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PwC

At 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, corporate and investment bank 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

Just Eat 

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Just Eat operates a leading global marketplace for online food delivery. Headquartered in London, we use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient digital ordering service for 19m active users and 75,400 restaurant partners. Just Eat is a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

www.justeatplc.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

Mishcon de Reya 

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Based in London and with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We like to solve problems quickly. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs, and the ways in which this affects our clients.

We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted adviser. Building strong personal connections with our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say: “It’s business. But it’s personal”.

www.mishcon.com

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

Rigby Group plc

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Formed in 1975, the Rigby Group is a £2.1bn turnover family business operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and employing more than 7,500 staff worldwide.

The group comprises six key divisions: technology, including SCC, one of Europe’s largest technology solutions providers; the luxury Eden Hotel Collection; aviation businesses Capital Air Ambulance and British International Helicopters; airports businesses Regional & City Airports and XLR Jet Centres; property development businesses Rigby & Rigby and Rigby Real Estate; and a wide range of investments, including innovative IT finance leasing business Rigby Capital.

Rigby Group is renowned for its independent thinking, seamless execution and peerless approach to acquiring and nurturing businesses to unleash their potential. With two generations of the Rigby family at the helm, Rigby Group has diversified from its origins, 42 years ago, as a principally technology-led business and, through smart, strategic acquisitions, has built a distinguished reputation as both an investor and business operator.

Sir Peter Rigby is Group Chairman, Steve Rigby is Group Chief Executive and James Rigby is the Chief Operating Officer.

www.rigbygroupplc.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 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 investment banking boutique, providing the highest quality advice to clients across a range of sectors and transactions. We are proud in our ability to navigate privately-owned businesses through their exit strategies.

Our expertise enables us to guide companies through the often complex process of making acquisitions, selling a business, management buy-outs/ins and IPOs.

Since 2013, Zeus Capital has been ranked number one by IPO funds raised on AIM. Over £4bn has been raised by Zeus Capital as sole or joint broker and/or book runner over the last four years.

We are proud to work with many growing technology and “tech-enabled” clients such as The Hut Group, Purplebricks and boohoo.com. Our track record can be found here:
www.zeuscapital.co.uk/transactions/

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London Stock Exchange

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The London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international exchange. More than 2,200 companies from more than 90 countries are quoted across its markets, with a combined value of £5.4tn. The London Stock Exchange’s markets include the Main Market – London’s flagship venue for equity, debt and exchange-traded products, offering businesses access to Europe’s most liquid pool of capital – and AIM – the world’s leading market for small and growing companies.

www.lseg.com/raisingequity

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

Williams Advanced Engineering Ltd

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Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. We provide world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services to deliver energy-efficient performance to the Automotive, Motorsport, Civil Aerospace, Defence, Sports Science and Energy sectors. We specialise in Advanced Lightweight Materials, Hybrid Power Systems and Electronics, Cutting-Edge Aerodynamics, Vehicle Dynamics, and Holistic Integration Capabilities.

We combine cutting-edge technology and the industry’s best engineers with a precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One. Working in close collaboration with our customers and partners, Williams Advanced Engineering creates energy-efficient performance to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

www.williamsf1.com/advanced-engineering

Quick links

PwC

Silicon Valley Bank

Arma Partners

Barclays

ECI Partners  

Just Eat

Luther Pendragon 

Mishcon de Reya

Oakley Advisory Limited

Rigby Group plc

Rothschild & Co 

Zeus Capital 

London Stock Exchange 

Design Portfolio

Williams Advanced
Engineering Ltd

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