Ratesetter Raises 5M Funding – Valued at over 30M
Ratesetter has raised 5 million GBP funding in June from existing shareholders, who include Peel Hunt founder Charles Peel, fund manager John Chatfeild-Roberts and Lazard chairman Ken Costa, plus a new Hong Kong-based investor. The founder Peter Behrens and Rhydian Lewis still own an almost 40% stake in the company which in this round had a valuation of more than 30 million GBP. Ratesetter, which aims to fund over 100 million GBP in p2p loans this year, reached break-even in January and will use the new capital to foster further growth.
(Source: Lucy Tobin, London Evening Standard, July 1st 2013)