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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Employee Rating

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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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Key People/Management at Close Brothers Group

Sophie Gillingham

Sophie Gillingham

Group Head of Marketing and Communications
Matt Bullivant

Matt Bullivant

Investor Relations Manager
Liya Dashkina

Liya Dashkina

Investor Relations Manager
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Close Brothers Group Office Locations

Close Brothers Group has offices in London, Stretford, Sheffield, Northamptonshire 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
Cannon Bridge House 25 Dowgate Hill
London, GB
Wimbledon Bridge House 1 Hartfield Road
London, GB
10 Exchange Square Primrose Street
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Close Brothers Group Financials and Metrics

Close Brothers Group Revenue

Close Brothers Group's revenue was reported to be £1.10 b in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

1.1b

Net income (FY, 2018)

204.2m

Cash (31-Jul-2018)

1.1b
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

694.6m692.8m630.1m697.3m694.1m760.0m794.5m835.3m843.4m1.0b1.1b

Revenue growth, %

5%7%1%

EBIT

(65.1m)(86.5m)(99.1m)(109.2m)(253.7m)(206.8m)(232.7m)(249.0m)(333.9m)(375.2m)427.9m(470.7m)118.4m88.3m101.0m78.5m134.9m163.8m188.8m219.9m228.5m258.6m

EBIT margin, %

17%13%16%11%19%22%24%26%27%25%
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

729.5m1.4m28.0k64.0k235.0k586.0k671.0k878.0k844.0k1.2m1.3m1.6m1.5m1.7m452.7m594.5m706.8m935.4m1.2b1.0b847.4m805.1m1.1b

Accounts Receivable

23.7m29.9m5.2b5.4b5.3b5.0b5.1b5.4b6.0b6.4b7.3b7.8b8.4b

Current Assets

1.1b1.3b1.6b1.6b2.6b2.7b3.1b3.6b3.7b4.4b152.0m5.2b5.4b5.7b5.9b5.8b6.0b6.5b7.3b7.6b8.3b8.8b9.7b

PP&E

9.2m111.7m49.1m68.5m20.8m20.5m24.7m23.9m32.9m39.9m4.5b37.4m32.6m41.6m46.2m62.2m75.0m89.7m117.0m148.4m185.8m202.7m226.1m
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

29.4m37.1m47.2m51.8m97.9m60.9m46.6m52.6m67.4m70.8m112.0m136.7m86.3m62.2m68.2m43.4m101.4m121.1m145.6m174.5m186.3m193.7m204.2m

Cash From Operating Activities

24.1m42.7m67.2m117.3m238.1m29.6m51.3m113.9m521.5m480.9m(168.8m)(135.1m)67.9m63.4m179.9m339.6m(18.0m)(18.8m)120.0m306.0m

Dividends Paid

12.1m14.6m17.6m20.8m33.4m35.0m36.4m37.3m38.5m40.9m42.5m92.7m55.2m55.5m55.7m58.3m61.5m67.1m74.4m80.3m85.6m91.0m

Cash From Financing Activities

1.3m121.0k45.8m32.9m47.5m57.1m1.2m966.0k(20.1m)(89.7m)(813.2m)136.8m(82.3m)(86.9m)(79.8m)(93.6m)(111.0m)(132.7m)(138.2m)130.8m
GBPY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

353.5k

Financial Leverage

7.6 x
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Close Brothers Group Company Life and Culture

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Close Brothers Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Close Brothers Group founded?

    Close Brothers Group was founded in 1878.

  • Who are Close Brothers Group key executives?

    Close Brothers Group's key executives are Sophie Gillingham, Matt Bullivant and Liya Dashkina.

  • How many employees does Close Brothers Group have?

    Close Brothers Group has 3,114 employees.

  • What is Close Brothers Group revenue?

    Latest Close Brothers Group annual revenue is £1.1 b.

  • What is Close Brothers Group revenue per employee?

    Latest Close Brothers Group revenue per employee is £353.5 k.

  • Who are Close Brothers Group competitors?

    Competitors of Close Brothers Group include Banca Finnat Euramerica, Banca Sistema and N+1 Singer.

  • Where is Close Brothers Group headquarters?

    Close Brothers Group headquarters is located at 10 Crown Pl, London.

  • Where are Close Brothers Group offices?

    Close Brothers Group has offices in London, Stretford, Sheffield, Northamptonshire and in 16 other locations.

  • How many offices does Close Brothers Group have?

    Close Brothers Group has 23 offices.