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Amicorp FS (UK) plc

Making the investment case heard

Fund Services
London Stock Exchange
Initial Public Offering
Amicorp FS (UK) plc listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange on Thursday, 8 June 2023 successfully raising gross proceeds of US$6.47 million. On listing, the Company had a market capitalisation of US$119 million.

“The Buchanan team come with a wealth of experience, not just in terms of helping to guide us through the intricacies of an IPO, but also in their deep understanding of our space. Their advice and support extended well beyond just media relations, playing an integral part in our go-to-market strategy, and opening the door to other opportunities as part of this important step-change for our business. We look forward to continuing to work with them. ”

Kin Lai,
CEO of Amicorp FS (UK) plc Close

Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets Trust plc

Investment companies sector sees first premium listing since late 2021

Emerging Markets Investment Company
London Stock Exchange
Initial Public Offering
Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets Trust (AWEM), a newly incorporated investment company, began trading on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, 3 May 2023.

Buchanan were engaged to support with their external communications strategy and provide counsel to the company and its broker during the IPO process.
“Buchanan delivered a remarkably successful result in communicating & promoting the AWEM opportunity against a particularly challenging background for new IPOs, let alone investment company ones. They obtained a most impressive range of media coverage including with several major commentators whose endorsements were undoubtedly critical in securing the launch & listing of the new Company, and they demonstrated handsomely just what an effective PR campaign can achieve when executed & managed as professionally as they did.”

Martin Shenfield,
Non-Executive Chairman of Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets Trust plc

“The Buchanan team were an integral ingredient to the successful IPO of AWEM, where a well thought-through media plan delivered two prominent articles in the weekend editions of leading national newspapers, in addition to other specialist publications. In our opinion this is the best press coverage of any IPO that Ellora team members have worked on historically. Buchanan adds a great deal of value, based on their leading understanding of the investment companies universe and built on a solid network of quality, longstanding relationships.”

Oliver Kenyon,
Corporate Finance at Ellora Partners Close

Africa Oil Corp.

A rewarding assessment of risk

Oil & Gas
TSX and Oslo
Canada and Africa
Materiality assessment
Sustainability reporting
TCFD alignment
Buchanan was engaged to develop Africa Oil’s inaugural ESG Review and subsequent Sustainability Report. The Company wanted to embark upon a material step change in its ESG disclosure, as well as effectively communicate its role as a non-operator with limited direct impact. Close

Investment company IPOs

One chance at a first impression

Investment companies
London Stock Exchange
Initial Public Offering
The bar for listing a new investment company remains incredibly high. Pre-requisites for success include a compelling and differentiated investment strategy, outstanding management credentials, proven track record and an attractive pool of acquisitions that can be acquired in the near term. Close

Norge Mining Limited

A resourceful relationship

Metals and Mining
UK & Norway
Financial communications
ESG advisory
Annual & sustainability reporting
Website and social media
Norge Mining is a private mining company developing Critical Raw Materials to meet the increasing resource demand from both renewable energy industries and agriculture. Close

Rank Group plc

Ensuring no-one gambles with player safety

Casinos and gamling
FTSE 250
London, UK
Materiality assessment
Brand development
Sustainability reporting
Rank Group first engaged Buchanan in 2021 to conduct a materiality assessment for the business to enable greater understanding of the issues most pertinent to their stakeholders, as well as to develop their ESG strategy. Following this project, the team were asked to deliver the Group’s first interim Sustainability Report, and subsequently its first full-year Sustainability Report. Close

Watkin Jones

Building a long-term relationship

Valuation building
Watkin Jones was one of the first non-traditional property developers to come to the public markets in 2016. It was a unique offering at IPO, specialising in building student accommodation with an additional management division. It had also been a family-run business for decades, steeped in tradition and heritage, founded in Wales in 1791. Close

Urban Logistics

Building a new foundation in logistics real estate

Real Estate
FTSE 250
Financial communications
Operating within a niche market offers a good number of potential advantages – higher returns on investment and a greater competitive advantage, among others. But there are disadvantages, too. In the listed space, operating in a niche may mean that your investment case is poorly understood and that you have to fight against larger, more generalised peers for share of voice. Close

Record plc

Changing record

Record is a leading currency and derivatives manager for institutional clients and has been for almost 40 years. As financial markets evolved, Record saw the opportunity to diversify and grow its business alongside its clients. Close


Extraordinary days perfectly bound

Social Care
FTSE 250
Book production
CareTech Holdings is a leading provider of specialist social care services. Supporting adults and children with a wide range of complex needs in more than 250 specialist services around the UK.
“Farouq and I were absolutely delighted with the commemorative book produced to celebrate CareTech’s 25th anniversary. Buchanan hit the ground running – arranging planning sessions, interviews, photo shoots and editing sessions, within a very tight timescale – showing passion, creativity and commitment to ensure that the end result truly reflected “our story”.”

Haroon Sheikh
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CareTech Holdings

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