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2021

JD Sports

February 2021

  • Acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Broker
  • £464m fundraise
  • Sector: Retail
  • FTSE 100 Index

DF Capital

February 2021

  • Nominated Advisor, Sole Broker and Bookrunner
  • £40m fundraise
  • Sector: FIG
  • FTSE Aim Index

Eddie Stobart

January 2021

  • Acts as joint broker in the readmission
  • £16.0m fundraise
  • Sector: Industrial Transportation
  • FTSE AIM All-Share
     

J D Wetherspoon

January 2021

  • Acted as Sole Bookrunner, Financial Adviser and Broker
  • £94m fundraise
  • Sector: Travel & Leisure
  • FTSE 250
     

2020

Alpha

November 2020

  • Appointed as Joint Broker
  • Sector: Support Services
  • FTSE AIM

Ricardo

November 2020

  • Acted as Joint Bookrunner & Broker
  • Sector: Construction & Materials
  • FTSE All-Share

The Restaurant Group plc

October 2020

  • Appointed as Joint Broker
  • Sector: Leisure
  • FTSE SmallCap Index.

ITM Power

October 2020

  • Acted as Nomad, Sole Financial Adviser and Bookrunner
  • £165m fundraise
  • Sector: Alternative Energy
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

Keystone Law

November 2020

  • Appointed as Joint Broker 
  • Sector: Support Services
  • FTSE AIM

Simec Atlantic Energy

August 2020

  • Acted as NOMAD, Sole Broker and Joint Bookrunner
  • £7.5m fundraise
  • Sector: Alternative Energy
  • FTSE All-Share

DF Capital

September 2020

  • Acted as NOMAD and Broker
  • Sector: Finance and Credit Services
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

MJ Hudson

October 2020

  • Appointed as Joint Broker 
  • Sector: Investment Banking and Brokerage Services
  • FTSE All-Share

De La Rue

July 2020

  • Acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Sole Corporate Broker
  • £100m fundraise 
  • Sector: Industrial Support Services
  • FTSE All-Share

Sumo Group

July 2020

  • Acted as Joint Bookrunner
  • £14m secondary fundraise
  • Sector: Leisure Goods
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

XAAR

August 2020

  • Appointed as Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Industrial Engineering

2020

Johnson Service Group PLC

June 2020

  • Acted as Sole Global Coordinator, Sole Bookrunner & Sole Broker
  • £85m fundraise
  • Sector: Support Services
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

Dechra

June 2020

  • Acted as Sole Bookrunner, Sole Broker & NOMAD
  • £140m fundraise
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • FTSE 250

Simec

June 2020

  • Appointed as Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Alternative Energy
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

Constain

May 2020

  • Acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner & Joint Broker
  • £100m fundraise
  • Sector: Construction & Materials
  • FTSE All-Share

Kainos

May 2020

  • Acted as Sole Broker 
  • £15m Blocktrade
  • Sector: Software & Computer Services
  • FTSE 250

Silence Therapeutics

May 2020

  • Appointed as Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

International Workplace Group

May 2020

  • Acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner & Joint Broker
  • £320m fundraise
  • Sector: Support Services
  • FTSE 250

J D Wetherspoon

May 2020

  • Acted as Sole Financial Adviser, Sole Broker & Sole Global Coordinator 
  • £141m fundraise
  • Sector: Travel & Leisure
  • FTSE 250

TRIG

May 2020

  • Acted as Sole Bookrunner, Sole Broker & NOMAD
  • £120m fundraise
  • Sector: Closed End Investments
  • FTSE 250

Hollywood Bowl

April 2020

  • Acted as Sole Bookrunner & Sole Broker
  • £11m fundraise
  • Sector: Travel & Leisure 
  • FTSE All-Share

Bloomsbury

April 2020

  • Acted as Sole Bookrunner
  • £8m fundraise
  • Sector: Media
  • FTSE All-Share

Red T Energy Storage

May 2020

  • Acted as Joint Global Co-ordinator, Joint Bookrunner & Joint Broker
  • £8m fundraise
  • Sector: Electronic & Electrical Equipment 
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

