Through a highly selective process, States Bridge Capital introduces private companies to capital via a listing on the U.K. stock market.
What we do
States Bridge Capital’s founders have decades of experience and success in helping companies list on U.K. public stock markets. We also understand, post listing, the need for companies and shareholders to build long-term relationships and ensure that their interests are aligned at all times. Our team members have worked at the highest levels at both buy and sell-side institutions enabling us to possess a profound knowledge of how the listing and after-market processes work.
Equity markets around the world compete with each other in the same way that their constituent companies do. Regulatory requirements, institutional tax incentives and the laws of supply-and-demand dictate the many significant differences in the criteria to be met for a public listing in any given jurisdiction. Companies seeking liquidity often look internationally to compare and contrast opportunities.
Taking the U.S as an example, historically public equity markets were a lot more accessible to companies seeking liquidity than they are today. Current U.S market structures dictate that there are many private companies selling themselves far too early than would be preferred because the alternative is waiting too long for an IPO. A suitably timed liquidity event such as an IPO allows for business continuity and management to retain their key personnel for the longer term.
States Bridge Capital solves the problem of the waiting time to liquidity by bridging the gap between companies and capital.
Meet the senior team
The success of our firm is based on the quality of our staff, partners, and client relationships
David Hitchcock OBE has worked in the City of London for 27 years and currently runs his own financial consulting business. He spent the last several years firstly as Chairman of Grant Thornton’s UK Banking & Securities Group and secondly as Executive Chairman of Cyrus Investment Management (CIM) which was set up to bring manufacturing back to deprived areas of the UK. Previously he spent 21 years in Investment Banking ending as a Managing Director and Head of Investor Client Management at JPMorgan with responsibility for the bank’s most important client relationships in EMEA.+44 (0) 7917 096 608
Jeremy graduated as an Engineer In 2008 and started his career as a corporate stockbroker specialising in raising finance for resources companies with gold companies a particular focus. Working at Pareto Securities (formerly Ocean Equities), Jeremy was promoted to Head of Trading in 2010 and became a Partner in 2012 working on large equity and bond transactions primarily in the resources and shipping sectors. In 2015, Jeremy founded Smaller Company Capital which listed the first publicly traded Blockchain business. Smaller Company Capital went on to finance and list numerous technology and resources companies. Alongside co-founding States Bridge Capital in 2020, Jeremy holds a number of NED and Chairman positions across a range of sectors.+44 (0) 7970 280 822
Jamie studied Economics and Politics at Loughborough University. He has been an equity salesman for over 25 years and having held positions in three larger investment banks he helped to set up independent investment bank Liberum Capital. Since then, Jamie has also founded the first prenatal and early life insurance company, Future Family. Jamie has also helped to establish The Juggling King rum brand. Jamie enjoys helping companies raise finance for their continued growth and is an avid rugby fanatic.+44 (0) 7712 620 557
Damion has enjoyed a 30 year career in financial markets in the City of London. Starting in stockbroking, he then spent a decade trading financial futures on LIFFE on behalf of NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank before moving back to the stock market and trading U.K equities for companies including Savoy Investment Management, Evolution Securities (now part of Investec) and Liberum. Switching from trading to a more corporate role in 2014, Damion has raised capital for companies intending to IPO on the London Stock Exchange including Levrett Plc, which later became pharmaceutical development company Nuformix, and Netherlands based industrial hemp producer HempFlax International where he also previously served as a non-executive director.+44 (0) 7775 516 745