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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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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Liberum Trading Management

15 March 2018 | People


Giles Johnston
+44 (0) 20 3100 2203

Giles Johnston joins Liberum as Head of Trading.

Giles has 30 years’ experience as a trader, market maker and sales trader. He has spent several years on the buy-side and was most recently Head of Execution at Cantor Fitzgerald. His previous employers include Deutsche, Unicredit and Citi where he was a Managing Director and Head of Energy Trading. He will initially concentrate on bringing more focus and a greater alignment between Trading, Research and Sales. We see an opportunity to increase our market share and revenues in the stocks and sectors where we have a clear edge in Research.

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Dominic Lowres
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Dominic Lowres has been appointed Head of Execution Strategy.

Dom has been with Liberum since the beginning and has been hugely instrumental in building our market leading Trading platform. His efforts have really enhanced our trading capabilities and Liberum’s profile in the market. Strategy in Execution is ever more important in the post MIFID II  world and we see a significant opportunity to grow our market share and revenues by combining our leading technology and strong relationships with a relentless focus on providing an excellent service to our clients.


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Liberum is pleased to announce its appointment as Joint Broker to U+I Group PLC

13 March 2018 | Joint Broker
Liberum appointed Joint Broker to  U+I Group

U+I is a specialist regeneration and property developer recognised for creative vision and entrepreneurial flair. It has a £6 billion portfolio of complex, mixed-use, community-focused regeneration projects primarily in the London, Manchester and Dublin city regions, and a £211m investment portfolio.

The company operates by repositioning undervalued parts of towns and cities into new places that deliver social and economic value to a wide range of stakeholders. Their expertise in asset management, regeneration and trading allows them to unlock this value.

U+I is listed on the Premium segment of the Main Market and has a market capitalisation of c.£250m.

Liberum has been appointed as Joint Corporate Broker alongside Peel Hunt, with immediate effect.

Liberum Team

Board – David Parsons

Investment Banking – Richard Crawley, Jamie Richards, Kane Collings, Laura Hamilton

Sales – John Mozley

Research – David Brockton

Corporate Access – Lynsey Cox

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