Midwich Group Plc

February 2020

  • Acted as NOMAD, Joint Broker & Joint Bookrunner
  • £40M fundraise
  • Sector: Industrial Support Services
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

Blue Prism

April 2020

  • Acted as Sole Bookrunner, Sole Broker & NOMAD
  • £100M fundraise
  • Sector: Software & Computer Services
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

IMI mobile

April 2020

  • Acted as NOMAD, Joint Bookrunner & Joint Broker
  • £20m placing to fund the acquisition of 3C Interactive
  • Sector: Technology
  • FTSE AIM 100 Index

GCP Asset Based Income

January 2020

  • Appointed as Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Closed End Investments
  • FTSE All-Share

TBC Bank

January 2020

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Banks
  • FTSE 250

Consort Medical

February 2020

  • Appointed at Sole Corporate Broker
  • £505m takeover by Recipherm 
  • Sector: Healthcare

Morgan Advanced Materials

January 2020

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Electronic & Electrical Equipment 
  • FTSE 250

Blancco Technology Group

January 2020

  • Acted as NOMAD & Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Software & Computer Services
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

2019

Chesnara

December 2019

  • Acted as Joint Financial Adviser & Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Life Insurance
  • FTSE All-Share

Integrated Diagnostic Holdings

December 2019

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Medical Equipment & Services

Accsys

December 2019

  • Acted as Joint Financial Adviser, Joint Bookrunner & Joint Underwriter
  • €46M fundraise
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

LCM

November 2019

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Investment Banking and Brokerage Services
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

Rameda

December 2019
  • Acted as Joint Global Coordinator & Joint Bookrunner
  • £180m EGX IPO
  • Sector: Healthcare

DBAY Advisors

December 2019

  • Acted as Financial Adviser
  • £55m cash injection into Eddie Stobart
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

Stride

October 2019

  • Acted as Financial Adviser on its sale to Rank Group 
  • Stride is an online gaming company, focussed on the real-money bingo and casino verticals.
  • Sector: Technology

Polar Capital

November 2019
  • Appointed as Sole Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Investment Banking and Brokerage Services
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

Seplat

November 2019

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • £382m acquisition of Eland Oil & Gas
  • Sector: Oil, Gas & Coal

easyHotel.com

October 2019

  • Acted as Rule 3 Financial Advisor, NOMAD & Broker
  • £138.7m takeover by Ivanhoe Cambridge and ICAMAP
  • Sector: Leisure

ITM Power plc

October 2019

  • Acted as Nominated Adviser, Financial Adviser & Broker
  • Sector: Alternative Energy
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

Churchill

August 2019

  • Acted as Nominated Adviser & Sole Broker 
  • Sector: Household Goods & Home Construction
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

ITE

July 2019 

  • Acted as Sponsor, Joint Underwriter, Joint Bbookrunner & Joint Broker
  • £265m rights issue
  • Sector: Technology 

Yew Grove REIT plc

August 2019

  • Acted as Joint Broker & Bookrunner
  • Sector: Real Estate Investment Trusts

KCOM

July 2019

  • Acted as Joint Financial Advisor & Joint Broker
  • £627m takeover by Macquarie
  • Sector: Technology

 

 

Watches of Switzerland

June 2019 

  • Acted as Joint Bookrunner
  • £242m fundraise
  • Sector: Personal Goods
  • FTSE 250

First Derivatives plc

July 2019

  • Acted as NOMAD & Joint Broker
  • £48m secondary sell-down for CEO
  • Sector: Technology

Ophir Energy plc

June 2019

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker 
  • £408.4 million recommended takeover by PT Medco Energi Global PTE Ltd

 

Accsys

May 2019 

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Construction and Materials
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

Aptitude Software

June 2019

  • Acted as Financial Adviser, Sponsor & Broker
  • Sector: Software and Computer Services
  • FTSE All-Share

MPac

May 2019

  • Acted as Financial Adviser
  • Sector: Industrial Engineering
  • FTSE AIM All-Share

 

Entertainment one

April 2019 

  • Acted as Broker & Bookrunner
  • £130m placing to part fund the £178m acquisition of Audio Network
  • Sector: Media

