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London - January 2019

Levantor Capital provides more than $500m of short term customer financing with the support of Investec Bank

Levantor Capital Limited, a London based FinTech that provides short term working capital solutions announced today that it had provided in excess of US$500m in short term financing for its customers. Levantor achieved this working closely with Investec Bank Plc who are their mandated lead arranger.
Levantor’s suite of solutions includes simple and flexible sales and distributor financing structures that seamlessly enable global corporates to grow their sales by extending payment terms to their buyers. Based in London, Levantor was founded by a team of Investment and Commercial bankers.
Levantor’s state of the art technology platform automates and simplifies financing for both borrowers and lenders, and provides access to a wide panel of investors across the world.
The full Investec press release can be read here:
https://www.investec.com/en_gb/welcome-to-investec/press/levantor-capital.html
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London – December 2018

Daniel O’Hanlon joins Levantor Capital as CITO

Levantor Capital Limited, a London based FinTech that provides short term working capital solutions announced today that Daniel O’Hanlon had joined the business as Chief Information and Technology Officer (“CITO”). Daniel was previously CITO at Index Ventures, a leading technology venture capital firm.
“We are extremely pleased that Daniel has decided to join the team at Levantor Capital.” Said Mike Humphreys, Co-Founder of Levantor Capital. “He is an extremely experienced CITO having served many years in this role at one of the leading global technology venture capital firms. We look forward to the extremely positive contribution that he will undoubtedly make to the business.”
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London – October 2018

Levantor Capital joins the International Trade & Forfaiting Association

Levantor Capital joins the International Trade & Forfaiting Association
Levantor Capital Limited, a London based FinTech that provides short term working capital solutions announced today that it had joined the International Trade & Forfaiting Association’s Northern European Regional Committee.
“As a Fintech company operating in the trade finance space we are extremely keen to recognise and help the valuable work of ITFA in supporting the trade finance world.” said Mike Humphreys, Co-Founder of Levantor Capital.
http://itfa.org/regional_committee/northern-european-regional-committee-nerc/
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London – November 2018

Levantor Capital exceeds US$350m of short term customer financing

Levantor Capital Limited, a London based FinTech that provides short term working capital solutions announced today that it had arranged in excess of US$350m in short term financing for its customers. Levantor, working together with their Mandated Lead Arranger, Investec Bank PLC, have grown the short-term financing business rapidly since launch in early 2017 and are on target to have financed over US$500m by year end 2018. They attribute their strong growth in part to the technology platform which automates and simplifies the financing for both borrowers and lenders. Currently accessing a wide panel of banks which provide local and international reach their business continues to grow rapidly as new banks and specialist financiers continue to join.
The team behind Levantor is a mix of seasoned Investment & Trade Finance bankers who bring different perspectives to support their clients.
Tim Young and Mike Humphreys - cofounders of Levantor, remarked, ‘We haven't really seen the trade finance market fully recover from the 2008 financial markets slowdown. The last few years have seen shrinking bank lending, mainly as a result of Basel III implementation and the consequent focus of banks on a narrower product offering and geography, while global trade continues to grow. The unevenness with which liquidity and credit is being allocated into the real economy, across various sectors and geographies, creates frequent opportunities for us to support leading companies in growing their sales’.
Edward Till, Partner at Levantor Capital further elaborated, ‘At Levantor we are focussed on meeting the needs of companies that seek extension of payment terms for their purchases and we have a suite of attractive solutions that can be offered to help them online in real time. We believe our world class platform provides a secure and scalable solution to companies in managing their working capital and liquidity needs as they grow. We have a strong financing panel in place and are in advanced discussions with a number of further banks to join the program and extend our geographic reach.’
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London – October 2018

Levantor Capital joins the International Trade & Forfaiting Association

Levantor Capital Limited, a London based FinTech that provides short term working capital solutions announced today that it had joined the International Trade & Forfaiting Association’s Northern European Regional Committee.
“As a Fintech company operating in the trade finance space we are extremely keen to recognise and help the valuable work of ITFA in supporting the trade finance world.” said Mike Humphreys, Co-Founder of Levantor Capital.
http://itfa.org/regional_committee/northern-european-regional-committee-nerc/
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London – June 2018

