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Date: 13/01/2017

International financial services firm Mazars believes that the appetite to support the flotation plans of Midlands businesses shows little sign of waning, according to one of its IPO specialists.

Business owners and finance directors can find out more and hear about the opportunities offered by a flotation at a breakfast to be hosted by a panel of expert advisers next week.
David Preston, a Transaction Services partner from Mazars, Steve Douglas from stockbrokers Arden Partners, Edward Dawes from law firm Squire Patton Boggs, and Emma Titmus from the London Stock Exchange will all be speaking at the “Building Your Business through an IPO” breakfast discussion at Sixways Stadium, Worcester, on Thursday 19 January.

Steve Douglas, Head of Corporate Finance at Arden Partners said, “The benign inflation and interest rate environment of recent years has resulted in many financial institutions finding themselves with significant cash reserves. Fund managers continually seek optimal investment returns and, particularly in this macroeconomic environment, the equity markets remain one of their preferred options.”
He continued: “For companies seeking growth capital, a market listing, whether Main Market or AIM, has never been a more realistic option.  We will discuss what the process entails.”
David Preston from Mazars added, “The 2016 flotations of Autins and Van Elle reinforced our belief that Midlands companies with viable IPO strategies will be supported and we expect to see this trend continue into 2017. Our breakfast meeting will be an opportunity for businesses to assess whether a flotation is right for them and the steps they need to take to be ready to take advantage of available funding.”

More information can be found here
Those interested in further details or attending the event should register their interest by emailing