News & Information

Recent news stories regarding our MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund are below.
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8th July 2019

The wave of uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016 has crashed over the UK’s domestic economy and stockmarket, leaving fund selectors wondering if now is a good time to invest in UK assets. Since the vote, politicians have been playing fast and loose with the country’s future: the European Union withdrawal… Click to find out more

8th July 2019

We participated in six primary opportunities in June in what proved another busy month for primary opportunities – LXI Reit raised new money and there were secondary placings in AJ Bell, Ten Entertainment Group and Codemasters. The Trainline and Argentex both made successful IPO’s. In June, the MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned 2.92% compared… Click to find out more

6th June 2019

We participated in six primary opportunities in May in what was a busy month for opportunities – Brewin Dolphin, Sirius Minerals, Marlowe and Tritax Eurobox all raised fresh capital. Essensys was bought at IPO and we added to our holding in Hargreaves Lansdown as part of a secondary selldown. In May, the MFM UK Primary… Click to find out more

12th May 2019

We participated in three primary opportunities in April – Entertainment One, Diversified Oil & Gas and Yourgene Health. We are continuing to see a growing pipeline of potential primary opportunity deals despite the political uncertainty. In April, the MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned +2.98% compared with +2.68% for the FTSE All Share and +4.50%… Click to find out more

10th April 2019

Overall, the outlook for primary market fund raising is looking attractive, though it has been a subdued start to the year with the uncertain economic and political outlook. The IPO market in particular has started quietly, but is showing signs of life as we anticipate a pick up as the year progresses. We are already… Click to find out more

10th April 2019

Despite a host of political concerns, the UK is once again looking like an increasingly attractive investment opportunity, writes Andrew Manners. Is it too early to chalk up a victory for the contrarians? With the Brexit saga showing few signs of abating, it is certainly hard to believe that UK stocks have done so well… Click to find out more

10th April 2019

MARKET TURBULENCE POSES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR PRIMARY MARKET INVESTING. JENNIFER HILL SPEAKS TO OLIVER BROWN, LEAD MANAGER OF THE MFM UK PRIMARY OPPORTUNITIES FUND THE ONLY FUND DEDICATED TO INVESTING AT THE POINT A COMPANY IS RAISING MONEY. MARKET VOLATILITY MADE A COMEBACK IN 2018. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PRIMARY MARKET INVESTORS LIKE… Click to find out more

10th April 2019

The Citywire A-rated managers of the MFM UK Primary Opportunities fund have significant firepower in their arsenal to take advantage of current market volatility and forthcoming primary opportunities. The trio – lead manager Oliver Brown alongside his two co-managers, Bob Brown and Alan Beaney – are holding 10% of the fund in cash, up from… Click to find out more

10th April 2019

We participated in four primary opportunities in March – DWF, Diaceutics, PPHE Hotel Group and Astrazeneca whilst also adding RELX to the portfolio at a time of weakness. We are seeing a growing pipeline of potential deals despite the political uncertainty. DWF became the largest IPO in the UK in 2019 to date. We often… Click to find out more

11th March 2019

We participated in three primary opportunities in February – Blue Prism, Kromek and Gateley. Whilst by no means a busy month for primary opportunities, we are seeing a growing pipeline of potential deals despite the political uncertainty, albeit this may result in some companies deferring fund raises until the UK reaches a settlement with the… Click to find out more

18th February 2019

We participated in one primary opportunity in January – Savannah Petroleum. Unsurprisingly a quiet month for corporate activity after the Christmas lay off, we are aware of a growing pipeline of potential future primary opportunities which we shall appraise and consider for investment. We turned down two opportunities in January which did not meet our… Click to find out more

14th January 2019

We participated in 5 primary opportunities in December – Grainger, Kier and Mercantile Port & Logistics, and added to our existing holdings in Marlowe and Gamma Communications. With markets volatile and declining markedly, we used the luxury of some of our cash balance to add to some of our existing holdings where we felt share… Click to find out more