Levantor Capital and Rootsquared present at GTDC annual EMEA Summit

Dave Frye, Principal at Levantor Capital, and Peter Ward, CEO of Rootsquared, presented “Channel Cloud Challenges and New Financing Solutions” at the Global Technology Distribution Council’s annual EMEA Summit in Noordwijk, Netherlands.
The transition from traditional hardware and software sales to sales of IT as a service, such as cloud computing, has been a major topic for the past several years at the EMEA Summit, the leading gathering in EMEA of vendors and distributors in the information technology sector.
In the presentation, Ward discussed the challenges this transition poses to the IT industry, particularly related to the shift in payment terms from upfront to monthly over time. Ward also highlighted the opportunities for the channel as cloud adoption by the SME sector increases significantly. Rootsquared’s research concluded that to offer IT as a service successfully, the channel needs a simple proposition for SMEs that offers consolidated billing, bundling multiple IT-as-a-service components, including hardware, cloud and managed services. To do so requires new types of channel finance to cover payment term mismatches and manage customer credit risk.
Frye explained how Levantor Cloud Finance can help the channel grow IT-as-a-service sales. “At Levantor, Cloud Finance is an extension of our Sales Finance offering,” said Frye. “Levantor’s simple solutions help IT vendors and their channel partners enable sales by providing customers the payment terms they need. Cloud Finance is the same concept. Partnering with cloud providers, distributors and managed service providers, we offer financing and credit risk mitigation to enable the channel to access cloud provider discounts for committed subscriptions (e.g., reserved instances) and offer end customers a better deal, i.e., better price for monthly opex billing. Simplicity is key. Our solutions are a sales tool for the channel designed to have minimal impact on the partner’s relationships and contracts with vendors, cloud providers and end customers”

https://gtdc.org/as-cloud-opportunities-grow-so-does-distributions-value/

About Levantor
Levantor Capital is a FinTech that helps vendors, distributors and channel partners enable sales by providing simple, innovative sales finance programs. Via a panel of global and regional banks, led by Investec Bank plc, Levantor’s programs have financed in excess of EUR300 million in sales to date since going live in March 2017.

About Rootsquared
Rootsquared is a consulting company who specialise in combining insight, innovation and expertise to enable change.
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London – March 2018

Levantor Capital at Cloud Expo Europe

Levantor Capital, a London based FinTech today launched their Cloud Finance initiative at Cloud Expo Europe. The Cloud Finance initiative allows Levantor to assist their customers stay ahead of the changing demands of the market. As end users move their I.T. spend away from traditional activities and into the cloud, suppliers must follow suit. The Levantor initiative allows suppliers to offer financing on both tangible and intangible assets.
“We believe this solution to be unique to the current marketplace. It will give suppliers a strong competitive advantage by allowing them to finance cloud and licence spend along with the more traditional tangible assets.” said Nigel Bottrill, Partner at Levantor.

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London— Jan 2018

Levantor Capital announces strategic hire – Nigel Bottrill joins from Citi

Levantor Capital is pleased to announce the arrival of Nigel Bottrill, who was the Global Head of Sales Finance Origination at Citi.
“Nigel has over 25 years of experience in International Trade and brings a wealth of knowledge specifically in Sales Finance .” said Mike Humphreys, co-founder of Levantor Capital. “Nigel has a long track record working with a wide range of clients selling around the globe and building tailor-made solutions which complement Levantors unique proposition.”
Nigel Bottrill noted, “I am very excited to be joining such a dynamic and flexible proven business. The team have such a wide breath of experience and Levantor offers a great opportunity to work with Sellers across a broad market with an extensive investor based. The Levantor platform provides market reach for clients looking to increase their sales and support their market position.”
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London— June 2017

Levantor Capital announces strategic hire – Dave Frye joins from Citi

Levantor Capital is pleased to announce the arrival of Dave Frye, who joined from Citi in London where he headed EMEA Sales Finance
“Dave significantly strengthens Levantor’s unique Sales Finance proposition, which helps suppliers and their customers enable sales while generating attractive short-term, revolving trade assets for investors,” said Mike Humphreys, co-founder of Levantor Capital. “Dave has a long track record of arranging large-scale programs that make it very easy for major multinationals to offer customers the payment terms they need in order to increase sales.”
Dave Frye noted, “I am very excited to join Levantor. Its innovative platform allows us to offer the benefits of sales finance to a broad global market and to provide at scale the type of short-term assets that many investors are seeking.”
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London - March 2017

Levantor Capital goes live

Levantor Capital, a London based FinTech that provides innovative short term working capital solutions announced today that it had gone live with its first customer financing program for a large multinational I.T. manufacturer. Levantor helps suppliers increase sales by providing simple, flexible financing for their buyers. Levantor pays the supplier directly on the buyer’s behalf. The buyer repays Levantor later thereby allowing them to finance inventory or extended payment terms offered to their customers. The process is highly automated via a bespoke financing platform that is both simple to use and robust.
Mike Humphreys and Tim Young, co-founders of Levantor said “We are pleased to have begun actively financing sales for our first manufacturer. The simplicity of our financing platform combined with a strong panel of financiers put us in an extremely strong position and allowed us to win this mandate against established competitors.”

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London - June 2016

Levantor Capital announces strategic hire – Edward Till joins from HSBC

Levantor Capital is pleased to announce the arrival of Edward Till, who will work alongside Levantor’s two founders, Mike Humphreys and Tim Young.
“I am excited to be joining an innovative FinTech and look forward to contributing to the company’s forthcoming business launch” said Edward Till, who was previously the Global Receivables Finance Product Head at HSBC.
“We are delighted to have Edward join the team,” said Mike Humphreys, co-founder of Levantor Capital, “he brings considerable trade and receivables finance experience, complementing the team’s existing capital markets expertise.”
Founded in 2015, Levantor Capital provides innovative sales finance solutions with a focus on the technology sector.

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