash reserves of c.US$2.0m are expected to be utilised as follows:
• US$4.7 million for increasing ownership at its Beutong copper porphyry project (from 40% to 80%) and accelerating drilling at the property including metallurgical programmes;
• US$2.5 million for regional exploration on the KSK Contract of Work Area;
• US$3.3 million to commence optimisation and early works in relation to the Company’s BKM copper project and completion of the Bankable Feasibility Study; and
• US$ 1.5 million for general working capital purposes including the costs of the Placing.
The Company has been listed on AIM since 2006 and now has a market capitalisation of c.£120m.

Liberum Team

Investment Banking - Neil Elliot, Clayton Bush and Kane Collings

Sales - Julian Collett and Oliver Baxendale

Research - Richard Knights

Corporate Access - Lynsey Cox

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