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Adrian Haxby joins Peel Hunt Corporate Department
Peel Hunt has appointed Adrian Haxby as a Director in its Corporate Department, effective 2 April, 2014. Adrian is as an investment banking professional with over 25 years’ financial advisory and corporate broking experience, the last ten of which have been focussed on the UK mid cap arena.
Prior to joining Peel Hunt, Adrian was head of European Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity, having previously spent some 27 years at UBS Investment bank (via S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd and its successor firms) where he was Managing Director Investment Banking, Head of UK Mid-Market Group.

Peel Hunt adds investment companies to Market Making capacity
Peel Hunt has appointed David Kinninmonth as Head of Investment Companies to strengthen the breath of its Market Making team.
David brings with him over 28 years of experience working in market marking, the last 17 of which specialising in Investment Trusts. Prior to joining Peel Hunt, David was Head of Investment Trust Sales, Market Making and Research at J.P.Morgan Cazenove, a position he has held since 1996.

Future Government flotations should align investment limits with investors' ISA  allocations -- Wealth Management Association and Peel Hunt survey.
The private investor’s experience of the Royal Mail flotation last month offers lessons for the forthcoming sales of more Government assets, a survey of the UK’s wealth managers reveals today. Any possible cut-off for private investors, beyond which they receive no shares, should be stipulated in advance and should reflect the annual stocks-and-shares ISA limit for private investors, the survey by the Wealth Management Association and Peel Hunt shows. Other key findings include: although the flotation process generally went well and public demand for the issue was large, there was frustration that the overall allocation for private investors was not higher; different classes of retail investors (discretionary, advisory and execution-only) were treated differently, so that many retail clients such as trusts and charities were not provided allocations; wealth management firms had to make a trade off between helping to ensure the widest participation and the commercial reality of the cost and time of doing so. For more information please click here.

The Peel Hunt Portal 
The Peel Hunt Portal, developed in conjunction with several key clients, offers straightforward, cost-effective and secure access to our execution solutions via a bespoke internet order input screen. For more information please click here.

Non-Executive Director (NED) Awards 2014: winners announced. 
The winners of eighth annual NED awards, which recognise exceptional NEDs making a demonstrable difference to the performance of businesses and not-for-profit groups across the UK, are: Not-for-Profit/ Public Service Organisation: Dr Alice Maynard, Scope; Unquoted/Private Equity Backed: Gillian Wilmot, Nisa Retail; Quoted Company - Official List: Frank Meysman, Thomas Cook Group; Quoted Company - AIM: Baroness Margaret Ford, May Gurney Integrated Services; FTSE 100: Mike Turner, Babcock International Group; Lifetime Achievement: Sir John Buchanan. For more information click here or visit the NED Awards website.

2013 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey confirms leading position
Peel Hunt has risen to 1st place in the 2013 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey as voted by UK investors and came 2nd overall. We came 1st in Corporate Broking, 2nd in Trading & Execution and 3rd in Sales. We secured top 10 positions in all of our sectors and were ranked 1st in Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, UK Strategy and New Energy.  We achieved top 3 rankings in the Capital Goods, Financials, Media, Real Estate, Support Services and Technology sectors.To see an overview of our Thomson Reuters Extel rankings, please click here.

Peel Hunt teams up with the European Securities Network (ESN)
ESN is a pan-European partnership of 10 local banks and brokers. This agreement provides investors with unrivalled coverage of over 1,100 European companies and gives Peel Hunt access to ESN’s network of 1,200 investors. To read the press release please click here.

 


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Acquisition and Placing – Sinclair IS Pharma
Peel Hunt is acting as NOMAD and sole bookrunner to Sinclair IS Pharma PLC on its US$117m acquisition of Silhouette Lift S.L and an associated placing of 62.5m new Ordinary shares to raise £19.5m (net), as announced on 15 April, 2014.

Placing – Brammer
Peel Hunt is acting as joint corporate broker to Brammer plc on its placing of c. 11.3 m new shares to raise £53.7 m, as announced on 9 April, 2014.

Acquisition and Placing – Tower Resources
Peel Hunt is acting as NOMAD, Joint Bookrunner and Joint corporate broker to Tower Resources PLC on its acquisition of Rift Petroleum Holdings Limited and its Placing of 550m new shares to raise £19.3m, as announced on 9 April, 2014.

Open Offer – ZincOx
Peel Hunt are acting as NOMAD and Corporate Broker to ZincOx Resources plc on its proposed Open Offer to raise up to approximately £4m, as announced on 7 April, 2014.

Acquisitions and Placing – Rathbones
Peel Hunt is acting as Joint book runner to Rathbone Brothers Plc in connection with a non pre-emptive share placing of approximately 1.343 m new ordinary shares to raise £24.4 m alongside the £43.1 m acquisition of Jupiter Asset Management Limited’s private client and charity investment management business and the £14.3m acquisition of part of the London private client wealth management business of Tilney Investment Management Limited, as announced on 1 April, 2014.

Placing – ZincOx Resources
Peel Hunt is acting as NOMAD and Corporate Broker to ZincOx Resources plc on its conditional placing of approximately 10.3 m new ordinary shares to raise £1.03m, as announced on 1 April, 2014.

Acquisition and Placing – Hansteen Holdings
Peel Hunt is acting as Financial adviser and Broker to Hansteen Holdings plc in connection with its £26m acquisition of units in the Ashtenne Industrial Fund and placing of 44.8m new Ordinary Shares to raise £47.1m (representing approximately 7 per cent of the capital of the company), as announced on 28 March, 2014.

Proposed Placing and Open Offer – Amara Mining
Peel Hunt is acting as NOMAD, joint broker and joint bookrunner to Amara Mining PLC in its proposed placing to raise £18.2m and proposed Open Offer to raise up to £4.2m, as announced on 21 March, 2014.

New Corporate Client – Shanta Gold
Peel Hunt has been appointed as NOMAD and joint corporate broker to Shanta Gold Limited, as announced on 20 March, 2014.

IPO – Circassia
Peel Hunt is acting as joint bookrunner to Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc on its £209m fundraising in connection with its flotation, admission to the Official list and first day of dealing expected Tuesday 18 March, 2014).