Strategic Investment

Braemar Shipping Services plc (‘Braemar’ the ‘Company’ or the ‘Group’), a leading international
provider of shipbroking, financial advisory, logistics and engineering services principally to the
shipping and energy industries is pleased to announce a new strategic investment in Zuma Labs, a
cutting edge software development company operating in the shipbroking and trading technology

Since early 2020, Zuma Labs has been working closely with Braemar's Shipbroking (Braemar ACM
Shipbroking) and Dry Freight derivatives (Braemar Atlantic Securities) businesses to develop and
integrate cutting edge technology and data platforms. Led by former trader and shipping technologist
Chase Bennett, Zuma is staffed by experienced fintech engineers and data scientists. Zuma, which is
majority owned by Fractal Technologies Limited, will enable these two businesses to better navigate
and harness the technology trends of the coming years. Combined with Braemar’s leading market
presence, this partnership will support Braemar’s ability to continue to provide the innovative and high
quality client services on which Braemar’s brand is built.

By elevating technology throughout its operations, Braemar aims to maximise the value-add of its
services to its customers. With new, bespoke tools tailored to the demanding needs of the Group’s
shipbroking and derivatives broking businesses and their customers, Braemar aspires to help launch
a new era of efficiency and transparency in the maritime space.

Zuma Labs looks to provide inventive solutions to critical problems in systemically important
industries. The core product offering, Venetian, is a web-based platform for OTC physical and
derivatives markets. Venetian streamlines the entire broking process from quote to clearing,
eliminating bottlenecks, and empowering brokers to spend more time on closing deals.  By
streamlining core processes, Venetian channels vast amounts of previously unutilized data into
industry-first offerings, yielding new revenue streams and dominant market positioning.

For further information, contact:

Braemar Shipping Services Plc
Ron Series, Executive Chairman
Nick Stone, Finance Director
Peter Mason, Company Secretary

Tel +44 (0) 20 3142 4100

Matt Goode/ James Thompson/ Kate Washington Tel +44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Charles Ryland / Stephanie Watson / Matilda Abraham Tel +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Zuma Labs
Chase Bennett Tel +44 (0) 7375 614 776
[email protected]

Notes to Editors:

About Braemar Shipping Services Plc

Braemar Shipping Services Plc is a leading international provider of shipbroking, financial advisory,
logistics and engineering services principally to the shipping and energy industries.  Founded in 1972,

Braemar employs approximately 530 people in 28 offices worldwide across its Shipbroking, Financial,
Logistics and Engineering divisions.  Braemar joined the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in
November 1997 and trades under the symbol BMS.

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