As 2018 kicks off, we wanted to give you an update on what’s happening at Cantor Fitzgerald. 2017 was an inspiring year for our business. Our business volumes were up, triggered by new and returning clients, we acquired L&P Group and opened up many new and exciting opportunities for our clients.
Over the last 3 years our Corporate Finance team has raised in excess of €300m in capital for a range of projects across sectors that include real estate, healthcare, technology, renewable energy, food and engineering. In 2017 the team raised in excess of €80m of financing for companies, including €25m by way of direct loan note issuances plus a further €15m in EIIS capital (Employment & Investment Incentive Scheme). In 2017 we also successfully completed the €42m acquisition of The Park Collection in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, one of the largest commercial property transactions of the year.
We are delighted to have acquired L&P Group which specialises in providing ethical investment management and stewardship services to religious orders and not-for-profit organisations. L&P has been active in the impact investing space for many years working on projects that have a very real impact on communities, societies and the environment. Close to 100 guests joined us in December to celebrate L&P’s 30th anniversary and the many memories over the years and we look forward to building on this over the next 30 years.
We are always looking to the future. While we are part of a global financial services firm, our roots are firmly embedded in Ireland and we intend to expand further. Our goal is always to further develop our expertise and to bring new and improved services to our clients, building on the trust that has been developed over the last 23 years and helping you to make the most informed investment decisions.
While 2018 will bring continued challenges in terms of MiFID II regulation, the Brexit landscape and potential political volatility, we see it as another opportunity to engage with our clients. We encourage you to call us should you have any queries in relation to navigating your investment options, reviewing your pension or exploring new investment perspectives. We look forward to bringing you the very latest opportunities in the corporate finance space particularly across real estate, healthcare and technology and will be announcing the availability of new tailored portfolio solutions early in the year.
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2018.
To speak with a Portfolio Manager or Account Executive today, please phone the Cantor Fitzgerald dealing desk on 01 633 3633.
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