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Lansons handles PR for ‘first IPO of 2018’

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Lansons is handling comms for what is thought to be the first UK IPO of 2018: Investment and financial platform provider IntegraFin Holdings.

IntegraFin is the owner of the Transact platform, which helps businesses manage client investment portfolios and financial plans online. This week they announced their intention to float on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in March.

The company, which launched Transact in the UK in 2000, has more than 150,000 clients on behalf of over 5,100 financial advisers. It also holds oversees funds worth around £29.7bn. It recently reported pre-tax profits of £37m in 2017, a rise of 41.2 per cent.

Lansons won a competitive tender for the brief in November. It previously worked with the company in 2011. 

Lansons CEO Tony Langham said:

“This is the latest business win resulting from our investment in capital markets expertise. We’re finding that listed financial services businesses like to work with an agency that understands what they do.”

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The Telegraph: Fintech outfit IntegraFin plots London float 

Financial Times: Fintech set to kick off this year’s London floats

Evening Standard: Fintech firm IntegraFin is London’s first float of the year

FT Adviser: Transact parent kicks off IPO journey

Professional Adviser: Transact parent IntegraFin to float on London Stock Exchange