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Press Releases

17/04/2013

Espirito Santo Investment Bank honored with the award of Best M&A House in Portugal

EMEA Finance awarded Espirito Santo Investment Bank as Best M&A House in Portugal for 2012, having highlighted the overall performance of the Bank in Mergers & Acquisitions

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17/01/2013

Espírito Santo Investment Bank makes senior hires as part of expansion drive

Espirito Santo Investment Bank has made a number of senior hires in banking and research, as it continues to develop its capital markets division to provide services to key targets in Europe and globally.

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01/03/2012

Espirito Santo Investment Bank launches coverage on South African equity markets through a strategic partnership with local research house and stockbroker Avior Research

Espirito Santo Investment bank has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Avior Research in South Africa to jointly develop international distribution and trading of South African equities. Avior is a well-known independent, highly ranked, research house in South Africa which has the largest coverage of South African stocks through a team of 20 research analysts. Avior also covers several other Sub-Saharan African markets. Avior Research is based in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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16/01/2012

Espírito Santo Investment Bank hosts its first Pan-Iberian Conference in London

Espirito Santo Investment Bank is hosting the first Pan-Iberian Conference in London on 17th and 18th of January. 26 companies are confirmed participating.

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16/12/2011

Espírito Santo Investment Bank Charity Trading Day raises over £400,000

Espírito Santo Investment Bank’s Charity Trading Day held on the 17th November has raised more than £400,000 for the Execution Charitable Trust. The sum brings the total amount raised for the trust to more than £10 million over 10 years.

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11/11/2011

Espírito Santo Investment Bank to hold Charity Trading Day, on the 17th of November, 2011

Espirito Santo Investment Bank is proud to announce that on Thursday, the 17th of November, will be our 10th annual Charity Trading Day.

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20/06/2011

Espírito Santo Investment Bank strengthens its Equities offering by launching a UK Market Making platform

Effective today, Espírito Santo Investment Bank (“Espírito Santo”), through its majority controlled entity Execution Noble Limited, will commence making markets in a broad constituency of the UK Mid & Small Cap market. We aim to provide increased liquidity and effective price making to our clients.

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09/05/2011

Espírito Santo Investment Bank continues to expand research team with the appointment of Andrew Lim

Espírito Santo Investment Bank (“Espírito Santo”) announces the appointment of Andrew Lim as an analyst in the Banking team as the bank continues to enhance and expand its sector research expertise and capabilities in European equities.

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04/04/2011

Espírito Santo Investment Bank expands research team in Real Estate and Financial Services

Espírito Santo Investment Bank (“Espírito Santo”) announces two new analyst appointments as the bank continues to enhance and expand its sector research expertise and capabilities in European equities.

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17/03/2011

Anthony Fry joins Espírito Santo Investment Bank

Espírito Santo Investment Bank is delighted to announce that Anthony Fry has joined the firm. Anthony will act as Chairman of Espírito Santo’s UK Investment Banking operations and a senior adviser to the Board of Espírito Santo Investment Bank.

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09/03/2011

Shaftesbury PLC raises £102 million in institutional placing

Shaftesbury PLC has raised £102m through the placement of 22.7m new ordinary shares with institutions at a price of 450 pence per share.

14/01/2011

Espirito Santo Investment Bank appointed as joint corporate broker to Workspace Group

Espírito Santo Investment Bank (BESI) is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as joint corporate broker to Workspace Group PLC, the leading provider of space to SMEs across London.

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05/01/2011

Simon McEvoy to head Mid and Small Cap Market Making at Espirito Santo Investment Bank

Espírito Santo Investment Bank (BESI), the international investment banking group, has hired Simon McEvoy to head its newly-established Mid and Small Cap market making operations.

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10/12/2010

Execution Noble acts as Co-Lead manager on Flybe Group PLC IPO

Execution Noble, the international investment bank, is pleased to announce its role as Co-Lead Manager on the successful Initial Public Offering of Flybe Group PLC (“Flybe”) on the Main List of the London Stock Exchange (Ticker FLYB.L).

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09/12/2010

Execution Noble advises Applus+ Group on takeover of Velosi

Execution Noble is advising Applus+ Group, a company controlled by Carlyle, the global buyout firm, on its takeover of AIM-listed Velosi for £87.8 million.

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06/12/2010

Garreth Hodgson appointed Head of Equities for Espirito Santo Investment Bank in North America

Garreth Hodgson has been appointed Head of Equities for Espirito Santo Investment Bank in North America. Espirito Santo Investment Bank recently announced its acquisition of 50.1% of the UK-based international investment bank Execution Noble, where Mr Hodgson was a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Global Equities. He will take up this new role in the New York office from January 2011.

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30/11/2010

Espirito Santo Investment Bank acquires 50.1% in Execution Noble

Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento S.A (‘Espirito Santo Investment Bank’ or ‘BESI’), the Lisbon-based investment banking arm of the Banco Espirito Santo Group (“BES Group”), and Execution Holdings Limited known as Execution Noble, are pleased to announce the completion of the recommended offer by BESI to acquire a 50.1% stake through Espirito Santo Investment Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of BESI, having received approval from the relevant regulatory authorities in Portugal, the UK, Jersey, Hong Kong and the US.

