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News

ECM 2017 Year End Highlights

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

Nominated & Financial Adviser
Savannah Petroleum PLC

Proposed US$280 million acquisition of certain oil and gas assets of Seven Energy International Limited and placing to raise US$125 million

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US$280 millionDecember 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser and Broker
CIP Merchant Capital Limited

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

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£55 millionDecember 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser and Broker
Asian Growth Properties Limited

Disposal of assets and special distribution to shareholders

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£419 millionDecember 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Patagonia Gold Plc

Subscription and open offer with existing investors Wavier of obligations under Rule 9 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

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£7.8 millionDecember 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
SigmaRoc plc

Equity placing and acquisition of Poundfield Products (Group) Limited

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£13.9 millionDecember 2017
Financial Adviser
Cradle Arc plc

Waiver of obligations under Rule 9 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

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£4.4 millionNovember 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd

Subscription by Africa Oil Corporation

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£8.5 millionNovember 2017
Nominated Adviser
Jersey Oil and Gas plc

Equity placing via an accelerated bookbuild and offer to shareholders

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£23.8 millionOctober 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Victoria Oil & Gas Plc

Placing, subscription and open offer with new and existing investors

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US$26 millionOctober 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Harvest Minerals Limited

Placing with new and existing investors

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£1.2 millionOctober 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Prospex Oil and Gas Plc

Placings with new and existing investors and acquisition of a 17% interest in the Podere Gallina permit

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£2.3 millionOctober 2017
Nominated & Financial Adviser
Defenx plc

Placing, subscription & issue of convertible bonds

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£3.0 millionAugust 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, innovative and independent financial and strategic advice to our clients across a broad range of sectors and geographies.

Headquartered in London and with offices in South Africa, Ghana and Argentina, Strand Hanson’s operations are supported by a global network of advisers and consultants in Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East, providing our clients with local contacts who both understand their regional markets and have global capital market expertise.  

Our business is wholly management owned and controlled, lending significant flexibility and speed of response to our business model.

A link to our brochure can be found here.


Strand Hanson Contacts

Simon Raggett
Chief Executive
Email: simonraggett@strandhanson.co.uk

Lord Anthony St John
Chairman
Email: anthonystjohn@strandhanson.co.uk

James Harris
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Email: jamesharris@strandhanson.co.uk

James Spinney
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Email: jamesspinney@strandhanson.co.uk

Stuart Faulkner
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Email: stuartfaulkner@strandhanson.co.uk

Rory Murphy
Head of Oil & Gas
Email: rorymurphy@strandhanson.co.uk

Warren Pearce
Managing Director, Strand Hanson South Africa
Email: warrenpearce@strandhanson.co.uk

Miles Lewis
Senior Consultant, Latin America
Email: mileslewis@strandhanson.co.uk

Rory Harding
Business Development Consultant, West Africa
Email: roryharding@strandhanson.co.uk

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