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17
Jan

Global Keysoft raise a further £3.5m

It’s a pleasure to announce that Global Keysoft have raised a further £3.5m to support their growth. The company has now launched a number of innovative products and the funding will enable them to launch new products in 2018 and beyond.

08
Dec

Fundraising for Garnet

We are delighted to announce that our client Garnet successfully raised £6m pre-flotation funding last week. The company intends  to raise a further tranche during 2017 before listing in 2018.

09
Sep

Begbies Traynor plc UK seminar programme

We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in a number of seminars at venues across the UK, organised by AIM listed Begbies Traynor plc. We will be presenting to audiences of invited Accountancy firms about stock market related issues.

12
Jul

Fishing Republic raises £3.75m

We are delighted that Holland Bendelow client Fishing Republic has raised a further £ 3.75m through a placing on AIM. The fundraising will be used to support Fishing Republic’s continuing expansion. Steve Gross, CEO said “We will be using the net proceeds of the placing to implement our growth strategy. In particular, we will be focusing on developing our online and digital capability, whilst continuing to expand our store network’’

04
Apr

Holland Bendelow responds to budget changes

Holland Bendelow welcomes the announcement in the recent budget that Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneurs’ Relief will be extended to external investors in unlisted trading companies. We believe that this is a positive move by the Government to encourage investment in smaller companies listed on AIM and ISDX stock markets. Investors who choose to invest in smaller and growing companies take on a degree of risk when supporting thee companies and we believe that additional taxation reform should further encourage wider share ownership.

04
Apr

We are delighted to report a successful £5m pre-flotation funding for our client Phoenix Finance. The company will use the funding to make a strategic acquisition ahead of a planned flotation later in the year.   John Holland the senior partner at Holland Bendelow, said: “Phoenix has a robust business model and the fundraising is particularly timely, enabling the company to add scale to the group ahead of the flotation'' Once listed, the company intends to use the public markets to undertake further acquisitions  in 2017.

11
Nov

£3m funding for Sandswire .

We have secured £3m pre-IPO funding for our client Sandswire  to supports its growth.  The business develops high quality software products for the security industry and has clients across the world. Holland Bendelow  acted as lead consultants to the transaction. John Holland senior partner at Holland Bendelow, said: “We are delighted to have raised funding for another exciting growing company.  The pre-IPO funding will enable Sandswire to grow over the coming months ahead of stock market flotation.”  

11
Nov

Reuters report on Coinsilium

Coinsilium, a London-based investor in the technology that underpins digital currency bitcoin, plans to revive its delayed initial public offering (IPO) by seeking a listing on a junior stock market run by broker ICAP. The decision to list on the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange's (ISDX) growth market comes after the company announced in September that it had scrapped its plan to list on London's more established AIM junior market. Coinsilium's Executive Chairman Cameron Parry told Reuters that the decision to pursue an IPO on ISDX was linked to listing requirements he said were more favorable with the ICAP bourse. "The ISDX is ...

11
Feb

The London Stock Exchange Group who own and operate AIM and The Main Market has confirmed that it is to sell the asset management business it acquired as part of its $2.7bn purchase of Russell Investments, the index provider. Holland Bendelow believe the outcome was anticipated, even before the London Stock Exchange began a strategic review of the unit once the deal for its parent was completed in November. John Holland says “Some market participants had suggested that the long-term ownership of Russell Investments may put the London Stock Exchange in a conflict of interest situation with some of its users”. London Stock Exchange Group has already received ...

11
Feb

Yorkshire company heading for AIM IPO

Premier Technical Services Group plc will undertake an IPO on AIM later this month. The Group is a leading provider of access and safety services and a specialist in the design, installation and testing of electrical systems. Headquartered in Castleford, West Yorkshire, the company has ten operational bases around the UK and a distribution centre in Castleford. Commenting on the AIM IPO John Holland of Holland Bendelow says “ PTSG have a strong track record of undertaking essential maintenance and safety projects for some of the largest organisations in the UK. The company’s portfolio of current and previous clients include The ...