Lancea Partners is an independent investment banking firm based in London specialising in advising and raising capital for alternative asset fund managers, and providing traditional corporate finance advisory services for high growth commercial enterprises. We act on behalf of established and emerging alternative fund managers as well as public and private companies, particularly those operating in the Environmental and TMT sectors.
We provide senior commitment for a limited number of fund manager and corporate clients each year. Investors covered are the full range of financial institutions, family office, corporate and other sophisticated investors, including “high net worths”, predominantly based in the UK and Continental Europe but also selectively in North America, MENA, Asia and Australasia.
We extend our reach globally through our professional partnership network of informal alliances and relationships with similar firms across the world, thereby enhancing and supporting distribution to potential investors. The Lancea network also comprises a number of specialist corporate advisers who can support specific tasks or geographic assignments. Significant time is spent developing new relationships based on a common template.
We believe that this relatively unorthodox model of building out and closely managing multiple channels of distribution, through joint ventures and sub-agency relationships with suitable partners, is often more effective than a narrower, more centralised approach. Such partners are typically comprised of highly experienced individuals who have strong personal relationships on the ground with local investors, particularly specialised institutions, family offices and high net worths. The name LANCEA, Latin for “spear”, underlines this philosophy.
Founded in 2005, Lancea was formed through the merger of the existing businesses of its founding partners in order to exploit the synergies inherent in the capital raising model across complementary markets.