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英国P2P货币兑换平台WeSwap取消IPO计划

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英国P2P货币兑换平台WeSwap取消IPO计划

近日,英国P2P货币兑换平台WeSwap宣布取消在伦敦替代投资市场(Alternative Investment Market,简称AIM)的上市计划。

据悉,WeSwap原定于本月公开上市,计划融资1500万至2000万英镑,目标市值4500万英镑。该公司计划利用这笔资金开拓更多新产品(如旅游保险、商务旅行、增值税退税和旅游相关贷款等),并为拓展至欧洲和亚洲市场做准备。

然而,由于市场对WeSwap的前景规划反响平平,上市融资也只能不了了之。

据了解,WeSwap计划继续等待,并于2019年第一季度再次评估上市可能。

此前,WeSwap曾先后从IW Capital、EC1 Capital和Ascot Capital等投资者那里筹集了2000多万英镑的风投资金。此外,WeSwap还在2016年通过Seedrs众筹平台成功融资300多万英镑。

今年10月,英国P2P借贷平台Funding Circle成功登陆伦敦证交所。然而,上市首日Funding Circle股价就遭受重创,相比发行价下跌24%。

这一消息引发了市场对伦敦上市金融科技公司未来的质疑。

虽然多位伦敦金融城机构高管此前否认Funding Circle的表现在一定程度上反应了市场情绪。但一位伦敦金融科技投资者仍然认为,WeSwap的上市恐怕胜算并不大。

 

 

 

Peer-to-peer currency exchange platform WeSwap has scrapped plans to list on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) this month, after investor interest fell flat.

Sources told City A.M. that the initial public offering, which had been mooted for a December launch, had failed to garner sufficient attention in what was promised to be a relatively small raise for the market.

The UK fintech startup was aiming to raise between £15m and £20m, taking its market capitalisation to around £45m. Aside from providing Weswap with the prestige of going public, the float was intended to fund expansion into the European and Asian markets.

A company spokesperson confirmed the move to City A.M., adding that the startup will revisit the plans in the first quarter of 2019. The company citied political uncertainty for its decision.

Weswap’s listing was set to go live in the wake of London peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle’s offering in October. Shares in the fintech firm took a hammering on its first day of trading on the London Stock Exchange, falling at one point more than 24 per cent below the initial target price of 440p.

Funding Circle's share price has since recovered somewhat, though it closed today at 380p.

The news raises questions about the future of fintech firms on London’s public markets. While several City senior executives have previously denied Funding Circle’s lacklustre listing was indicative of wider market sentiment, one London fintech investor said WeSwap’s listing was always “a long shot”.

Weswap said at the time of announcing its intention to list that it was hoping to develop new products with the funds, such as travel insurance, business travel, VAT reclaim and travel-related money lending.

The startup has raised more than £20m of venture capital funding to date, from investors such as IW Capital, EC1 Capital and Ascot Capital. It also raised over £3m in a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs in 2016.

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