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SPARK appointed as Nominated Adviser to ILX Group plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to act as NOMAD for ILX Group plc, our second such appointment since being approved by the London Stock Exchange to act as a NOMAD just a month ago. ILX is a world leading accredited provider of professional business technology-led learning […]

SPARK gains first AIM client as a Nominated Adviser (NOMAD)

Following its recent approval as the the London Stock Exchange’s latest Nominated Adviser, which means that it is qualified to advise companies quoted on the AIM Market, SPARK has been appointed to act as NOMAD for drinks distributor Blavod Wines & Spirits PLC. The SPARK team, which was formed a year ago by five senior […]

SPARK completes first sponsor assignment

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that following its approval by the UKLA as a Sponsor for Main Market companies, it has completed its first Sponsor assignment, acting as Sponsor to highly-regarded AIM-based venture capital trusts, Amati VCT plc and Amati VCT 2 plc. The VCTs, which are managed by Amati Global […]

SPARK obtains NOMAD status

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the London Stock Exchange to act as a nominated adviser for AIM Companies (“NOMAD”) with effect from 24 January, 2013. This follows UKLA approval to act as a Sponsor to Main Market companies granted in November 2012. Commenting on the […]

SPARK acts as independent financial advisor to Metnor Group plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that it acted as Rule 3 Advisor to the independent directors of Metnor Group plc (“the Company”) in the recent recommended £5m offer by TIMEC1308 Limited for all of the shares in the Company. The Offer was declared wholly unconditional in December 2012. Partners Neil Baldwin […]

SPARK obtains Sponsor approval

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that it has been informed by the UK Listing Authority that it has met the required conditions to enable SPARK to act as a Sponsor to companies listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Commenting on the news, Mark Brady of SPARK said […]

SPARK advises 600 Group on debt re-structuring and equity raise

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) has acted as financial advisor to 600 Group plc (“600 Group”) on its successful debt re-structuring and equity raise. 600 Group plc is a UK listed (AIM: SIXH) global supplier of machine tools, precision engineered components and laser marking equipment based in Leeds. Commenting on the transaction, Miriam Greenwood of […]

SPARK Advises management on £61m take-private of Morson Group

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) has advised MMGG Acquisition PLC, the vehicle established by the management team of Morson Group plc (“Morson”), on the successful £61m MBO and take-private of Morson. Established in 1969, Morson is the largest technical staffing company in the UK and provides technical contracting personnel to the aerospace and defence, nuclear […]

SPARK launches new independent corporate finance advisory business

The Partners are pleased to announce the formation of SPARK Advisory Partners, operating out of London and Leeds to provide independent advisory services to existing and prospective quoted companies, unquoted businesses and private equity investors. SPARK Advisory is owned by its founding partners, Matt Davis, Mark Brady, Neil Baldwin, Sean Wyndham-Quin and Miriam Greenwood.