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About Stifel Europe Investment Banking

A full-service investment bank with deep industry and subsector expertise

Stifel’s investment banking professionals are committed to serving the needs of European companies through specialized expertise and strong relationships within our core industries. It is our fundamental belief that client’s value genuine advice and long-term relationships, and we seek to provide these across a full range of industry coverage groups.

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Investment Banking Coverage

Capital Solutions

Stifel's London-based Capital Solutions Group (CSG) offers borrowers a full range of public and private capital markets solutions designed to span the full corporate lifecycle including complex and distressed situations. We work closely with clients across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions to communicate their credit stories to a targeted investor audience and create tailored debt financing structures. CSG leverages Stifel’s global coverage of more than 8,000 accounts, from large institutions to private wealth, to find the right pockets of capital. CSG is also able to advise on restructuring and liability management processes with a focus on early identification of credit related issues and a proactive approach in resolving any commercial, financial, or structural issues. 

Consumer

The European Consumer Investment Banking  team provides a full suite of advisory and capital markets services to clients across all major sector sub-verticals, including Active Lifestyle, Apparel & Footwear, Beauty, DTC & E-commerce, Food & Beverage, Home, and Specialty Retail. We have a successful track-record of equity capital-raisings, IPOs and sell downs, and both sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, including multiple cross-border assignments. The team’s success has been built around deep global industry knowledge with unrivalled market access and insight, working to provide clients with a unique offering capable of delivering the most relevant and commercially focused insight and advice. Given the global nature of the Consumer & Retail sector, we work closely with Stifel’s U.S. and other international offices, making sure our clients’ needs are addressed with a global perspective.

Diversified Industrials

Stifel's London-based Diversified Industrials Group provides advisory and capital-raising services to family-owned businesses, larger strategics, and financial sponsors across multiple sub-sectors within the Industrial landscape. The group offers its clients advice and execution on M&A, access to public and private equity and debt capital, and other financial advisory services, supporting our clients in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. We cover multiple subsectors within the Industrials landscape, but have deep and extensive experience within the Forest Products, Paper, Packaging, Chemicals and Aerospace & Defense, and we continue to broaden our advisory footprint. 

Energy & Natural Resources

The UK Energy & Natural Resources Investment Banking team provides capital markets and advisory services to clients in the oil & gas, mining, and clean energy sectors. The team is the market leader in London for oil & gas equity capital-raisings, IPOs and sell downs, and has advised on 75% of the completed UK public oil & gas M&A transactions between 2018 and mid-2020. The team’s success has been built around deep industry and regulatory knowledge with unrivalled market access and insight. We provide clients with a unique offering capable of delivering the most relevant and commercially focused insight and advice. Our full-service offering includes equity capital markets, M&A advisory, regulatory advisory (Nomad, Sponsor, Takeover Code), debt capital markets, and acquisition and divestment services for oil & gas operators.

Financial Institutions & Financial Technology

The UK Financial Institutions & Fintech Investment Banking Team (operating under the KBW banner kbw.com) provides capital markets and advisory services to clients across the financial services industry, focusing on Insurance, Banking, Specialty Finance, Asset Management and Financial Technology subsectors. The team is a market leader in Europe for M&A advisory, capital- raisings (equity and debt) and IPOs. The team’s success has been built around deep industry and regulatory knowledge with unrivalled market access and insight, combining these elements into a single team to provide clients with a unique offering capable of delivering the most relevant and commercially focused insight and advice.

Healthcare

Stifel’s European Healthcare team provides capital markets and advisory services on a pan-European and global basis across the full range of healthcare companies from biotech, medtech, and diagnostics to animal health, OTC and specialty pharma, as well as outsourced pharma services and healthcare services. We provide a full-service product offering to clients including M&A (both company and asset based), equity capital-raising (including both IPOs and follow on offerings), corporate broking services for listed companies and capital solutions. We have expertise in helping European biotechnology companies access the U.S. capital markets, and we maintain a leading global franchise in branded healthcare products such as animal health and OTC/consumer health.  The team’s success has been built on its deep industry and scientific knowledge, exceptional access to investors, and global connectivity in our core segments. This allows our team to offer a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing clients’ needs in the most effective way. We also operate in a highly coordinated way with our U.S. banking partners, which offers a highly differentiated proposition for UK and European companies raising capital in the U.S.

