Joint Venture Intersel-Libertas

Joint Venture

Libertas (www.libertaspartnersllp.com), a London-based investment banking partnership, announces a joint venture with Intersel, an advisory boutique located in London with presence in Nigeria and Kazakhstan.
London, 5th of September, 2011 — Salim Khoury of Intersel (UK) Ltd and the Management Board of Libertas Partners LLP announce the launch of a joint venture focused on providing capital raising services and advice in the emerging markets. The two firms have combined their resources and expertise to serve businesses in Kazakhstan and Nigeria, seeking to raise funds principally through the capital markets of London.

Libertas is a private investment banking partnership based in London, serving international mid-market and growth businesses. It is a nominated adviser and broker on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, focused in natural resources, energy and technology, and emerging markets. In the past five years Libertas has completed over $1.5 billion of transactions, in markets stretching from China to West Africa.

Intersel is a transaction advisory boutique specializing in strategic advice and implementation to corporate clients, high net worth individuals and government agencies; it also acts as a principal investor. As well as its London-based management team, it operates established teams of professionals in Lagos and Almaty, and seeks to become the preferred provider of advisory services and investment opportunities in Nigeria and Kazakhstan.

Tim Murray, Chief Executive of Libertas said: “Intersel has reach and expertise in two of the most active emerging markets economies. We are proud to announce this association, which sharply distinguishes Libertas’s offer to clients in these markets.”

Salim Khoury, Chairman of Intersel said “We have been very active in emerging markets for many years. Now through Libertas we will have the ability to deliver for our clients the full services of the London capital markets, especially access to the London Stock Exchange.

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