Allia Impact Finance has today announced a new name, logo and website as part of its rebranding initiative. It is now known as Allia C&C – part of the overall Allia group.
The combined entity will specialise in sourcing and distributing socially responsible investments – along with offering a complete spectrum of debt advice to charities and social enterprises on business planning, financial sustainability and funding through bank loans, bonds and private placements.
Allia C&C will continue to manage the marketing of the Retail Charity Bond platform to prospective charity borrowers along with the introduction to the issuing vehicle, Retail Charity Bonds plc. The platform enables charities to raise finance through bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Adrian Bell, Chief Executive, said: “This rename and rebrand represents a significant step in our journey. It joins together the two businesses of Allia and City & Continental, of which both names are well-respected within their markets. Becoming Allia C&C enables us to move forward with our plans to become the leading expert in socially responsible finance – for both ethical investors and charities or impact ventures who need to raise finance.”
The new website (alliacc.com) provides an overview of the company for both borrowers and investors, with further information being added over the coming months.
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About Allia Impact Finance (now Allia C&C)
Allia Impact Finance supports established charities and impact businesses with advice and a wide range of funding alternatives. The team has extensive experience in advising and arranging finance across sectors including housing, care and education – enabling borrowers to raise capital in order to grow and deliver greater social impact.
Allia Impact Finance created the ground-breaking Retail Charity Bonds platform in 2014 to enable charitable organisations to raise debt finance through bonds listed on London Stock Exchange. It also developed the Scottish Charitable Bond programme for the Scottish Government - providing easy access to unique funding for Scottish housing associations to stimulate the development of affordable housing.
Allia Impact Finance is part of Allia, a charity that supports impact ventures who are driving positive change and addressing local and global challenges. Allia is a pioneer in impact finance, having launched its first bond to tackle unemployment in 1999. Allia also provides innovation and incubation space for impact ventures through its Future Business Centres in Cambridge, Peterborough and East London, and supports ventures to start up and scale through its business support programmes.
About City & Continental (C&C)
City & Continental Ltd is an established institutional fixed income broker based in London, serving institutions across both primary and secondary markets. Originally founded in 1999 by traders from Salomon Brothers and Bank of America, City & Continental has built up a reputation as a specialist in illiquid and distressed debt, as well as the conventional bond markets.
Hazel Izzett – Brand, Marketing & Communications Manager