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Allenby Capital Board

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    Andrew Baker
    Chairman
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    Andrew's entire career has been spent in the City; for many years a corporate finance lawyer, initially at Slaughter and May and latterly at Clyde&Co. Andrew championed the need for a regulated market for smaller companies and was a founder member of The Quoted Companies Alliance, becoming its chairman for a three year term.

    Andrew has more recently been a director of Allenby Capital and is now its chairman, viewing his role to encourage the executives and staff in the development of the business and providing a sounding board for governance and management issues.
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    Nick Naylor
    Chief Executive
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    Nick trained as a chartered accountant, qualifying in 1992. Since qualifying he has acted as a corporate broker and investment banker at Crédit Lyonnais Securities (1994 to 2000), Robert W. Baird Limited (2000 to 2004) and Noble & Company (2005 to 2008). During his career he has advised a wide variety of companies on numerous transactions, including fund raisings, acquisitions and restructurings as well as acting as finance director to an online retailer. Nick joined Allenby Capital in July 2009 and became its CEO in July 2011.
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    Matt Butlin
    Head of Equities
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    Matt graduated from Edinburgh University in 1994 with a BCOM (Hons) degree.

    Post University, Matt worked for the United Nations in Rome for one year and then returned to the UK to join Goldman Sachs where he spent a total of nine years. At Goldman Sachs Matt was part of a top ranked Chemicals Research team.

    After Goldman Sachs Matt established the Equity research function at Noble & Company, an Edinburgh and London based Investment Bank. Matt joined Allenby Capital in February 2009 to build its Equities business which he now heads but is still very much involved in the day to day writing of research and equity fund raisings.
     
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    Stephen Greenwood
    Non-Exec Director
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    Stephen is an FCA, bringing Allenby Capital thirty years experience of operating as a Finance Director and Chief Executive in a number of complex business environments. He joined the Allenby board as Non Executive Director in 2011.

    Stephen drove the transition of Birmingham Airport from a public sector owned business to a highly successful commercial Public & Private Partnership, raising £150 million in equity and structured debt. More recently he led the recovery of a retail and corporate financial services business into a profitable provider in the smaller company market, ultimately overseeing its sale.

    Stephen divides his time between London and the rural tranquillity of his North Derbyshire home.
     
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Corporate Finance

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    Nick Athanas
    Corporate Finance
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    After graduating from Aberdeen University in 2001 with a joint honours degree in Accountancy and Finance, Nick spent over 7 years at Noble & Company working in both its corporate finance and equity capital markets teams.

    His experience includes IPOs, secondary fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions across a variety of sectors. After Noble, Nick worked on a variety of corporate finance-based consultancy/project roles including working with Londra Ventures, a London-based technology ventures boutique, assisting early stage businesses mostly in the technology and internet sectors. Nick joined Allenby Capital in June 2009.
    Direct Line: 020 3328 5662
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    Alex Brearley
    Corporate Finance
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    Alex commenced working in small-cap corporate finance advisory in 2007 and has advised domestic and international companies in a wide range of sectors regarding IPOs, secondary fund raisings and acquisitions. He previously worked for several years in the internal M&A and commercial strategy unit within an international telecommunications and technology company. He has a bachelor’s degree from University College London and a master’s degree from Manchester Business School.
     
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    Virginia Bull
    Corporate Finance
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    Virginia has 10 years’ experience with Sanlam Securities (formerly John East & Partners Limited and Merchant Securities Limited) of advising on UK small and mid-cap corporate transactions, including numerous IPOs on the AIM Market, secondary fundraisings, reverse takeovers and disposals. Virginia also has considerable Takeover Code experience across a broad range of industry sectors. Virginia graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in mathematics and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.  She joined Allenby Capital in December 2015.
    Direct Line: 020 7167 6430
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    Asha Chotai
    Corporate Finance
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    Asha joined Allenby Capital in November 2016. Asha has worked in Corporate Finance since 2015 and prior to this gained experience in corporate broking. Asha’s corporate finance experience includes facilitating secondary fundraises and IPOs for both AIM and ISDX listed companies. Whilst working in corporate broking Asha assisted in investor roadshows and presentations focused mainly on the healthcare and natural resources sectors. Asha is a graduate of University College London, where she attained her LLB (Hons) in 2014.  
    Direct Line: 020 7167 6433
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    John Depasquale
    Corporate Finance
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    John has over 20 years working in corporate finance advising Main Market and AIM quoted companies. He began his career working in the listing department of the London Stock Exchange. Since then he has worked at Seymour Pierce, ZAI Corporate Finance and Zeus Capital. He has worked on over 50 IPO’s across a range of sectors and locations. John has also worked on a number of high profile takeovers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. John joined Allenby Capital in September  2015.
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    Nick Harriss
    Corporate Finance
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    Nick joined Allenby in October 2011 having previously worked for Religare Capital Markets and its predecessor firms from 2001 to 2011. During his career he has advised a wide variety of companies on numerous transactions, including capital raisings, IPOs, reverse takeovers, acquisitions and restructurings.

