Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group established in 1878, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading.

We employ 2,800 people, principally in the UK, and are one of the largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

Our activities are straightforward. We remain focused on markets and services we know and understand, developing leading positions and unrivalled expertise. 

Our approach is prudent and considered enabling us to grow sustainably, through all market conditions, building confidence among our depositors and investors. 

Our businesses have remained local as we continue to provide bespoke services, and developing long-term relationships ensuring our success in the future. 

We value our clients over everything else. What they do is important – they are the doers and makers of things, the wealth creators, the investors and the savers. We ensure our services meet their specific needs and invest to support them as they grow. 

These principles, founded in our past but applied to the modern world today, represent what we describe as ‘modern merchant banking’ – values that are embedded in our culture and that underpin everything we do.
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TypePublic
HQLondon, GB
Founded1878
Size (employees)3,114 (est)+6%
Websiteclosebrothers.com
Close Brothers Group was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Close Brothers Group Office Locations

Close Brothers Group has offices in Jersey, Midland, London, Hove and in 16 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
10 Crown Pl
Doncaster, GB
Roman House Roman Road
Hove, GB
Ridgeland House 165 Dyke Road Hove East Sussex
London, GB
10 Exchange Square Primrose Street
London, GB
Wimbledon Bridge House 1 Hartfield Road
London, GB
Cannon Bridge House 25 Dowgate Hill
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Close Brothers Group Financials and Metrics

Close Brothers Group Revenue

Close Brothers Group's revenue was reported to be £911.90 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

911.9 m

Net income (FY, 2017)

190.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

258.6 m

Cash (31-Jul-2017)

805.1 m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

694.6 m692.8 m630.1 m697.3 m694.1 m760 m794.5 m835.3 m843.4 m911.9 m

Revenue growth, %

5%7%1%

EBIT

(65.1 m)(86.5 m)(99.1 m)(109.2 m)(253.7 m)(206.8 m)(232.7 m)(249 m)(333.9 m)(375.2 m)427.9 m(470.7 m)118.4 m88.3 m101 m78.5 m134.9 m163.8 m188.8 m219.9 m228.5 m258.6 m

EBIT margin, %

17%13%16%11%19%22%24%26%27%28%
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

729.5 m1.4 m28 k64 k235 k586 k671 k878 k844 k1.2 m1.3 m1.6 m1.5 m1.7 m452.7 m594.5 m706.8 m935.4 m1.2 b1 b847.4 m805.1 m

Accounts Receivable

23.7 m29.9 m5.2 b5.4 b5.3 b5 b5.1 b5.4 b6 b6.4 b7.3 b7.8 b

Current Assets

1.1 b1.3 b1.6 b1.6 b2.6 b2.7 b3.1 b3.6 b3.7 b4.4 b152 m5.2 b5.4 b5.7 b5.9 b5.8 b6 b6.5 b7.3 b7.6 b8.3 b8.8 b

PP&E

9.2 m111.7 m49.1 m68.5 m20.8 m20.5 m24.7 m23.9 m32.9 m39.9 m4.5 b37.4 m32.6 m41.6 m46.2 m62.2 m75 m89.7 m117 m148.4 m185.8 m202.7 m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

29.4 m37.1 m47.2 m51.8 m97.9 m60.9 m46.6 m52.6 m67.4 m70.8 m112 m136.7 m86.3 m62.2 m68.2 m43.4 m101.4 m121.1 m145.6 m174.5 m186.3 m190.9 m

Cash From Operating Activities

24.1 m42.7 m67.2 m117.3 m238.1 m29.6 m51.3 m113.9 m521.5 m480.9 m(168.8 m)(135.1 m)67.9 m63.4 m179.9 m339.6 m(18 m)(18.8 m)120 m

Dividends Paid

12.1 m14.6 m17.6 m20.8 m33.4 m35 m36.4 m37.3 m38.5 m40.9 m42.5 m92.7 m55.2 m55.5 m55.7 m58.3 m61.5 m67.1 m74.4 m80.3 m85.6 m

Cash From Financing Activities

1.3 m121 k45.8 m32.9 m47.5 m57.1 m1.2 m966 k(20.1 m)(89.7 m)(813.2 m)136.8 m(82.3 m)(86.9 m)(79.8 m)(93.6 m)(111 m)(132.7 m)(138.2 m)
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

301 k

Financial Leverage

7.5 x
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