Killer Ink

April 2019

  • Acted as Financial Adviser

Ceres Power

April 2019

  • Acted as NOMAD & Joint Corporate Broker
  • Sector: Alternative Energy
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

 

 

JP Morgan

January 2019 

  • Acted as Corporate Broker to JPMorgan’s Japanese Investment Trust 
  • Sector: Investment Banking and Brokerage Services

GB Group plc

February 2019

  • Acted as Joint Bookrunner
  • £160m fundraise
  • Sector: Software & Computer Services
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

Blue Prism

January 2019 

  • Acted as Financial Adviser, Nominated Adviser, Sole Broker & Sole Bookrunner
  • £100m fundraise 
  • Sector: Software & Computer Services
  • FTSE AIM UK 50 Index

2018

Smithson Investment Trust plc

October 2018 

  • £822.5m Main Market IPO
  • Sole Sponsor, Bookrunner, Broker and Intermediaries Offer Adviser

ASA

November 2018

  • ASAI is one of the world’s largest and most profitable international microfinance institutions
  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker 

Craneware

August 2018  

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker
  • Craneware plc is the leader in automated Value Cycle solutions that help US healthcare providers improve margins, so they can invest in quality patient outcomes

The Works

July 2018

  • £100m Main Market IPO
  • Sole Sponsor, Financial Adviser, Bookrunner and Broker 

SDL

July 2018

  • Joint Broker and Bookrunner
  • $77.5m acquisition of Donnelley Language Solutions

ASA

July 2018

  • Joint Bookrunner
  • £313m Main Market IPO

 

ITE

July 2018

  • Sponsor, Financial Adviser, Joint Broker and Lead Underwriter
  • £300m acquisition of Ascentials Plc's exhibition business and associated £265m rights issue

Yew Grove REIT plc

June 2018

  • €75 AIM and ESM IPO
  • Financial Adviser, Sole Bookrunner, ESM Advisor and NOMAD
  • Sole Coporate Broker post IPO 

Zotefoams

May 2018

  • Sole Financial Adviser, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Corporate Broker
  • Equity placing raising £20.6 million

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Melrose

April 2018

  • Sole Corporate Broker and Joint Sponsor
  • £8.1bn hostile offer for GKN plc

 

 

GVC Holdings

March 2018
  • Sole Sponsor and Corporate Broker
  • Investec helped GVC with its £3.2bn takeover of Ladbrokes Coral

 

Booker Group

March 2018

  • Joint Corporate Broker
  • £4bn merger with Tesco

Cineworld

March 2018

  • Sole Sponsor, Joint Underwriter, Joint Corporate Broker
  • Fully underwritten £1.7bn rights issue to part fund the acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group for an implied Enterprise Value of  $5.8bn

 

 

EVR Holdings

March 2018

  • Appointed as NOMAD and Sole Corporate Broker
  • EVR, through its subsidiary MelodyVR, is the leading creator of virtual reality music content - £200m market cap

SANNE

February 2018

  • Sole Financial Adviser 
  • Investec advised Sanne on its purchase of Luxembourg Investment Solutions

Dechra

February 2018

  • Sole Financial Adviser, Broker and Sponsor
  • €340m Class 1 acquisition of AST Farma B.V. and Le Vet Beheer B.V. and an associated £105m fundraising

 

 

easyHotel

February 2018

  • NOMAD and Sole Broker
  • £50m placing to fund the acceleration of the Group's owned hotel roll-out strategy

Entertainment One

February 2018

  • Joint Broker and Bookrunner
  • $75m (£53m) placing to part fund the $209m acquisition of the 49% stake in the Mark Gordon Company they do not already own

GMS

January 2018

  • Appointed as Joint Corporate Broker 
  • Gulf Marine Services is the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels in the world - £154m market cap 

Blueprism

January 2018

  • NOMAD, Sole Financial Adviser, Broker and Bookrunner
  • £70m placing

Servelec Group

January 2018

  • Rule 3 Financial Adviser and Corporate Broker 
  • £224m recommended takeover by Montagu Private Equity LLP

 

2017

Ultra Electronics

July 2017

  • £137m placing to part fund the $235m acquisition of Sparton Corporation
  • Sole Sponsor, bookrunner, broker and underwriter

