Since the company was founded in 2002, Arden has raised equity capital for corporate clients ranging from transactions of £2m to in excess of £100m.
Arden’s core competency is raising equity capital for companies capitalised below £400m, but some of our corporate clients are considerably larger. Our eight strong sales team has experience working on transactions as small as two million pounds and others that run into hundreds of millions and even billions of pounds.
Like most London based, stockbroking businesses Arden has an extensive network of investing clients, but the skill is understanding which investors are attracted to which type of investments. In this regard experience counts and the sales team collectively has over 150 years of working within equity environments.
In recent times we believe there have been few instances where markets were genuinely ‘closed for business’, but our peers often talk of “challenging market conditions” as an excuse for not closing deals. The Lehman’s crisis in 2009, the collapse of LTCM in 1998 and in the aftermath of the stock market crash of 1987 would be three such examples, but in our experience smart investors use such crises as buying opportunities.
Arden’s Market Makers and Sales Traders are well equipped to meet the requirements of today’s markets, for both Corporate and Investment clients in terms of market intelligence and execution.
Arden currently makes markets in around 70 stocks, focused on stocks where we have either a corporate relationship or research coverage, but this is expanding in tandem with our research product and as we increase our number of corporate brokerage clients, providing an increasing capability across a wider spectrum of stocks and sectors.
Arden’s execution team are committed to providing the highest level of execution capabilities and have consistently proved the ability to source and place significant lines of stock with existing shareholders – whilst also looking to constantly expand the shareholder lists of our Corporate clients.
Outside of our market making focus our Sales Traders are also able to provide a highly rated execution service across a substantially broader range of stocks – from micro to large cap stocks, as well as special situations.