SPARK advises IMImobile plc on IPO

Spark Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is delighted to announce the successful AIM IPO and £30m fundraising of its client IMImobile plc. SPARK acted as financial and Nominated advisor to the company and its UK, Indian and US based venture capital shareholders. SPARK worked closely with the management team and shareholders to analyse and assess a variety of deal structures and concluded that an IPO would maximise value for the exiting shareholders and enhance the company’s ability to continue to grow both organically and through acquisitions.

Matt Davis, Partner, Spark Advisory Partners, commented: “The success of the IPO is testament to management’s strength and the exciting growth prospects of the company. As an independent corporate finance advisor, SPARK has been ideally placed to work with the company to evaluate the type of deal that supports management’s longer term business strategy. We look forward to continuing to work with IMImobile in the next stage of its development.

SPARK has been appointed as NOMAD to Concha plc and LZYE Group plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that has been appointed to act as Nominated Adviser and financial advisor to Concha plc and LZYE Group plc. This takes the number of clients for whom SPARK is acting as Nominated Adviser to seven.

SPARK act as Sponsor to PXP Vietnam Fund Limited

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Sponsor to the Board of PXP Vietnam Fund Limited in relation to a Placing and Open Offer of new C Shares to raise up to $134.5m for Company. The Offer comprises 20 million new C Shares at a price of $6.728 per C Share, being the latest announced Net Asset Value per Share of the Company.

SPARK advises Renew Holdings plc on acquisition

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”)is pleased to announce that it has advised Renew Holdings plc on its acquisition of Clarke Telecom Limited. Commenting on the transaction, Sean Wyndham-Quin of SPARK said “We are delighted to have been able to advise Renew on this strategic acquisition. The acquisition enhances Renew’s capabilities in the specialist engineering sector and is a excellent addition to the Renew Group.

SPARK acts for Independent Directors of Parkwood Holdings

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that it acted as Rule 3 Advisor to the independent directors of Parkwood Holdings plc (“the Company”) in the recommended £16m offer by Alston Acquisitions Limited – to be conducted by a Court sanctioned Scheme of Arrangement.

The Offer was announced on April 9 2014. Partners Neil Baldwin and Mark Brady worked on the transaction, which was the latest in SPARK’s long list of Takeover Code financial advisory roles since SPARK was formed.

SPARK advises Plastics Capital plc on its debt refinancing

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) acted as advisor to Plastics Capital plc on its debt re-financing. At the same time, Plastics Capital also announced the acquisition of Shengli Printing Science and Technology Co, Ltd.

Commenting, Faisal Rahmatallah, Executive Chairman, said: “We are delighted to announce the completion of the Shengli transaction and this refinancing with Barclays. The Shengli acquisition gives us a strong platform in China from which we can develop further. The new banking facility reduces the cash flow required to service our debt, pushes out any need for refinancing until 2018 and lowers our interest costs. All of these factors provide us with considerably more financial flexibility to facilitate continued investment and growth in shareholder value over the next few years.”

London office change of address

Our London office has moved to 5 St. John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BH.

SPARK acts for TyraTech, Inc in relation to its Placing and Subscription of new Common shares

SPARK Advisory Partners is pleased to announce that it has advised TyraTech, Inc. (AIM: TYR and TYRU) on its Placing and Subscription to raise £1.87 million. TyraTech, Inc., a natural life sciences company focusing on nature-derived insect and parasite control products, announces that it has conditionally raised £1.87 million before expenses by means of a placing and subscription of new shares in the capital of the Company. The funds raised will be used primarily to assist the successful launch of the Vamousse™ head lice product range in Walmart and other major US retailers.

SPARK has been appointed as NOMAD to MBL Group plc and TyraTech, Inc.

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to act for MBL Group plc and TyraTech, Inc as nominated adviser and financial advisor. Commenting on these appointments, Sean Wyndham–Quin, Partner, said “These appointments demonstrate our growing presence in the AIM market and the strength of our partner led service offering. We look forward to working with the management teams of both companies in the coming months and years.