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News

ECM 2017

ECM 2017

Strong deal flow into 2017 and an encouraging transaction pipeline for the second half of the year.

  •         Maintained leading positions in natural resources and Africa-focused businesses
  •         Advised on the first readmission of an Aim Rule 15 shell
  •         Continue to be active on both Main Market and AIM transaction

“2017 has shown an encouraging start, with activity across a broad range of sectors and deal types. We look forward to the second half of the year with optimism.”
- Simon Raggett, Chief Executive

“Once again, we have worked with a wide spectrum of brokers and advisers to help our clients execute complex capital market transactions as they look to grow and develop.”
- James Spinney, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets 

Selected ECM Activity

Nominated & Financial Adviser
SigmaRoc plc

Acquisition of Ronez Ltd, placing of shares and convertible loan notes, share consolidation and admission of the enlarged share capital to trading on AIM

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£50 millionJanuary 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
BNN Technology plc

Placing with major global institutional investors

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£25 millionApril 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd

Placing and admission of the enlarged share capital to trading on AIM

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£18.9 millionFebruary 2017
Financial Adviser
Tri-Star Resources plc

Variation and conversion of loan notes, placing and redemption of loan notes

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£14 millionJune 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Katoro Gold plc

Acquisition of Kibo Gold Ltd from Kibo Mining plc, Cancellation of admission to the Standard List, Placing, Rule 9 Waiver, change of name, and admission on AIM of the Enlarged Group

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£7.5 millionMarch 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
EQTEC plc

Investment from EBIOSS Energy AD and Rule 9 Waiver* Placings and Conversion of Loan notes**

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£1 million* €5.2 million**February 2017* January 2017**
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Nu-Oil and Gas plc

Placing and Subscription with existing and new investors

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£2.5 millionFebruary 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Defenx plc

Software acquisition from, and proposed strategic partnership with, BV-Tech SpA

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£2.3 millionApril 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Jangada Mines plc

Placing and admission of the enlarged share capital to trading on AIM

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£2.25 millionJune 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Landore Resources Ltd

Subscription with new and existing investors

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£2.1 millionMarch 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Bezant Resources plc

Placing with existing and new investors

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£1.0 millionMarch 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Prospex Oil and Gas plc

Oversubscribed placing with existing and new investors

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£0.85 millionFebruary 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Nostra Terra Oil and Gas Co plc

Placing with existing and new investors

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£0.5 millionApril 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Goldstone Resources Ltd

Convertible loan notes with existing investors

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£0.4 millionApril 2017

About us

Founded in 1993, Strand Hanson is one of London’s foremost, long standing independent advisory boutiques, and is a leading adviser to companies in both developed and emerging markets.

Strand Hanson is an independent, advisory-led, modern merchant bank, with a specific focus on providing the highest quality independent financial and strategic advice to our clients across a broad range of sectors and geographies.

Headquartered in London and with an office in Cape Town, South Africa, Strand Hanson’s operations are supported by a global network of advisers and consultants in South East Asia, South America and the Middle East, providing clients with local contacts who understand regional markets and are familiar with global capital market experts.
Our business is wholly management owned and controlled, lending significant flexibility and speed of response to our business model.

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Strand Hanson Contacts

Simon Raggett
Chief Executive
Email: simonraggett@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494 

Lord Anthony St John
Chairman
Email: anthonystjohn@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Stuart Faulkner
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Email: stuartfaulkner@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Rory Murphy
Head of Oil & Gas
Email: rorymurphy@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

James Harris
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Email: jamesharris@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

James Spinney
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Email: jamesspinney@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494