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Strand Hanson is able to advise clients on all aspects of their fundraising activities, whether public or private including assistance with sourcing and structuring of both debt and equity financing. Since 2009, we have advised on over 200 secondary fundraisings, raising, in aggregate, in excess of £1.5bn.

The timing and structure of secondary fundraisings varies significantly from company to company. We work to ensure the right structures are in place for each of our clients.


For clients looking to raise equity or debt finance, Strand Hanson advises on:

  • Optimal capital structure
  • Best timing
  • Appropriate equity and debt sources
  • Financial implications of equity and debt issues
  • Current market conditions and investor sentiment


Strand Hanson's knowledge and experience in structuring debt packages includes:

  • Traditional debt
  • Mezzanine finance and alternative debt structuring
  • Convertible debt instruments
  • Pre-payment/off-take facilities


 Strand Hanson's equity fundraising activities include the following:

  • Offers (offers for sale, rights issues, open offers, public offers and placings)
  • Venture capital fundraisings
  • Private placements
  • Broking licence gives us the ability to fulfil the regulatory broking role and widen the breadth of investors available to clients

Strand Hanson is ideally positioned to identify various sources of private equity funding, be it from venture capitalists or institutional investors.

Strand Hanson is able to negotiate with a number of banks and other funding sources to procure the optimum financing structure and terms for our clients.

  • Firestone Diamonds Plc

    Fundraise consisting of a $82.4m debt facility, $40.0m placing and $100.0m financing package with RCF VI and pacific Road, comprising equity, mezzanine facility and convertible bridge loan

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    Aggregate financing package
  • Lekoil Limited

    Equity placing with new and existing investors

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    Raised from new and existing investors
  • Madagascar Oil Limited

    Fully underwritten, pre-emptive placing and open offer to existing shareholders to raise US$78.4m (gross)

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    Equity value of enlarged group at subscription price