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WHIreland’s Corporate & Institutional Broking division has seen a very positive start to 2017, with the appointment of Adam Pollock as new divisional head, a number of public and private fundraises and new clients joining us.

As a continuation of this momentum, WHIreland Corporate & Institutional Broking is delighted to announce the formation of a new joint venture with Ms. Lorraine Homewood. The “WHIreland Investor Forum” will assist in arranging private placements of equity and debt for unlisted growth companies. The demand by these companies for fund raising is at a premium given the difficulties in obtaining bank credit. Institutions are generally keen to engage with quoted companies but many unlisted companies (particularly at the pre-IPO stage) still struggle to obtain growth finance. High Net Worth individuals and Family Offices are increasingly keen to support these companies but the introductions need to be facilitated and these individuals and Offices will comprise the members of the Investor Forum.

Lorraine Homewood has been involved with private investment for over 20 years within Alternative Finance. Initially with Park Place Capital and then ACPI, Invesco, PCE Investors and other leading financial boutiques. Over this time, Lorraine has built up a strong network of non-institutional investees and secured investment across a wide range of sectors and companies and is ideally placed to lead this venture in partnership with WHIreland.

Adam Pollock added,

“I am delighted to announce this new joint venture which puts us in a better place to partner with our growth clients and help them raise the funds they need to realise their ambitions. WHIreland already has a strong order book in this space and is seeing a steadily increasing number of opportunities going forward.”