    Nick began his career with Midland Bank (now HSBC) in 1987, gaining experience in banking, investment research and wealth management over a ten year period. Subsequently he worked in stockbroking and telecommunications before focusing on corporate finance in 2001.
     
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    David Hart
    Head of Corporate Finance
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    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. He joined Allenby Capital in September 2014.
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    Liz Kirchner
    Corporate Finance
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    Liz joined Allenby Capital in January 2016 having previously worked at Daniel Stewart. Liz has worked in Corporate Finance since 2014 and prior to this gained several years' experience in corporate broking. Her background in corporate finance includes working with AIM, ISDX and Standard List clients in an ongoing advisory capacity and on IPOs and secondary fundraises. During her time in corporate broking, Liz worked closely with companies on their investor relations strategies including investor targeting, investor roadshows and presentations.      
     
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    Jeremy Porter
    Deputy Head of Corporate Finance
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    Jeremy has over 17 years of experience working in corporate finance and advising smaller quoted companies, particularly AIM companies. He has acted on over 40 IPOs and AIM admissions, as well as many fundraisings, takeovers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions in the small and mid cap. arena across most industry sectors.

    Jeremy joined Allenby Capital in January 2012 having previously worked at Seymour Pierce for nearly 12 years and at Fairfax IS plc.
     
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    James Reeve
    Corporate Finance
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    James has been working in corporate finance for over 7 years, focusing on smaller quoted companies, particularly on AIM. He has advised on a number of IPOs in a range of sectors, most recently focusing on technology and real estate companies. He has also advised on a number of secondary fundraises, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. James joined Allenby Capital in January 2009.

    In 2013 James became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and also holds a Joint Honours degree in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Nottingham.
    Direct Line: 020 3328 5665
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    James Thomas
    Corporate Finance
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    James joined Allenby Capital’s corporate finance team in December 2015, having previously worked at Sanlam Securities. James began his career in corporate finance in early 2010 when he joined Daniel Stewart. He has experience across a wide range of sectors and has worked on many IPOs, reverse takeovers, disposals, mergers and acquisitions and secondary fundraises for smaller quoted companies, both domestic and international, primarily on the AIM market. James holds a joint honours degree in History and American Studies from the University of Nottingham.
    Direct Line: 020 7167 6432
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    David Worlidge
    Corporate Finance
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    David qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981 and spent 10 years with KPMG, including three years in the Sydney office.  For the last 28 years David has been working in corporate finance and advising smaller quoted companies, primarily AIM companies, with Sanlam Securities (formerly John East & Partners Limited and Merchant Securities Limited).  He has a wide experience of capital markets transactions including numerous IPOs and both hostile and recommended takeovers.  He has an engineering degree from Cambridge University and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.  He joined Allenby Capital in December 2015.
    Direct Line: 020 7167 6431
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Equities

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    Graham Bell
    Head of Sales
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    Graham joined Allenby Capital in May 2010 as a director in equity sales. He has over 30 years experience of UK equity capital markets as either an
    analyst or salesman.

    For most of the past eighteen years, he has focused on smaller companies, being involved in numerous IPOs and secondary issues both on AIM and the Official List. During this time he worked at Williams de Bro», Teather & Greenwood, Bridgewell and Altium Securities. Before moving into sales, Graham was an equity analyst focusing on the oil and gas exploration and production sector.
    Direct Line: 020 3328 5659
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    Chris Crawford
    Corporate Broking
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    Chris joined Allenby Capital at the start of 2014 as part of the acquisition of First Columbus, where he was Managing Partner. Chris has over 20 years’ investment banking and corporate broking experience with Credit Lyonnais Securities, Evolution Securities and First Columbus. During this time Chris has worked on a significant number of transactions, ranging from IPOs and secondary fundraisings, to private placements, takeovers, acquisitions and disposals across a wide range of sectors, but focusing principally on technology, support services and resources.
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    Peter Dupont
    Equity Research
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    Peter Dupont has had over 30 years’ experience in investment banking with UBS, Commerzbank, Libertas Capital and Edison Investment Research. Throughout this period he has been involved in investment research covering the engineering, metals and natural resources sectors. He pioneered the pan European coverage of the steel sector and over the past ten years has focused on junior oil and gas stocks and petroleum industry commodity price forecasting. Prior to entering investment banking Peter held managerial and financial analytical positions with Ford Motor Co and Massey Ferguson/Perkins Engines. He has a BSc Econ degree from the London School of Economics.  
     
