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Syndicate Room in push to expand IPO offering

The first equity crowdfunding platform to become a member of the London Stock Exchange is ramping up its efforts to allow retail investors to access main market listings by launching a new fundraising round. The offer to participate in Syndicate Room’s £2.3 million round will open on the company’s website …

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Evercore bolsters European tech with double hire

JP Morgan’s former European head of technology investment banking, Anil Rachwani, has made his first senior hires at Evercore since joining the US advisory boutique a year ago to expand its coverage in the region. Jefferies managing director Guillaume Taurignan, who joined the firm from UBS in 2010, is due …

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New-look Deutsche Bank suffers in equities

Deutsche Bank’s new-look sales and trading business turned a profit in the first quarter of 2016 – a turnaround from losses a year earlier – but tough market conditions took their toll as revenue falls in both equity trading and underwriting matched the worst on Wall Street. Deutsche Bank’s City …

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UK P2P scores fresh vote of investor confidence

The property peer-to-peer platform LendInvest has secured a £40 million credit line from a global bank – a further indication of the growing input of institutions in the UK’s P2P sector. Macquarie has given peer-to-peer platform LendInvest a secured a 40 million pounds line of credit LendInvest said in a …

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Barclays bosses flag CIB improvement as 2016 priority

Jes Staley, the new chief executive of Barclays, reiterated the need to boost returns from corporate and investment banking, as he addressed shareholders for the first time at the bank’s annual meeting. Alongside the bank’s first-quarter results on April 27, Staley had hailed the unit’s “relatively resilient” performance, but flagged …

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Lazard names new UK sponsors chief

Lazard has named a new head of its team of bankers serving private equity clients in the UK, according to a person familiar with the matter. Managing director Charlie Foreman has taken on the role alongside his existing responsibilities as head of capital markets advisory at the independent advisory group, …

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