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

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.