Corporate Mini-Bonds: A faster, efficient and proven way to fundraise

At a glance

Corporate mini-bonds have emerged as the faster, more flexible way for companies to raise finance, and for investors to reap stimulating rewards. At Memery Crystal, we’ve acted on more corporate mini-bonds than any other UK law firm and been the guiding hand behind some of the most inventive, successful mini-bond issues. So it makes sense to talk to us first about your financing needs.

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Since 2008, corporate mini bonds have retained their popularity, with the market for both potential investors and those companies offering bonds diversifying; most recently bonds offered by a number of fast food chains have been popular investments and market conditions indicate this will continue during the next financial year.

That makes it a quicker way to raise funds, and also allows for companies to be more flexible in what they offer investors as a return. For example, we acted for The Jockey Club, whose mini-bond raised millions from investors by offering them a mixture of cash and reward points. The advantage is that corporate mini-bonds are often more attractive to investors, can be set up more quickly than listed bonds or equity raises and can also be a great way to raise your company’s profile, as well as cash.

Brands, sports clubs, and profitable companies with a “following or fanbase” – we’ll advise on how you could access a faster, easier route to finance.

Recent matters

  • Advised and developed Wellesley Finance Plc’s Wellesley Mini-Bond Programme – to date, the second largest ever issue of corporate mini-bonds in the UK.
  • Advised Hotel Chocolat and Caxton FX on each of their two respective corporate mini-bonds.
  • Advised Lancashire County Cricket Club on their Cricket Club Bond and the non-cash element of interest paid in the form of Credit4Cricket Units.
  • Advised Surrey County Cricket Club on its corporate mini bond offer.

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