We operate in a highly competitive market featuring rapid change, mounting cost pressures and a diverse range of players. With our distinctive strengths and integrated approach, we are uniquely positioned to grow and succeed in the market.
Over a number of years, we have built a strong relationship with both the major shareholders and the management team of Klarna – a Swedish-based global payments and banking provider. This relationship, alongside our insights into the private fund raising market, ensured we were the natural partner for Klarna to select ahead of their latest fundraising transaction.
We were able to leverage our global network of growth-orientated investors and secure $460m of capital at a valuation of $5.4bn – ranking Klarna as one of the largest private fintech businesses globally.
This transaction demonstrates our commitment to building a highly credible private markets business capable of executing transactions outside our traditional UK market.
To develop the next generation of talented leaders across the business we make sure we have sustained investment and focus. Over the last three years we have hired a total of 26 graduates, representing a significant investment in the future of our business. Many of these graduates were participants on our successful summer internship programmes which provide an excellent opportunity for us to identify talented individuals aligned with our culture and values. Diversity continues to be an important aspect of our graduate hiring initiative as we aim to increase the breadth of experience and backgrounds contributing to the future of Numis.