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ArticleDecember 2021

5 things to celebrate in 2021

What a year it’s been! The growth, success and support that we’ve witnessed this year is testament to the significance of our company’s mission. Giving everyone fairer access to public markets isn’t a simple task, but together we’ve made progress towards this goal.

As we look ahead to the New Year we’re celebrating a transformative twelve months at PrimaryBid. It wouldn’t have been possible without your trust and support.

We’re very excited to see where 2022 takes us -- we have big plans! In the meantime, here are some of our favourite highlights from 2021:

5. You participated in many of the UK's most significant capital raises

Over $1bn worth of demand was collected through the PrimaryBid platform this year, with investors participating directly through our app and via their brokers. We’ve hosted 126 deals, including 10 in the same week.

In 2022 we’ll be working hard with companies to make public inclusion standard. Individuals still do not have equal access to transactions, particularly IPOs, which are dominated by institutional investors.

We’re also focused on winning better allocations in deals by collecting more data. When a deal is oversubscribed, management teams have to decide how to divide the pie. We know that companies often prefer to allocate to their shareholders and stakeholders wherever possible.

4. You accessed a broader product set as we expanded our team to meet your needs

The PrimaryBid team has grown significantly. Across all parts of the business we’ve been hiring to help build the infrastructure that will support our mission.

On our platform, you can now invest in initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-ons, investment trusts, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), specialist fund segment listings and bonds.

3. We worked together with companies, politicians and regulators to promote your rights

We’re not only working to improve our offer, we’re also leading discussions to improve your access to capital markets. Working with companies, politicians and regulators we have gained widespread support in the press and from the industry, and it’s great to see regulatory changes starting to happen.

2. You were able to connect directly with companies through Conversations by PrimaryBid

We don’t just want to give you access to transactions, we want to bring you closer to the companies that you have funded. That’s why we launched Conversations by PrimaryBid, to give you the opportunity to hear directly from senior management. Keep an eye out for more events next year!

1.  We expanded internationally, allowing more investors to have fair access to public markets.

Through our partnership with Euronext, the leading pan-European stock exchange, 2021 saw us begin our expansion into new geographies. In June, we launched in France and have since completed our first offers to French retail investors.

Thank you for believing in PrimaryBid. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

We hope you’ll be celebrating tonight. Here’s to an incredible 2022!


Disclaimer The information within this article is provided for information only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or a recommendation to transact in any investment. PrimaryBid Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales (No. 08092575) with its registered office at 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS. PrimaryBid Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 779021).