据悉，Funding Circle将于今年春季与一系列投行进行接洽，为后期上市做好准备。目前，Funding Circle部分现有投资人认为，该公司的估值应该可以达到20亿英镑。
UK P2P lender Funding Circle is reportedly lining up advisors for a bumper ￡1 billion-plus stock market flotation. Sky News has learnt that the company has told investment banks that it will hold a beauty parade towards the end of the first quarter of 2018, with a listing possible as soon as the late autumn.
Launched in 2010, Funding Circle has advanced more than ￡5 billion in loans to borrowers over the past seven years. It has lent more than ￡1.7bn this year, with the US and Continental Europe showing rapid expansion.
The company, which has struck distribution deals with Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, raised ￡82 million in January last year earning it a prized Unicorn status among top London fintech firms.
According to Sky News sources, a syndicate of investment banks is expected to be hired by the spring to steer the flotation, with some existing investors believing the company could be worth as much as ￡2bn.