Blog

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 ...