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  • David Johnson joins Allenby Capital
    April 2016
    Allenby Capital is delighted to announce that David Johnson has joined the Company as a Director in its Equity Research team and will spearhead Allenby’s push to expand its TMT franchise. 


    David has more than 17 years’ experience covering the TMT sector and smaller companies in general and has been heavily involved in IPOs, secondary raises and M&A both on AIM and the Official List. Having spent five years as a technology journalist, he joined the City in 1998 working initially for Beeson Gregory and subsequently for Altium Capital, Daniel Stewart, St Helens Capital and most recently Northland Capital Partners where he was Head of Research for the last six years.


    David is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with an MA in English Literature.


    Commenting, Matt Butlin, Head of Equities at Allenby Capital, said: “We are delighted that David has joined Allenby. His expertise in the TMT sector will strengthen our offering to our existing TMT clients and will enable us to further grow our franchise”. 


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  • Completion of Sanlam transaction, retained Client list now totals 65
    March 2016
    Allenby Capital Limited ("Allenby Capital" or “Allenby”), the employee-owned AIM Nominated Adviser and Broker is pleased to announce that following the agreement with Sanlam Securities UK (“Sanlam”) announced in December 2015, 18 corporate clients have now successfully transitioned from Sanlam to Allenby Capital. Allenby’s retained client base now totals 65, with Allenby acting as Nominated Adviser to 58 of these predominantly AIM listed companies.  The transaction has strengthened the Allenby Capital team significantly.

    Nick Naylor, Chief Executive of Allenby Capital, commented: “I am delighted to report that the Sanlam transaction has been successful for Allenby, both in terms of the continued enhancement of Allenby’s client base, but, also, the further strengthening of the Allenby team. The four senior corporate financiers who have joined Allenby Capital are a real boost to our team.”

    “Like the ambitious companies we represent, we ourselves wish to grow, but in a measured way where dedicated client service always lies at the core of our client offering. Following the integration process for our new clients and new colleagues, we look forward to a busy rest of the year building on the solid foundation we have established over the last 5 years.”

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  • Recruitment of four members of the corporate finance team of Sanlam Securities (UK) Limited, growing team and client list
    December 2015
    Allenby Capital Limited ("Allenby Capital"), the employee-owned AIM Nominated Adviser and Broker offering funding solutions for fast growing companies, announces that it has reached agreement with Sanlam Securities (UK) Limited ("Sanlam") pursuant to which four senior members of Sanlam’s corporate finance team have joined Allenby Capital and the parties will work together to facilitate the transfer of certain of Sanlam’s corporate clients to Allenby Capital.

    Nick Naylor, Chief Executive of Allenby Capital, commented: "We are delighted to have completed this transaction. In the same vein as the acquisition of the First Columbus broking business in 2014, this agreement with Sanlam strengthens the Allenby Capital team and will enable us to continue to grow our AIM client base in a measured way. 2015 has been another strong year for Allenby Capital and we look forward to working with our new colleagues."

    Jonathan Polin, Group Chief Executive of Sanlam UK said: "This transaction reflects our decision to refocus our business and concentrate on our core operations of providing high quality financial planning and investment management services to our clients. We believe Allenby Capital will provide an excellent home for our colleagues and corporate clients and wish them well for the future."

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  • New client wins
    April 2015
    Allenby Capital (“Allenby”) is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as Nomad and Broker to two new clients during April 2015. The appointment by CAP-XX, a world leader in supercapacitors, comes shortly after Allenby executed a £1.2m raise for the Company in its prior role as Joint Broker. Allenby has also been appointed Nomad and Joint Broker to Tekcapital, an international provider of technology and intellectual property services.

    Graham Bell, Head of Sales at Allenby Capital, said: “I am looking forward to further developing our relationship with both CAP-XX and Tekcapital. We had a very high level of demand in the recent fundraise for CAP-XX which confirmed our belief that the Company has reached an exciting point in its development of ultra thin supercapacitors. We also believe there is a similar level of interest within the London investment community towards IP and technology transfer, the area where we believe Tekcapital is a world leader”.

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  • New hire in Equity Sales
    October 2014
    Allenby Capital is delighted to announce that Katie Goad (née Ratner) has joined the Company as a Director in its Equity Sales team. 

    Katie has over eleven years of city experience with the last nine as an institutional broker in small and mid cap equity markets. She brings with her a strong institutional client base and has acted on a number of successful IPOs and secondary issues on AIM and Full List during her years at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, Seymour Pierce, St Helens Capital and Blue Oar.

    Commenting, Matt Butlin, Head of Equities at Allenby Capital, said: “We are delighted that Katie has joined Allenby. It is our ambition to build the strongest small cap broking team in the London AIM market and the addition of Katie is a firm step in this direction. Katie brings to Allenby a wealth of institutional contacts amongst the small cap investment community which we look forward to introducing to our corporate clients”. 