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    Katie Goad (née Ratner)
    Equity Sales
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    Katie joined Allenby Capital in October 2014 as a director in equity sales. She has over eleven years of city experience, and 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.

     
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    Kelly Gardiner
    Equity Sales
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    Kelly joined Allenby in January 2014 as part of the sales team.  Kelly has over 17 years of City experience, with the last 10 specifically focused on smaller companies and AIM placings and IPO’s. Prior to joining Allenby, Kelly was responsible for numerous successful fundraisings for AIM companies whilst with First Columbus, Hybridan and Novus. Kelly previously specialised in small cap AIM companies on the buy-side with Savoy Investment Management.
     
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    Ian Jermin
    Equity Research
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    Ian has covered small cap companies for over 35 years and is one of the most experienced smaller company analysts in London. He has written on hundreds of companies over this period and consequently has a good working knowledge of many sectors including support services, recruitment, general engineering, defence, automotive, aerospace, electronics, entertainment, media, housebuilding, construction, travel and healthcare.

    Prior to joining Allenby in February 2012, Ian worked as an analyst in the research departments of Morgan Grenfell Securities, Citibank Scrimgeour Vickers, Credit Lyonnais, Robert W Baird, Bridgewell, Landsbanki and Merchant Securities.
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    David Johnson
    Equity Research
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    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 and Daniel Stewart as a TMT analyst before joining St Helens Capital as Head of Research.
     
    David joined Allenby in April 2016 as a director in research from Northland Capital Partners where he had been Head of Research for the past six years. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with an MA in English Literature.
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    Guy McDougall
    Equity Sales
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    Guy joined Allenby’s sales team in 2015, having worked in Financial Services since 2009, first in Corporate Finance and then Investor Relations, both in the small cap arena.
     
    He has a broad investor client base ranging from Institutional Funds to High Net Worth investors, and has an extensive span of small and mid-cap contacts in the City and beyond.
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    Amrit Nahal
    Equity Sales
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    Amrit joined Allenby capital in May 2012 having most recently worked at Collins Stewart , Evolution Securities and Arden Partners. She has over 19 years of experience in sales and equity capital markets with a strong track record of raising capital for both unlisted and listed companies. Amrit specialises in providing alternative sources of funding, raising equity and debt predominantly from HNW’s, family offices and niche institutional investors thus providing a unique gateway to sources of capital. She has relationships with private equity and venture capital funds both in the UK and globally as well as strategic investors.
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    Katrina Perez
    Business Development
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    Katrina joined Allenby Capital in January 2014 and is responsible for Corporate Development. She brings over 15 years experience to this role. Prior to joining Allenby Katrina spent 7 years with First Columbus where her key responsibilities were corporate development and day to day customer management. In addition to building and maintaining client relationships Katrina focuses on the marketing of our corporate clients and identifying new business opportunities and partners.
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Administration

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    Victoria Harrison
    Office Manager
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    Victoria graduated from the University of Salford/l'Università di Bologna in 2005 with a degree in Media, Italian and Business. She spent two years within recruitment before joining a London-based  private physiotherapy firm and Bupa health centre. Within 2 years, Victoria was promoted to Practice Manager serving its two primary sites. Victoria joined Allenby Capital in September 2011 following a desire to move into the financial services sector and now acts as the firms Office Manager and PA.
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    Kelly Murcer
    Receptionist
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    Kelly joined Allenby Capital in March 2014 as receptionist and Administrator.  Kelly assists the team with administrative duties and helps in the day to day running of the office.  Prior to joining Allenby Capital, Kelly had a successful career as a beauty therapist, working at a number of different therapy centres across London and Surrey.  Kelly made the decision to change careers as she wanted a more challenging role within a dynamic and progressive company.
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