The Firm’s history dates back at least to the late-18th Century. KBR is believed to be London’s oldest, independent stock exchange business. It specialises in corporate finance advice, corporate broking and capital-raising for corporate clients; and ensuring institutional investors are regularly and fully informed about the client companies in which they hold, or might acquire, interests.
In a world of conflicted interests, short-termism and failures in compliance, KBR puts its clients first in order to build long-term relationships. Everything we do is with our clients’ best interests in mind. We operate on a “partnership” model and can focus exclusively on our clients without external distractions.
Our clientèle consists mainly of smaller- to medium-sized quoted companies, private companies and businesses considering the transition from the private to the public interest arenas, although we also act as London stockbroker to larger multinational companies based overseas. KBR does not offer retail stockbroking services to private clients although it has special relationships with select larger private client firms to whom clients (e. g. the directors of our corporate clients) may be introduced, should they require public market execution or advisory investment broking services across any of the London or overseas stock markets.
KBR draws on the extensive experience of its team of analysts and executives. We believe that our analysts are the antithesis of the City’s much-derided ‘teenage scribblers’; they have a real ‘feel’ for how their industries work and for what makes for corporate clients’ financial success.
The team that we have assembled possesses, collectively, extensive knowledge of the markets in which we operate, gathered through many years’ experience at a wide range of other City and overseas institutions. We have a keen understanding of how London’s principal markets of the London Stock Exchange, AIM, and NEX Exchange work; and how they can best be harnessed to serve our clients’ needs.
The executive team also has experience of listings on securities trading platforms and exchanges in Europe and elsewhere. We are conscious that our compliance standards need to be beyond reproach and continuously upheld; to this end we devote considerable resources to ensuring that KBR meets all the regulatory standards required of it, especially through our proactive relationships with our statutory regulator, the FCA, the exchange regulators and the Takeover Panel.