2018 Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Grant Thornton

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Grant Thornton UK is a leading financial and business adviser with over 4,000 partners and staff operating from 30 locations nationwide. The firm has an unrivalled track record in advising AIM-listed companies, or those seeking to be listed, built up over the 15 years that the market has been in existence. grant-thornton.co.uk

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Growth Company Investor

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Growth Company Investor is widely recognised as the UK’s leading authority on fast-growing companies. With a team of 12 dedicated researchers and experienced journalists, our coverage is extensive as well as insightful. We interview on average 400 CEOs every year and we track over 2,000 companies. Published ten times a year, the magazine offers subscribers unrivalled insight into high-potential smaller companies delivered direct to your door. Each issue covers over 200 companies, with company news, expert share recommendations, informative features, research, specialist columns, directors’ dealings, brokers’ tips and much, much more. Subscribers also benefit from daily online updates, including smaller company recommendations as they are unearthed, company updates, over 2,000 smaller company commentaries, email newsletters and deep archives. You can also access share prices, charts, portfolios and search tools online. growthcompany.co.uk

Award Sponsors

Alma PR

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Alma PR is a leading financial communications consultancy, focusing on quality of advice and high levels of service. With over 60 years’ experience, the team has advised clients, private and public, of all sizes through the various stages of their development.

Formed by a senior team with proven track records in the growth company arena, our partners are proud of their long-standing client relationships. They have supported the ambitions of some of the UK’s most exciting companies and assisted clients with their investor and corporate communications in many situations, including IPOs, Fundraising activity, Financial Calendar management and Crisis Communications.

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Cenkos

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Cenkos was founded in 2004 to deliver a highly successful stockbroking service for corporate and institutional clients.

Our prime strategy is to become the principal UK institutional broker to growing companies who have, or would like to have, their shares admitted to trading on a UK stock market.

Cenkos has raised over £17bn in equity for its clients over our twelve year history.  Since the start of 2017 we have raised £1.6bn.

Perivan

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Perivan – The complete service provider for all shareholder, investor and board communications

Perivan Financial Print  – Trusted to work with PLCs, asset managers, corporate finance and public relations teams to design and produce over 600 annual reports and the full range of shareholder communication documents.

Virtualboardroom – A board portal enabling company secretaries to collaborate with others to securely compile, distribute and store board packs and other relevant governance information. Directors can view their documents on the move and in real-time in hard copy print, on any electronic device or on the dedicated VBR app for iPad viewing and annotation.

Zeus Capital

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

Zeus Capital employs circa 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 (end of October), Zeus Capital has acted on two of the top 10 IPOs on AIM (by funds raised).

In the last 18 months, Zeus Capital transactions have accounted for circa 16% of the total funds raised on AIM on IPOs, with Zeus Capital raising over £1.5bn across 28 separate transactions and acting on a number of high profile AIM IPO transactions including:

The 2nd largest Sole broker AIM IPO of 2017, with a £190m fundraise at a market capitalisation of £190m, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls Strix Group plc (KETL). Zeus Capital also advised on a new £60m debt facility.

£87m IPO, and associated £51.6m fundraise for, Discretionary Fund Management business Tatton Asset Management plc (TAM).

£47m IPO, and associated £28.4m fundraise for, a leading provider of painting, supply and maintenance services to the superyacht industry, GYG plc (GYG).

£41m RTO, and associated £40m fundraise and £10m CLN for, SigmaRoc plc (AIM:SRC), 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 plc (AIM: BOO)

£50m fundraise for online estate agency platform Purplebricks group plc (AIM:PURP)

  • £10m fundraise for Industrial engineering company Flowtech Fluidpower (AIM:FLO).
  • £15m fundraise for VR technology company EVR Holdings (AIM: EVR).
  • £5m fundraise for Oncimmune Holdings plc (AIM: ONC)

Private deals:

  • Acting for the Hut Group in a £125m private placement by Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI)