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PwC

PwC_logo.pngAt PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.

We share their thinking and experience to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for technology companies of all sizes, from established global companies to fast-growth businesses on their journey through to IPO and beyond. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at:

www.pwc.co.uk/technology

Silicon Valley Bank 

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For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK’s leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB’s niche expertise, experience and unparalleled network as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad.

Learn more at www.svb.com/uk

Silicon Valley Bank is registered in England and Wales at Alphabeta, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, UK under No. FC029579. Silicon Valley Bank is authorised and regulated by the California Department of Business Oversight and the United States Federal Reserve Bank, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority with number 577295, and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.

Arma Partners

Arma Partners

Arma Partners provides independent M&A and corporate finance advice to the communications, media and technology (CMT) sector. We work with a wide range of clients including young, cutting-edge start-ups; established market leaders; reputed Venture Capital and Private Equity houses; and large, global, publicly listed corporate entities. We advise our clients on public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestments, fund raisings and recapitalisations. Our pan-European team is based in London and Munich, and our North American team is located in New York and Palo Alto. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients with complex cross-border deals through our affiliate relationships in Australia, Israel, Japan, Latin America and Turkey. Our ability to provide independent advice, deep understanding of the industries we cover, extensive network of contacts across the ecosystem, flawless deal execution track record and capacity to complement local presence with a global perspective make us an invaluable partner to our clients.

www.armapartners.com

Barclays

Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank with global reach, offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For more than 23 years, the Technology, Media and Telecoms team has been at the forefront in providing support, funding and specialist advice to a wide range of firms. Working with a team of dedicated Relationship Directors focused on your industry, you can be confident that you will always have access to the right specialists perfectly placed to understand your business and connect you to the expertise that you need.

For further information, please contact Sean Duffy, Managing Director, Technology, Media and Telecoms, on +44 (0) 7775 548 118 or at sean.duffy@barclays.com, or visit:

www.barclayscorporate.com

ECI Partners

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Established in 1976, ECI is the UK’s leading growth-focused Private Equity firm, investing in management buy-outs and buy-ins for majority or minority equity investments in medium-sized UK growth companies.

Over its several decades of working with great management teams and founders, ECI has supported businesses across the technology sector – recent investments include Edenhouse (SAP specialist), IT Lab (IT Managed Services), Auction Technology Group (online marketplace), Wireless Logic (M2M platform), CliniSys (healthcare IT), Kelvin Hughes (marine navigation systems), XLN Telecom (B2B telecoms), Fourth (SaaS), Ascribe (healthcare IT) and CarTrawler (travel technology platform). ECI raised £500m, its tenth fund, in 2014 and is busy investing it in growth tech companies.

www.ecipartners.com

Lombard Odier 

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Lombard Odier is an independent and innovative wealth manager dedicated to preserving and growing our clients’ assets. We have a simple philosophy: “Rethink Everything”. Our agile responses to a changing world have delivered 222 years of stability through 40 financial crises.

Our Group is a partnership. Our partners are entrepreneurs. In some cases they represent the seventh generation of their families at Lombard Odier. Coupled with our powerful capital strength, that gives us strength and continuity for the future.

We believe in human relationships powered by cutting-edge technology and investment innovation. For a quarter century we have invested to create a single, global banking platform. Our award-winning investment team deploys that technology to deliver truly bespoke solutions which meet the individual goals of demanding clients.

www.lombardodier.com 

Luther Pendragon

Luther Pendragon

Luther Pendragon is one of the UK’s leading independent communications consultancies. Our team of over 45 highly experienced and qualified consultants manage financial public relations, corporate communications, media and investor relations, public affairs, and crisis communications. With offices in London, New York and Brussels, we handle national and international assignments. Our clients include global private and public corporations, with companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and other stock markets, public sector organisations and major trade associations in the UK and across the world. We take an integrated approach to communications to ensure that our clients’ reputations are managed, and interests are promoted, in all relevant spheres of influence – whether that is the capital markets, Government, consumer circles or elsewhere.

www.luther.co.uk

Oakley Advisory Limited 

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Oakley Advisory Limited is one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms. We offer expert, specialist advice across a range of sectors including technology, telecoms, online, media, datacentres and hosting. We provide advice on a range of transactions including M&A deals (working with both public and private companies), fundraisings (equity and debt) and IPOs.

