Sector: Non-Bank SME Lending

Capability: Strategy

Service: Corporate Development

Situation: The CEO of the business sought to establish whether an analytical by-product of a key element of the lending decision making process had market value. And if it had market value, whether it could form the basis of a commercial partnership to help drive additional brand awareness and reciprocity into the business.

Impact: The Laeceum team undertook soft market sounding to validate the hypothesis before developing and executing a three stage competitive process. This culminated in a preferred bidder being selected from a pool of over 10 professional services firms including a big 4 and top 10 accounting firms. Laeceum negotiated on behalf of ThinCats to structure and execute a 12 month partnership agreement.



The Managing Director of Marketing, Business and Development and Communications sought to build a market leading data asset that would help provide a forward view on companies that were at risk of facing elevated levels of distress.

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Laeceum Life

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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2023 Year End Review

As we usher in our seventh year since launch in 2018, we look back at the past year with immense pride. This year was one that saw us build on the already high highs of 2022 with some exceptional successes both in terms of impact for clients but also in terms of our talent pool.

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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.