Zeus supports companies, often from an early stage in their lifecycle, with the equity and debt funding they require for future growth. We work with a broad network of funders to achieve our clients’ objectives, including high net worth individuals, family offices, venture capital and private equity funds, as well as blue chip, public market institutional investors.
Zeus acts as retained Nominated Adviser and financial adviser to AIM listed public companies, from small cap to businesses valued at several billion. We provide wide ranging advice to PLCs, including equity and debt capital raising, M&A and bid defence, as well as regulatory support and guidance.
2013 - 2023
- £13.8 billion Gross value of deals advised on
- £3.9 billion IPO funds raised
- £2.5 billion Debt finance raised
- £157m average market cap for PLC clients
- £8.2 billion + Gross value of equity and debt capital raised
- #1 Adviser to midmarket IPOs
Initial Public Offering (IPO) advisory
Zeus advises companies and their owners wanting to IPO in the UK on both the AIM and Main Market. Our track record of successful IPOs is underpinned by an integrated approach across corporate finance, equity sales and research.
Zeus manages all aspects of the IPO process including deal pricing and structuring, guidance on financial forecasts and investor presentations, the due diligence process, preparation of the Admission document or Prospectus, pre-IPO analyst research and raising equity funding for the company and existing shareholders on IPO.
Our corporate broking team provides bespoke advice and support to our publicly listed corporate clients, helping them communicate with shareholders and the wider market. We work alongside our clients assisting with ongoing dialogue with institutional shareholders, new investor targeting and education, and institutional engagement through investor roadshows.
The team manages all aspects of raising new equity capital for our listed clients from existing and new institutional investors to support growth, or provide an exit for existing shareholders.
Over the last ten years, we have successfully executed over 80 on-market equity fund raises, with a combined value of new equity placings and rights issues of over £1.6bn.
Zeus acted as Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker to Surface Transforms’ £8.3m Placing and SubscriptionRead more
Zeus provided independent financial advice to the Independent Directors of Zegona CommunicationsRead more
Zeus acted as financial adviser to Devolver Digital on its acquisition of System EraRead more
Zeus is advising OnTheMarket on the £99 million recommended cash offer from CoStar Group.Read more
Zeus acted as financial adviser to LBG Media plc on its acquisition of Betches Media LLCRead more
We have one of the most prolific and experienced debt advisory teams in the UK mid-market working across a range of transactions including:
- leveraged, asset-backed and corporate acquisition finance and re-financings
- lender education processes
- covenant amendments
- balance sheet restructurings
In the last 10 years, the team have completed in excess of 100 debt transactions, raising c.£6bn of debt capital, advising 41 private equity firms and sourcing debt from 38 different lenders.
Our team advise a wide range of private and public companies, private equity funds on mergers, acquisitions and business disposals.
We have a strong track record in public-takeovers. Our team have completed over 30 recommended and hostile public offers, working with both acquirors and target companies.
Our M&A offer is supported by in-depth sector expertise, including our equity research analysts who provide sector insight and valuation support for both public and private company transactions.
Since our launch in Manchester in 2003, we have developed strong relationships with entrepreneurs, independent PE and M&A professionals across all UK regions. Our Independent Advisory Network leverages such relationships and experience and provides unique business development opportunities for our clients.
We are a member of Global M&A (GMA), a network of over 30 leading international independent investment banks and corporate finance advisory firms giving us global access to acquisition targets and potential buyers for our clients.
If you would like further information, please get in touch with a member of our Investment Banking leadership team.