The atrium at London Stock Exchange was full to capacity on Friday 18 May for a half-day seminar organised by Chrystal Capital and co-hosted by Rosenblatt Solicitors.
An audience of more than 125 company directors, investors and advisors crowded in to hear presentations on five alternative sources of corporate funding. The speakers were drawn from organisations that have had significant recent success in providing innovative funding solutions that are attractive to both companies and investors.
The seminar is part of an on-going campaign by Chrystal Capital to educate company directors and their brokers on the many innovative and rewarding alternatives to traditional finance that have come to the fore during the economic instability of the last few years.
Chrystal Capital, FCA regulated corporate finance firm based in London, specialises in providing private and public companies with alternative sources of funding. The firm has helped to raise circa $280 million in eight transactions over the past 18 months, utilising a variety of traditional and alternative funding methods such as public and private equity, predominantly from family offices, as well as convertible bonds and commodity stream finance.
Family offices – Kingsley Wilson, Chrystal Capital Partners
Convertible bonds – Edward Males, ISM Capital
Retail bonds – Gillian Walmsley, London Stock Exchange
Non-traditional debt finance – David Edwards, Litmus Advisory
Bespoke convertible loans for AIM companies – Andrew Fearon, Optimus Capital
Commodity stream finance – David Awram, Sandstorm Metals & Energy