We also provide equity capital markets advice, where we work intensively with listed clients to widen their institutional shareholder bases and develop their equity stories.

www.oakleyadvisory.com

Rothschild & Co

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Rothschild & Co is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups. The group has three main divisions – Global Advisory, Private Wealth and Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.

Rothschild Global Advisory provides expert advice to large and mid-sized corporations, Private Equity, families and entrepreneurs, and governments. Advisers design and execute strategic M&A and financing solutions for their clients, taking a long-term and independent view of the challenges they face.

The firm’s deep understanding of financial markets, the high volume of transactions it advises on, and its unrivalled network of 1,000 industry and financing specialists in over 40 countries provide clients with a comprehensive perspective to achieve their strategic goals.

www.rothschild.com

Zeus Capital

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Zeus Capital is an independent corporate finance-focused investment bank, established in 2003. 

Zeus Capital employs around 70 people across offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham, specialising in small and mid-cap companies, with dedicated teams covering Private Company and Private Equity Advisory, Corporate Broking, Sales, Research and Public Markets Advisory.

In 2017, Zeus Capital raised over £960m across 18 separate public and private transactions, including its first sole-led Main Market IPO, raising £180m for Xafinity plc.

On AIM, Zeus Capital has acted on two of the six largest IPOs (by funds raised) and acted on a number of high profile IPOs accounting for circa 17% of the total funds raised. Zeus Capital AIM IPO transactions included:

  • The second largest sole broker AIM IPO of 2017, with a £190m fundraise at a market capitalisation of £190m, for a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls Strix Group plc. Zeus Capital also advised on a new £60m debt facility.
  • £145m IPO, and associated £78.2m fundraise, for a leading provider of creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries Sumo Group plc.
  • £87m IPO, and associated £51.6m fundraise, for Discretionary Fund Management business Tatton Asset Management plc.
  • £47m IPO, and associated £28.4m fundraise, for a leading provider of painting, supply and maintenance services to the superyacht industry GYG plc.
  • £41m RTO, and associated £40m fundraise and £10m CLN, for SigmaRoc plc, investor in and operator of new and existing construction material assets.

Zeus Capital has also executed a number of secondary equity transactions including: 

  • £130m fundraise for online retailer boohoo.com plc.
  • £50m fundraise for online estate agency platform Purplebricks Group plc.
  • £10m fundraise for industrial engineering company Flowtech Fluidpower plc.
  • £15m fundraise for VR technology company EVR Holdings plc.
  • £5m fundraise for Oncimmune Holdings plc.

Private deals:

  • Acting for The Hut Group in a £125m private placement by Old Mutual Global Investors.

info@zeuscapital.co.uk 
www.zeuscapital.co.uk

Zeus Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

 

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Design Portfolio

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For over 25 years Design Portfolio has been helping quoted companies communicate effectively and efficiently. We consult with and support a wide variety of corporate clients from FTSE 100 to AIM, as well as private tech companies, tech start-ups, and those new to market. Sectors in which we can demonstrate specialist knowledge include software, hardware, fintech, life sciences, medtech and biotech.

We work in print, digital and moving image across six core areas:

  •  Annual reports
  •  Investor presentations
  •  Corporate websites
  •  Video and animation
  •  Sustainability communications
  •  Corporate branding

Our blend of considered creativity and expert consultancy is delivered by expert teams through a local, personal and hands-on service with offices in London, Leeds, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Miami.

www.design-portfolio.co.uk
@WeAre_DP

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PwC

Silicon Valley Bank

Arma Partners

Barclays

ECI Partners 

Lombard Odier 

Luther Pendragon

Oakley Advisory Limited

Rothschild & Co 

Zeus Capital 

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