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Private Placements

Whitman Howard Services

Private Placements

From its inception, Whitman Howard has established a recognised specialisation within the private placement market.

As a firm, Whitman Howard believes that this market provides a critical source of credible investment opportunities within a diverse range of high growth companies from which investors can secure capital gains.

With a broad spectrum of experience and expertise on which to draw Whitman Howard is sector agnostic. In the last [3] years, it has raised money for the UK's premier hybrid estate agent Purple Bricks, Tech disruptors such as Laundrapp and a number of other businesses ranging from digital marketing optimisation to residential property development.

Given its provenance and recent track record, the firm has an extensive client base of Family Office's, VC's, VCT's, Private Equity firms and HNWI's as well as a number of sources for debt financing.

We do not believe in simply raising money for our clients. Whitman Howard understands that investors bring not just capital but operational and financial expertise. Our role, working with clients and investors alike, is to bring opportunity to capital and experience to the benefit of all parties.

Whitman Howard works with its private company clients throughout their journey helping them:

  • Articulate their story in a clear and concise way in which fund managers are accustomed with
  • Prepare relevant due diligence for potential investors
  • Stress test their financial model and compare any assumptions with comparable companies in the same sector
  • Advise on valuation and prepare robust reasoning to defend it
  • Manage the sales process, introducing them to a variety of investors from Family Offices or High Net Worths to Venture Capital, depending on the stage of their development
  • Whitman Howard believes in an appropriate collegiate approach such that the placing team benefits from being part of a larger firm encompassing trading, institutional sales and investment research.

    We pride ourselves on this entrepreneurial approach, backed by our employee ownership and a commitment to client service which, we believe, is the bedrock of our success and our clients' performance.

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    1. Corporate Finance/Broking
    2. Equity Sales & Trading
    3. Equity Research
    4. Private Placements
    5. Family Offices

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    Our Philosophy

    Focussed on quality

    Our goal is to focus on quality rather than quantity. Our remuneration structure is heavily geared towards generating successful outcomes for our clients.

    High quality

    It is far more important that we represent a smaller number of high quality growth companies which are attractive to our investor base.

    Client aligned

    By not adopting the old broking model of accumulating brokerships and retainer income, we are firmly aligning our interests with those of our clients that we work alongside.