Exova

June 2017

  • £620m takeover by Element Material Technology
  • Rule 3 financial adviser

Lamprell

June 2017

  • $140m investment in joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Sole financial adviser

Fever-tree

May 2017

  • £73m placing
  • Nomad, sole bookrunner and broker

GMS

May 2017

  • £38m placing
  • Joint bookrunner

Eagle Eye

May 2017

  • £6m placing
  • Nomad, sole bookrunner and broker

IGas Energy

April 2017

  • Capital restructuring and associated $55m equity raise
  • Joint financial adviser, broker and bookrunner

Harworth Estates

March 2017

  • £28m placing 
  • Joint bookrunner and joint broker

Sportech

March 2017

  • £83m Class 1 disposal of the Football Pools and £20m tender offer
  • Sponsor, financial adviser and broker

Medica Group

March 2017

  • £150m Main Market IPO
  • Sponsor, financial adviser, bookrunner and broker

Dee Valley Group

February 2017

  • £84m recommended offer by Severn Trent
  • Rule 3 financial adviser

Purple Bricks

February 2017

  • £50m placing to fund US expansion
  • Joint bookrunner and broker

SDL

January 2017

  • £25m disposal of non-core asset, Fredhopper
  • Financial adviser

IMI Mobile

January 2017

  • £5.4m B share conversion and placing
  • Nomad and joint broker

Circle Oil Plc

January 2017

  • Strategic review and sale of (Egyptian and Moroccan) assets for $30m
  • Financial adviser

Alchemy

January 2017

  • £15.4m sell down of Punch Taverns stake
  • Sole bookrunner

Booker

January 2017

  • £3.7bn takeover by Tesco plc
  • Joint corporate broker

Bridgepoint / Zenith

January 2017 

  • £750m acquisition of Zenith Group Holdings
  • Financial adviser

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2016

Shanks

December 2016

  • €482m acquisition of VGG and associated £95m firm placing and rights issue of £46m
  • Joint sponsor and sole underwriter and bookrunner

Mirland Development Corporation plc

December 2016

  • $219m bond restructuring and $14.1m subscription and open offer
  • Nomad and sole broker

Sierra Rutile Ltd

December 2016

  • $140m investment in joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Financial adviser

e2V

December 2016

  • £620m recommended takeover by Teledyne Technologies Inc
  • Joint Rule 3 financial adviser and sole corporate broker

Tarsus

December 2016

  • £24m placing to fund £57m acquisition of Connect 
  • Sole bookrunner, broker and adviser

Alternative

November 2016 

  • £165m takeover by Daisy Group
  • Joint Rule 3 financial adviser

Brammer

November 2016

  • £221.5m recommended cash offer by Advent International
  • Rule 3 financial adviser

Sanne

November 2016

  • £102m acquisition of IFS Group and associated £95m firm placing and placing & open offer 
  • Sole financial adviser, broker, bookrunner and sponsor

Walker Greenbank plc

October 2016

  • £43m acquisition of Clarke & Clarke and associated £17m Placing
  • Nomad, sole broker and underwriter

Interactive investor

October 2016

  • Acquisition of TD Direct Investing and associated investment by J.C. Flowers & Co
  • Financial adviser

Krispy Kreme

October 2016

  • Sale of Krispy Kreme UK to Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. for undisclosed value
  • Financial adviser

Sanne

October 2016

  • $65.8m (£50.7m) acquisition of FLSV Fund Administration Services
  • Financial adviser and broker

UK Mail

October 2016

  • £242m recommended takeover of UK Mail by DHL 
  • Rule 3 financial adviser

easyHotel

October 2016

  • £38.0m placing at 18.6% premium
  • Nomad, sole bookrunner and broker

Hollywood Bowl Group

September 2016

  • £240m Main Market IPO
  • Sponsor, sole financial adviser, bookrunner and broker

Steinhoff

August 2016

  • £610m takeover of Poundland Group plc
  • Sole financial adviser and broker

Melrose

August 2016

  • £1.6bn rights issue
  • Joint global co-ordinator, sponsor, underwriter and bookrunner

BPI

July 2016

  • £261m recommended takeover by RPC Group 
  • Financial adviser

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