BEHIND THE DEAL
Fred Walsh – Panmure Gordon
- This marks a first float in August – known as a quiet month for IPOs – for Panmure’s head of TMT investment banking.
- The 39-year-old plays rugby for Old Haileyburians RFC (despite having a formal policy of not training with the team) and is also on Panmure’s cricket team.
- Walsh and his team first came across LoopUp because Panmure is a client of the service. Walsh said: “I think it was helpful the fact that our team had actually used the product and could say: ‘Look, we’re clients of yours, we use the product, we think if people do use it then they’ll realise how good it is.’ And interestingly, some of the fund managers that they saw on their roadshow have actually been signed up to start using the product.”