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  • New hire in Corporate Finance
    September 2014
    Allenby Capital is delighted to announce that David Hart has joined the Company as a Director in its Corporate Finance team. 

    David started his professional career at BZW (latterly CSFB) in 1990 and has spent the subsequent years providing corporate finance and ECM/broking advice to UK and overseas companies listed in London. He has undertaken a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions across a range of sectors, including technology hardware and software, biotechnology, support services and gaming.  David has an honours degree from St Andrews University.

    Commenting, Nick Naylor, Chief Executive of Allenby Capital, said: “It is fantastic news that David has joined our team. I have known David for several years and I have been keen for him to join us for some time. He brings significant experience to the team and adds to the strength and depth of the team of Corporate Finance advisors at Allenby Capital". 

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  • Matt Butlin wins Research Analyst of the year
    May 2014
    Allenby Capital, a leading provider of corporate finance and broking services to smaller listed and unlisted companies, is pleased to announce that its Head of Equities, Matt Butlin, has won the Research Analyst of the year award at the Small Cap Awards ceremony held at the Grange Hotel, London on May 21. 

    Matt's research experience spans over 15 years from when he joined Goldman Sachs back in 1996 through to leading the Equities team at Allenby Capital since 2009. Historically Matt focused on one large cap sector (Chemicals) but he is now a small cap generalist and in the last year has published research on companies from various industries including Media, Technology and Telecoms. Additionally Matt publishes a monthly piece on the overall AIM market which is seen as a must read for AIM particpants.

    Commenting, Nick Naylor, Chief Executive of Allenby Capital, said: “I would like to congratulate Matt for his award and also extend the praise to the whole of the Allenby Capital research team which, under Matt's guidance, consistently produces high quality and thought provoking research".

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  • Allenby Capital acquires the broking business of First Columbus
    Jan 2014
    Allenby Capital, a leading provider of corporate finance and broking services to smaller listed and unlisted companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the broking business of First Columbus Investments (“First Columbus”).

    First Columbus, which is headed by Chris Crawford and Katrina Perez, is a corporate broker primarily focused on servicing UK-listed smaller companies, as well as advising private companies seeking an IPO and capital. The First Columbus team has moved into Allenby Capital’s offices and their clients will receive broking services from the enlarged Allenby Capital team.

    Commenting, Nick Naylor, Chief Executive of Allenby Capital, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the First Columbus team to Allenby Capital. We have known and worked closely with Chris and his colleagues in the past and the acquisition makes strategic sense on both sides. After an extremely busy 2013, in which we completed more than ten significant transactions, we have been looking to strengthen our service offering to our clients and the acquisition of First Columbus’ broking business enables us to do this. The First Columbus team has significant experience and will bring additional skills and expertise to our Equity Sales team and award winning Equity Research team.”

    Chris Crawford said: “We are looking forward to working with the Allenby Capital team.  It is an exciting opportunity for us all and we are confident that by joining forces we can enhance the service offering to our enlarged client base and continue to grow the combined business throughout 2014 and beyond.  With the addition of the First Columbus clients the enlarged group will have approximately 50 retained clients listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and ISDX.”

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  • Allenby Capital completes purchase of shareholding from HB Holdings
    Oct 2013
    Allenby Capital, a leading provider of corporate finance and broking services to smaller listed and unlisted companies, is pleased to announce that its employees have successfully completed the acquisition of 40 per cent. of the Company's shares from HB Holdings Limited. As a result, Allenby Capital is now 100 per cent. owned by its staff. 

    Commenting on the purchase, Nick Naylor, Chief Executive, said: "The Allenby Capital team is delighted to have now complete ownership of the Company. This acquisition was part of our strategy and follows on from the successful rebrand and relocation of the business to the City earlier this year. 

    "Allenby Capital's employees have a strong work ethos and are committed to delivering the highest levels of service to our clients. We are extremely pleased to have completed this purchase as well as to have recently won "Best Research" at the 2013 AIM Awards Dinner."
     
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  • Allenby Capital wins best research at AIM awards 2013
    Oct 2013
    Allenby Capital, a leading provider of corporate finance and broking services to smaller listed and unlisted companies, is pleased to announce that at the AIM awards held on Thursday 10 October 2013; Allenby Capital was nominated for, and won the best research award. 

    The award is described as being for a team which has, quite simply, brought AIM to life. Providing the oxygen and creating interest in a market of 1,100 diverse small and medium sized companies will be the contributors who provide detailed investment commentary. As winner of this award, Allenby is recognised for their contribution in increasing the profile of AIM. 

    Commenting on the win, Matt Butlin, Head of Equities at Allenby Capital, said: "The team at Allenby was absolutely delighted to win the Best Research Award. Over the last two years we have published several reports analysing the whole AIM market including our 'AIM Market Monthly', 'AIM Asia quarterly' and our 'Dividends on AIM' piece. The reports have been well received by our clients and it is fantastic to receive this reward in recognition of all the hard work."
     
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