We make strategy happen

We provide strategic advice to corporates, financial sponsors, fintechs, family offices and entrepreneurs

Raison d'etre

Laeceum was founded in 2017 and launched in 2018 with a mission to invert the traditional advisory and consulting model and to redress the historical risk/reward mismatch between client and advisor.

We believe clients deserve better.

Our Principles

Our principles underpin everything we do for our clients. We choose our engagements carefully based on the speed and durability of impact we can deliver to our clients. Our six principles drive everything we do from the minutest level of financial analysis to presenting our recommendations in the boardroom.

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The client's best interests govern every action no matter how seemingly trivial

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Dissent drives better analysis which drives better decisions

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Question everything as long as it's the right question

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Transparency and honesty at every step of the way even if it reveals unpalatable truths

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Embrace collegiality and teamwork as a catalyst for change and innovation

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Temper intellectual curiosity with real-world pragmatism

1 »

The client's best interests govern every action no matter how seemingly trivial

2 »

Transparency and honesty at every step of the way even if it reveals unpalatable truths

3 »

Dissent drives better analysis which drives better decisions

4 »

Embrace collegiality and teamwork as a catalyst for change and innovation

5 »

Question everything as long as it's the right question

6 »

Temper intellectual curiosity with real-world pragmatism

Our Promise

We are inherently sceptical about the value proposition of the classic client/adviser relationship . We know because everyone at Laeceum has been both advisor and client during their professional careers.

For this reason, we only allow our clients to pay us once they are unreservedly happy.

Our promise means that Laeceum bears all the risk until the end of the engagement. This ensures everyone’s interests are fully aligned and by keeping our skin in the game, our clients can rest assured that we will always do the right thing by them.

Laeceum Life

Cambridge in London

On 23 April 2024, Founder and Managing Director of Laeceum Ravi Chauhan and part-time Analyst Emma Ford were invited to attend the inaugural ‘Cambridge in London.’ The event focused on entrepreneurship and innovation within the biotech cybersecurity, waste resources and software sectors.

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Inaugural careers fair at Imperial College London

On 22 February 2024, Founder and Managing Director of Laeceum Ravi Chauhan, part-time Analyst Emma Ford and friend of the firm Anjalika Bardalai, spent a few hours meeting a host of lively and curious students during the general spring term careers fair on a very wet Thursday evening.

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Ellie is a part-time Analyst at Laeceum and is currently a third-year undergraduate in Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. 

Ellie has a keen interest in corporate development and plays a lead role in building out Laeceum’s Advisory capability and university outreach and third sector engagement efforts.

Ellie has prior experience as a Consultant at DeHavilland and attended Harvard’s Model United Nations programme.