Case StudyLikewise

January 2019

Likewise

Background

Likewise Group plc is a Birmingham headquartered distributor of floorcoverings and matting. Prior to listing, the Group acquired the entire share capital of William Armes Limited and the trade and assets of Bruce Starke & Co Limited, which were fully integrated into the Group, making it a competing alternative to existing large companies in the industry.

Transaction

Likewise listed on TISE to raise funds for working capital and future acquisitions in the sector. 

Testimonial

“TISE has provided a pragmatic and cost-effective route to going public and accessing the capital markets to raise finance which can be used towards future acquisitions.


“The benefit of the £7 million cash raised and potential access to further funds puts us in a very strong position to be able to make further acquisitions which will enable us to consolidate the distribution section of the floor coverings market and to gain national scale. Ultimately, we believe that this puts us in a position to expand Likewise into a meaningful flooring business.”

 

Tony Brewer, CEO of Likewise Group plc

Summary

11 Jan 2019

Admitted to official list

120m

Shares listed on admission

£7m

Capital raised upon listing

£12m

Market cap upon listing

£8m

Further capital raised since listing

£15.6m

Shares traded since listing

£3.9m

Share value traded since listing

3

Further acquisitions financed

10p

1st trade 11/01/19

33.25p

Latest trade 25/09/19

51.7m

Market cap as at 25/09/19

Advisers

For more information please contact us.
Carolyn Gelling
Carolyn Gelling
Head of Isle of Man Office
Mike Lightfoot
Mike Lightfoot
Business Development Manager