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24/11/2010

Execution Noble Joint Bookrunner in £110m Burford Capital Placing

Execution Noble, the international investment banking group, acted as joint bookrunner in raising £110 million through a placing of 100 million shares at 110p in Burford Capital, the commercial dispute investor.

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30/09/2010

Execution Noble advises IQE plc on Fundraising and Acquisition

Execution Noble, the international investment banking group, acted as Bookrunner, Nominated Adviser and Broker in the placing of 65 million new ordinary shares to raise £20.8 million, before expenses, for IQE plc.

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18/08/2010

Burford Capital appoints Execution Noble as joint broker

Execution Noble, the international investment bank, has been appointed as joint broker for Burford Capital Limited (LSE:BUR), the commercial dispute investor, with immediate effect.

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03/08/2010

Execution Noble appointed sole corporate broker to Ted Baker plc

Ted Baker PLC (mkt cap £219m), the British designer brand, today announced that Execution Noble has been appointed as sole corporate broker to the company with immediate effect.

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10/06/2010

Execution Noble advises UK Commercial Property Trust Limited on its recommended merger with F&C Commercial Property Trust Limited

Execution Noble, the international investment bank and stockbroking firm, has been appointed sole financial adviser to UKCPT in its proposed recommended acquisition of the assets of FCPT through a voluntary solvent liquidation of FCPT.

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02/06/2010

Execution Noble expands its Paris office with Equities hires

Execution Noble, the international investment banking group is expanding its presence in France with the appointment of two senior equity sales specialists for its Paris office. The new appointments are part of Execution Noble's plans to expand its French operation to service clients across continental Europe.

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01/06/2010

Fund managers expecting profits to rise in small and mid-sized companies

A large majority (70%) of fund managers and buy-side analysts that have an interest in small and mid-sized companies expect corporate profitability among these companies to increase over the next year, and over half expect this rise to be accompanied by an increase in operating margins, according to a survey by Execution Noble, the international investment banking group, and TNS.

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17/05/2010

Board Change

Simon Brookhouse, Chief Executive Officer of Execution Noble, the investment banking group, will be leaving the group to pursue other business interests.

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21/04/2010

Execution Noble appointed Corporate Broker to GlobeOp Financial Services SA

GlobeOp Financial Services SA (mkt cap £240m) announced after market close 20.04.2010 that Execution Noble has been appointed as Joint Corporate Broker to the company alongside Merrill Lynch International with immediate effect.

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31/03/2010

Execution Noble continues expansion of US derivatives

Execution Noble LLC announced that it has hired Kimbily DiSpigna as an Equity Derivatives Sales specialist to further build out the firm’s US Derivatives business.

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24/03/2010

Increasing infrastructure investment could lead to double digit growth for India

The City of London and Execution Noble today launched a paper outlining challenges and issues faced by foreign and domestic participants in Indian infrastructure development. The paper presents a series of recommendations to address the challenges of investing in and ultimately completing infrastructure projects in India.

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15/03/2010

Execution Noble continues expansion in Energy Sector

Hires Thomas A. Rinaldi as Senior Energy Desk Analyst

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05/03/2010

Execution Noble appointed corporate broker to SVG Capital PLC

Execution Noble, the international investment bank and stockbroking firm, has been appointed Joint corporate broker to SVG Capital PLC, the private equity and fund management business.

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10/02/2010

Execution Noble hires Richard Crawley as Director of Corporate Broking

Execution Noble, the international investment bank and stockbroking firm, has hired Richard Crawley as a Director of Corporate Broking.

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08/02/2010

Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento proposed acquisition of controlling stake in Execution Noble to create a new international investment banking leader

LONDON, February 8th, 2010 – The Boards of Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento S.A (‘BESI’), the Lisbon based investment bank of the Banco Espirito Santo (BES) Group, and Execution Holdings Limited (‘Execution Noble’), now known as Execution Noble, the international investment banking group, are pleased to announce that they have agreed terms of a recommended offer for BESI to acquire a 50.1% stake. The senior management and staff of Execution Noble will remain significant shareholders in the business.

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06/02/2010

Execution Noble formed after receiving FSA approval

Execution Noble, the international investment bank and stockbroking firm, is officially launched today after receiving approval from the Financial Services Authority following the merger between Execution Holdings Limited and Noble Group Holdings Limited announced in December last year.

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04/02/2010

All conditions relating to the offer for Noble Group Holdings Limited have been met, and the transaction completed on 1 February 2010

18/12/2009

Execution and Noble to Create a New Force in International Investment Banking to be known as Execution Noble

LONDON, December 18, 2009 - The Boards of Execution Holdings Limited (‘Execution’), the full-service agency broker, and Noble Group Holdings Limited (‘Noble’), a leading independent mid-and small cap specialist investment bank, are pleased to announce an agreed offer for Noble by Execution. The enlarged group will be called Execution Noble. The offer is subject to the consent of the Financial Services Authority.

