Insolvency litigation financing specialist, Manolete Partners has began trading on AIM from today (14th December 2018). AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies.

The IPO raises over £16.25m for the company and £13.1m for selling shareholders, and values the newly-listed company at approximately £76.25m. 

Manolete Partners was established by Steven Cooklin in 2009 to focus exclusively on investing in insolvency and insolvency-related claims. The company invests in cases by either funding or purchasing the litigation claims of Insolvent Estates or Office Holders.

Since its launch, Manolete Partners has grown to become one of the most prominent providers of insolvency litigation financing in the UK. The business has grown rapidly in recent years, from investing in three cases in 2009 to 249 invested cases by 30 September 2018, 76 of which were live.

The Directors believe that there is a significant opportunity to accelerate the growth of the company’s activities by investing in more and potentially larger claims in the future. It has detailed plans to develop existing and new relationships with Insolvency Practitioner firms, hire more insolvency specialists and increase the company’s presence across the UK through continued development of its regional network.

The team for the Manolete Partners transaction was led by RSM corporate finance partner Paul Watts, with support from Matt Cowie and Nathan Young.

Paul Watts, RSM corporate finance partner said: ‘Manolete Partners’ decision to list on AIM provides the company with an exciting opportunity to expand their operations, take on a bigger case load and invest in larger claims. I am delighted that we have been able to guide the directors through the process and achieve a successful listing, and I wish them every success in the next stage of the company’s development.’