Investment Funds & Real Estate

Stifel Europe’s Real Estate Investment Funds Group provides specialist financing and advisory services and we are the market leader for capital raised from 2015 through July 2021. We pride ourselves on providing independent and non-conflicted advice to our corporate clients who benefit from our full range of investment banking services, and our success is underpinned by our unrivalled sector expertise and insights. Our market leading Real Estate franchise advises clients across Healthcare, Student Accommodation, Long-Income, Office, Industrial, Prime Central London, Strategic Land, and Residential sub-sectors. We are a specialist and leading corporate finance adviser to more than 20 retained investment funds clients with an average market cap of over £500m, devising and implementing long-term equity-issuance growth strategies and secondary market promotional activities.

Legal Services

Stifel’s Legal Services Group is focused exclusively on law firms, litigation finance, and other legal services assets. Our team has advised on multiple transactions across the capital structure (debt and equity, private and public), across the investment banking product set (public equity, private equity, M&A, structured debt), and across the globe (U.S, UK, and Continental Europe). We advised Gerchen Keller on its disposal to Burford (the largest M&A deal in the sector to date), led the IPO of DWF onto the Main List of the London Stock Exchange (the premium listed international legal business) and have successfully executed structured private credit transactions for litigation finance platforms (giving us an unrivalled understanding of private cost of capital). The team specialises in ‘breaking new ground’ and is currently advising on a large ‘captive’ SPV for a prominent UK law firm and a social responsibility litigation fund.

Sponsors

A substantial and growing advisor to the private equity community.

Private equity firms occupy a significant position in the mergers & acquisitions landscape, representing both buyers and sellers of businesses as well as serving as sponsors of leading companies accessing the capital markets for debt or equity financings. Stifel takes pride in the depth and quality of its relationships with Financial Sponsors. We maintain regular dialogue and deal flow with more than 600 private equity firms.

Technology

A full-service technology investment bank leading the industry in M&A transactions under $1 billion. Offering a world-class combination of deep sector knowledge, strong industry relationships, and broad product expertise, our team provides clients with strategic advisory and capital-raising services designed to support growth companies and their investors during all stages of their development. With more than 100 professionals working as an integrated team across North America and Europe, Stifel is one of the leading providers of capital-raising services to technology companies and technology-focused institutional investors.

UK Corporate Broking

Stifel is a leading UK corporate broker with retained relationships across multiple sectors with companies listed on the Main Market and AIM.  We offer a range of services to our corporate clients, providing them with support in the equity capital markets, as well as insightful advice on M&A, defence and debt capital markets.  Stifel is increasingly broadening its sector footprint, with significant momentum and recent clients wins in the Healthcare, Technology and Financials sectors complementing ongoing mid-market leadership in Real Estate, Energy and Resources, and Investment Funds.

Notable Transactions

FSI Global – MRI Software M&A
Mergers & Acquisitions
Software | August 2021
BioAgri – DWHP M&A
Mergers & Acquisitions
Biopharma | July 2021
Gen inCode IPO

£ 17,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Healthtech | July 2021
Tremor IPO

$ 128,600,000

Initial Public Offfering
Internet & Digital Media | June 2021
Assura Senior Notes

£ 300,000,000

Senior Sustainable Notes
Real Estate | June 2021
Diversified Energy Follow-on

$ 225,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Energy & Natural Resources | May 2021
Studio Retail Group 04-2021

£ 30,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Retail | April 2021
Supermarket REIT 03-2021

£ 150,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Real Estate | March 2021
Polarean Imaging PLC 03-2021

£ 25,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Healthcare | March 2021
Energean 03-2021

£ 104,400,000

Block Trade
Energy & Natural Resources | March 2021
Target Healthcare REIT 03-2021

£ 60,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Real Estate | March 2021
Profit Software/Volpi Capital 12-2020

£ 110,500,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Software | December 2020
ReNeuron Group 12-2020

£ 17,500,000

Follow-on Offering
Biopharma | December 2020
Third Point 12-2020

$ 56,600,000

Block Trade
Energy & Natural Resources | December 2020
Nicelabel/Loftware 12-2020

£ 89,200,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Software | December 2020
Marlowe plc 11-2020

€ 30,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Business Services | November 2020
Kape Technologies 10-2020

$ 115,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Software | October 2020
Supermarket REIT 10-2020

€ 200,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Real Estate | October 2020
Smith and Williamson 09-2020

£ 1,800,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Financial Institutions | September 2020
Currency volume represents full credit to each underwriter. All transaction announcements appear as a matter of record only. Stifel collectively refers to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and other affiliated broker-dealer subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp.

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