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.
This change follows on from Allia’s acquisition of a majority stake in London-based fixed income broker City & Continental at the beginning of the year. The rebrand has provided a platform to unite the two brands – both in terms of name and in reflecting the evolution of the service offerings.
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.
Allia C&C will also continue to operate the Scottish Charitable Bond programme, run in partnership with Scottish Government, which provides unique finance for Scottish housing associations to develop affordable housing.
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 provides an overview of the company for both borrowers and investors, with further information being added over the coming months.