SPARK acts as Financial Adviser to Blake Holdings Ltd

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Financial Adviser to Blake Holdings Ltd (“Blake”) in respect of its proposed Mandatory Cash Offer to acquire the whole of the issued share capital of Hardy Oil & Gas plc (“Hardy”). This valued Hardy at £3.69 million

The Offer was declared unconditional in all respects on 21 January 2020.
Blake is a private limited company for the purpose of holding and managing investments within its investment portfolio.

SPARK acts as Sponsor to Draper Esprit VCT plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Sponsor to Draper Esprit VCT plc in respect of its proposed Offer for Subscription of £20m.

Since the investment manager, Elderstreet Investments Limited, formed a close association with Draper Esprit (“Draper”) in November 2016 the prospects of the VCT have been transformed. Draper Esprit VCT plc is now an investor in new technology led by an investment management team highly regarded and successful in knowledge intensive technologies. Over £28 million has been raised by the VCT and over £15 million invested in new technology companies.

SPARK acts as Sponsor to Downing ONE VCT plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Sponsor to Downing ONE VCT plc in respect of its proposed Offer for Subscription of £15m (with up to a further £25m over-allotment facility).

Downing ONE VCT is a well-established venture capital trust (VCT), created by the merger of six VCTs managed by Downing in November 2013, and is one of the larger VCTs in existence with net assets of in excess of £90 million and an existing portfolio of approximately 80 investments.

SPARK appointed as Corporate Adviser on NEX Exchange Growth Market

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited has been appointed Corporate Adviser on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. NEX is a public market for growth companies where they are able to issue both equity and debt products.

SPARK appointed as Nominated Adviser to Trafalgar Property Group plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has been appointed as Nominated Adviser to Trafalgar Property Group plc. Trafalgar is a developer of residential and assisted living property, and is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TRAF).

SPARK acts as Financial and Nominated Adviser to Integumen plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited is pleased to announce that it has acted as financial adviser to Integumen in its acquisition of Rinocloud Limited for £3m, along with a placing and subscription to raise c£2.5m to fund business development, settle legacy creditors and meet working capital requirements. In addition, Integumen has agreed measures to convert £0.8m of debt to equity, to dispose of the Company’s subsidiary, Visible Youth (and its subsidiaries) in line with a strategic review which eliminates circa £245,000 of future liabilities, and settled a legal dispute with various creditors.

SPARK acts as Sponsor to Cathay International Holdings Limited

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Sponsor to Cathay International Holdings Limited in respect of its Class 1 Disposal of USD 55m of shares in Shanghai listed Zhejiang Starry Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.