JP Jenkins is pleased to announce that its collaborative partner Primary Markets has merged with US based Linqto.
Linqto is a substantial source of investors and private companies to discover access and engage and transact investments in private shares. Representing one of the largest investor networks in the world, Linqto provides circa 100,000 accredited investors access to deal flow across many diverse sectors in 26 countries.
Newly acquired Primary Markets and Linqto have complimentary experiences having both built very successful and innovative revenue generating unquoted trading platforms. Together they provide unprecedented depth and technology to sophisticated investors to invest and trade in private/unlisted securities, creating visibility and transparency to an otherwise opaque market. Both entities operate complimentary networks which aim to deliver best-in-class outcomes for both shareholder and funding for companies.
The second market is becoming larger and larger as start-ups and scale-ups are staying private longer, leaving employee option holders with substantial sums in untapped compensation in the form of company equity.
This is where Secondary Markets like J P Jenkins come in. Employees or early stage investors who are stuck without a liquidity solution until an IPO, can sell their company shares on the private market to new investors who want exposure to fast growth companies, thereby cashing in on part of their equity.
Those companies are finding it increasingly strategic to stay private longer so have started working with secondary market platforms.
The buyer pool is increasing too Usually the participants are business angels and high net worth investors. But increasingly banks, institutions, private equity and family offices see no reason to wait until shares are trading on public markets at a higher valuation.