Capital Markets

January 25, 2019

Financial Services floats take Instinctif Partners to top of IPO league table


Following a busy end to 2018, we are delighted that we have topped the Mergermarket IPO league for 2018 ranked by volume.

The news follows two high profile advisory clients whose IPOs impacted in December: AJ Bell and Manolete Partners.

Our Financial Services team advised on the flotation of investment platform and stockbroker AJ Bell on the London Stock Exchange main market in early December, achieving a market capitalisation of over £650 million. The campaign for AJ Bell has recently been shortlisted at the City and Financial Awards 2019 in the Best IPO category. Also in December, the team advised on the AIM listing of Manolete Partners, a leading UK insolvency litigation financing company.

These deals build on our enviable IPO track record with our dedicated Financial Services sector team mandated on 7 Financial Institutions Group IPOs over the last 24 months.

Our success in providing strategic communications advice to some of the financial service industry’s biggest names is built on our pure sector focus. In this highly technical arena, our comprehensive knowledge of sector trends and expertise in managing stakeholders, from national editors to portfolio managers to sell-side analysts, helps us deliver results throughout the sector.

The team’s blended Public and Investor Relations offering helps manage perceptions and generate value, bringing to bear varied experience across journalism, investment banking, accounting and investor relations. Find out more at our Financial Services sector page.