The Hub and London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE Announce Strategic Partnership.
London, UK, 6th April 2017: The Hub Exchange Ltd (The Hub), an innovative Fintech company based in London, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSE) ELITE, its business development and capital raising platform. The Hub has worked with ELITE to refine its bespoke technology solution to power ELITE’s private placement platform, ELITE Club Deal, and to provide the technology infrastructure to support ELITE’s global partners that license ELITE Club Deal. As part of this partnership, The Hub secured a minority investment from ELITE*.
The Hub provides enterprise-grade platforms for leading investment networks. The strategic partnership enables The Hub to bring best practice with cutting edge technology to the private market, providing companies access to institutional capital. Each white label platform is completely private and can be deployed out of the box, or customised to client workflows. A key differentiator The Hub offers its clients is the connectivity and syndication opportunities to other leading investment networks. The Hub will also be an agent on the ELITE Club Deal platform providing investors, including HNWI and specialised funds, access to ELITE opportunities.
In November 2016, The Hub joined 12 other fast growing companies in the sixth cohort of LSE’s ELITE programme. The programme helps high growth organisations build a strong network of partners and advisers to support them in accessing suitable growth financing, be that through ELITE Club Deal, venture capital, private or public equity.
Axel Coustere and Stephen Ong, co-founders of The Hub, said: “We are extremely excited about our partnership with LSE’s ELITE and the opportunity to be the key technology partner for ELITE Club Deal’s global initiative. The partnership sets the standard for private market capital raising and provides the backbone for private investment networks to connect into. As each exchange crowns the end of the journey for private companies, our mission is to connect investment networks, currently operating in silos, from the early stage through to late stage, through our technology, globally.”
Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE, said: “ELITE and The Hub share a global vision of transforming the global capital raising environment. The Hub will allow ELITE Club Deal to power its platform with the best in class technology, supporting ELITE companies in efficiently connecting with growth capital, whilst giving investors the opportunity to have a stake in some of Europe’s most ambitious private businesses.”
* Launched by London Stock Exchange Group in April 2012, ELITE is a full-service programme designed to help the most ambitious companies prepare and structure for the next stage of growth through access to long term financing opportunities. It is a unique cross border programme based on an exclusive training and tutorship model, supported by access to the business and financial community. Today, more than 700 companies, advisors and investors make up the growing international ELITE community. Close to 500 ELITE companies in 25 countries from more than 30 sectors generate €40 billion in combined revenues and account for over 175,000 jobs across Europe and beyond.
ELITE Club Deal, the private placement platform for ELITE companies and professional investors, is the natural next step in the evolution of ELITE’s suite of services. ELITE Club Deal helps to bridge a funding gap and streamline the capital raising process for companies, bringing together investors, corporate advisers and growing companies in a secure and efficient environment.
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About The Hub
The Hub provides private white label platforms for professional investment networks, connecting investors with new opportunities in their organisation and with other leading networks.
The Hub supports clients across the whole lifecycle of private investment from early stage angel networks, family offices, venture capital and corporate ventures to private equity, large financial institutions and exchanges. State of the art technology enables clients to manage their networks efficiently and scale their operations both internally and by accessing exclusive deals in other leading investment networks via syndication. We believe by connecting fragmented investment networks, we can improve liquidity in private markets whilst embedding the highest standards to remove friction for all participants, without compromising on quality, privacy and branding.
The Hub is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.