Our story

Manolete has expanded rapidly since 2009 to become the dominant insolvency litigation finance company in the UK. Here are our highlights.

2009
  • 2009
    June Manolete Partners LLP founded by CEO Steven Cooklin, backed by Mike Faulkner (CEO of River and Mercantile PLC)

    Manolete Partners LLP founded by CEO Steven Cooklin, backed by Mike Faulkner (CEO of River and Mercantile PLC)
    August Manolete secure first case

    Manolete secure first case
  • 2010
    September First team member recruited

    First team member recruited
  • 2011
    January First ten cases financed

    First ten cases financed
  • 2012
    October Jon Moulton invests in Manolete for the first time

    Jon Moulton invests in Manolete for the first time
  • 2013
    November 50th case signed

    50th case signed
  • 2014
    March Mena Halton joins as Head of Legal

    Mena Halton joins as Head of Legal
  • 2015
    March 100th case signed

    100th case signed
    March Jon Moulton supports a second round of investment

    Jon Moulton supports a second round of investment
    October Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act effective - allows Manolete to buy all Office Holder claims

    Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act effective - allows Manolete to buy all Office Holder claims
  • 2016
    April Jackson Reforms apply to UK Insolvency Litigation

    Jackson Reforms apply to UK Insolvency Litigation
    July Manolete wins in Supreme Court v Hastings Borough Council

    Manolete wins in Supreme Court v Hastings Borough Council
    September 150th case signed

    150th case signed
    November Manolete wins inaugural TRI award ‘Insolvency Litigation Funder of the Year’

    Manolete wins inaugural TRI award ‘Insolvency Litigation Funder of the Year’
  • 2017
    August Stephen Baister joins Manolete as Senior Adviser

    Stephen Baister joins Manolete as Senior Adviser
    November Retains TRI award ‘Insolvency Litigation Funder of the Year’

    Retains TRI award ‘Insolvency Litigation Funder of the Year’
    December 200th case signed

    200th case signed
  • 2018
    May Manolete opens first regional centre in Manchester

    Manolete opens first regional centre in Manchester
    May Manolete headline sponsor of R3 Annual Conference

    Manolete headline sponsor of R3 Annual Conference
    September 250th case signed

    250th case signed
    December HSBC extends credit facility to £20m

    HSBC extends credit facility to £20m
    December 2018 - Admission to London Stock Exchange (AIM)

    2018 - Admission to London Stock Exchange (AIM)
    December Peter Bertram appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Manolete

    Peter Bertram appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Manolete
    December Stephen Baister and Lee Manning appointed as NEDs to the board of Manolete

    Stephen Baister and Lee Manning appointed as NEDs to the board of Manolete
    December Manolete opens regional centre in South West & Wales

    Manolete opens regional centre in South West & Wales
    December Manolete signs three year strategic partnerships with R3 and ICAEW

    Manolete signs three year strategic partnerships with R3 and ICAEW
  • 2019
    May Manolete agrees strategic partnership with IPA

    Manolete agrees strategic partnership with IPA
    May Manolete opens four regional centres, North East, Southern, Eastern and Scotland

    Manolete opens four regional centres, North East, Southern, Eastern and Scotland
    October Manolete opens regional centre in the Midlands

    Manolete opens regional centre in the Midlands