ECM 2017 Year End Highlights
A strong finish to 2017 and an encouraging transaction pipeline for the new year.
- Involved in complex, transformational and value-accretive transactions
- Maintained leading positions in natural resources and Africa-focussed businesses
- Continuing to be active across a broad range of sectors
- Further strengthening of client list in terms of both size and numbers
- A large number of successful fundraises by clients, benefitting from our bespoke independent advisory approach
“2017 finished very strongly, with activity across a variety of sectors and deal types, including our M&A and Strand Ventures businesses. We look forward to 2018 with optimism.”
- Simon Raggett, Chief Executive
“A productive year concluded with the completion of a number of transactions, most notably Savannah Petroleum’s successful US$125 million institutional placing, to finance the US$280 million acquisition of a number of assets from Seven Energy. This was a key milestone in a complex transaction which included a significant element of restructuring and the involvement of multiple principals and advisers, across a number of jurisdictions. This once again demonstrated the capabilities of our execution-focussed, independent, financial advisory practice.”
- James Spinney, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
“We had an excellent second half of 2017, with clients raising over $300 million since June and we continue to see investor appetite remaining strong. At the same time, client numbers have increased throughout the year - a trend that has continued into 2018.”
- James Harris, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Selected ECM Activity
Proposed US$280 million acquisition of certain oil and gas assets of Seven Energy International Limited and placing to raise US$125 million
Placing and admission of the enlarged share capital to trading on AIM
Disposal of assets and special distribution to shareholders
Subscription and open offer with existing investors Wavier of obligations under Rule 9 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
Equity placing and acquisition of Poundfield Products (Group) Limited
Waiver of obligations under Rule 9 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
Subscription by Africa Oil Corporation
Equity placing via an accelerated bookbuild and offer to shareholders
Placing, subscription and open offer with new and existing investors
Placing with new and existing investors
Placings with new and existing investors and acquisition of a 17% interest in the Podere Gallina permit
Placing, subscription & issue of convertible bonds
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Lord Anthony St John
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Head of Oil & Gas
Managing Director, Strand Hanson South Africa
Senior Consultant, Latin America
Business Development Consultant, West Africa
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