CUSTODIANS OF STRATEGY
We have a rich vein of experience in banking, asset management and fintech and a growing reputation for SME data and analytics.
Our work is strategic and complex in nature and as such we are typically engaged at the Board level and work alongside senior decision makers with a strategic mandate.
We serve corporates, financial sponsors, fintechs, family offices, and entrepreneurs
There's never been a harder time to be a corporate. In the face of a developing global pandemic, ever-intensifying regulation, low interest rates and weak economic growth, shareholders still demand a compelling equity story, exemplary corporate stewardship and prudent cost control.
Laeceum works with corporates to identify sustainable sources of competitive advantage, rationalise and simplify corporate structures, right size operating models, identify bolt-on acquisitions and exit non-core businesses.
We work with a small number of financial services only funds and FIG teams within larger multi-sector funds.
Our support spans the full deal value chain comprising pre- deal, post-deal and exit and divestment. Our activities span from market-screening and commercial due diligence through to value creation planning and interim support for a newly installed management team.
We view each situation through the lens of a Principal. Consequently, we work with a dogged sense of urgency and fiduciary responsibility to ensure that our efforts are fully complementary to those of the fund and the target or portfolio company.
We look at our fintech clients through a maturity lens and tailor our services accordingly.
We firmly believe that many great ideas may never get to to see the light of day given the multiple balls and scarce resources that start-up founders often have to juggle.
Our turnkey services are attractive for new to market fintechs at concept/ideation stage where time and budget are of the essence.
FAMILY OFFICES & ENTREPRENEURS
We work with a handful of family offices and entrepreneurs where the Laeceum corporate DNA is a near mirror reflection of the clients.
Needs can vary dramatically depending on the context but in many cases will involve a desire to deploy capital in a jurisdiction where the client has little or no prior experience.
We rapidly and discretely form a view on the attractiveness of the market using a combination of conventional R&A and human source intelligence and identify vetted opportunities to potentially initiate off-market transactions at speed.