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 appointed as Nominated Adviser to ImmuPharma plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has been appointed as Nominated Adviser to ImmuPharma plc.

ImmuPharma plc is a specialist drug discovery and development company headquartered in London and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IMM). Its research operations are in France. ImmuPharma is dedicated to the development of novel drugs, largely based on peptide therapeutics, to treat serious medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases characterised by high unmet medical need, low marketing costs and relatively low development costs.

SPARK acts as Sponsor to Downing FOUR VCT plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Sponsor to Officially Listed Downing FOUR VCT plc in respect of its Offer for Subscription of up to 22 million Generalist Shares and 11.5 million Healthcare Shares to raise up to £30.5 million (together with an over-allotment facility for up to a further 22 million Generalist Shares and 22.9 million Healthcare Shares).

SPARK appointed as Nominated Adviser to Cenkos Securities plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has been appointed as nominated adviser to Cenkos Securities plc.

Cenkos (AIM ticker: CNKS) is an independent specialist securities firm focussed on UK small and mid-cap companies and investment funds.

SPARK acts as Financial Adviser and Nominated Adviser to Trinity Exploration & Production plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as financial adviser aand nominated adviser in relation to Trinity’s Placing and Offer to raise $20 million. SPARK acted alongside bookrunners Cenkos Securities plc and Whitman Howard Limited.

Trinity’s fundraising will be used for capital expenditure and associated infrastructure investment to accelerate its onshore drilling programme, and repayment of debt.

SPARK acts as Financial and Nominated Adviser to Block Energy plc

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (“SPARK”) is pleased to announce it has acted as Financial and Nominated Adviser to Block Energy plc in respect of its Admission to trading on AIM.

Block is an exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, which has successfully completed a £5 million placing and subscription to accompany its Initial Public Offering.