07/12/2009

Execution Ltd Expands Utilities Team with Two New Appointments

LONDON, 7 December 2009 - Execution Ltd, the agency broker, has further expanded its fast growing equities research team with appointments of Andrew Fisher and Tom Lees to join its utilities team.

23/11/2009

Execution Ltd Boosts Reinsurance Team with Tony Pointing Appointment

Execution Ltd has boosted the capability of its Lloyd’s reinsurance broker with the appointment of Tony Pointing at Execution Insurance Products.

12/11/2009

Noble appointed Joint Corporate Broker to AGA Rangemaster Group plc

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as Joint Corporate Broker to AGA Rangemaster Group alongside Numis.

12/11/2009

Execution Ltd Boosts Research Team with Lawson Steele Appointment

Execution Ltd, the agency broker, has boosted its fast growing equities research team with the appointment of Lawson Steele as head of power research, to lead the firm’s utilities coverage.

22/10/2009

DTZ wins Best Performing Listed Firm in the MPF/Noble Professional Services Index at the MPF European Practice Management Awards

The Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF), a members′ association dedicated to enhancing the status of management in professional firms, and Noble the research-led independent investment bank dedicated to mid and small cap companies, are delighted to announce that DTZ has been awarded Best Performing Listed Firm in the MFP/Noble Professional Services Index calculated by Standard & Poor’s (“MPF/Noble Index”) at the MPF European Practice Management Awards last night

12/10/2009

Noble appointed joint broker to ImmuPharma PLC

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is delighted to announce the appointment as Joint Broker to ImmuPharma.

05/10/2009

Noble appointed Joint Corporate Broker to Shaftesbury PLC

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has been appoiinted Joint Corporate Broker to Shaftesbury PLC alongside JP Morgan, Cazenove and Merrill Lynch

28/09/2009

Noble appoints Scott Evans as Head of Research

Noble continues expansion of its Equities business

14/09/2009

MPF/Noble Professional Services Index is upgraded to a real time index

Standard & Poor's to calculate the Index

29/07/2009

Noble voted UK Small to Medium Investment Bank of the Year

Noble voted UK Small to Medium Investment Bank of the Year and UK Small Cap Nomad of the Year in ACQ Global Awards 2009

27/07/2009

Noble Continues Expansion of Equities Business

Noble expands its Equities business and launches retail sector coverage

17/07/2009

Noble is ranked in 2009 Extel Awards

Highest new entrant at 13

02/07/2009

Noble and City of London launch Whitepaper on India's Response to Credit Crisis which calls for Financial Sector Reform

Noble, the research-led Anglo-Indian independent investment bank dedicated to small and mid-cap companies, together with City of London Corporation, a unique organisation which supports and promotes London as the world leader in international finance and business services, today published a Whitepaper titled, “Life after the Great Escape: how India needs to use the global credit crisis as a platform for reform”.

22/06/2009

Noble appointed Broker to India Hospitality Corp.

Noble, the research-led Anglo-Indian independent investment bank, dedicated to small and mid cap companies is delighted to announce the appointment as Broker to India Hospitality Corp. (LSE:IHC)

17/06/2009

Noble appoints Charles Ashton as Finance Director

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank focused on small and mid-cap companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Ashton as Finance Director and member of the Group Board

12/06/2009

Noble to act as NOMAD on AIM Italia

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank specialising in mid and small cap companies, is delighted to announce that it has been approved by Borsa Italiana to act as Nominated Adviser on AIM Italia,

04/06/2009

Noble appointed corporate broker to Prodesse Investment Ltd

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as Joint Corporate Broker to Prodesse Investment Limited.

27/04/2009

Noble expands corporate broking team

Noble, the independent investment bank focused on small and mid-cap companies, is delighted to announce the expansion of its corporate broking team with the appointments of Peter Tracey and John Millar (both ex Merrill Lynch) as co-heads of Corporate Broking and Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and James Staveley (ex Citigroup) as Associate Director.

20/04/2009

Noble forms strategic alliance with UBS in India

Noble, the research led Anglo-Indian investment bank specialising in mid and small cap companies, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with UBS in India relating to their Indian equities activities.

01/04/2009

Noble appointed broker to Lipoxen

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is delighted to announce the appointment as Joint Broker to Lipoxen alongside Singer Capital Markets.

30/03/2009

Noble appointed NOMAD to Proteome Sciences Plc

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is delighted to announce the appointment as Nominated Adviser and Broker to Proteome Sciences Plc.

23/03/2009

Noble launches Professional Services Index

Noble in association with Managing Partners Forum (MPF) launches the first ever professional services index for investors. Near-invisible sector worth 8% of UK GDP* An index of professional services firms listed on the London Stock Exchange, the first of its kind, has been launched today by Noble and the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF). The MPF Professional Services Index (‘the Index’), compiled by Noble, seeks to build the profile of the professional services industry as an investment opportunity. In total, the Index has a valuation of £3.9 billion*.

05/02/2009

Noble launches Nemo - a dedicated UK and Indian expert network

Noble, the research led Anglo-Indian investment bank specialising in mid and small cap companies, today announces that it has launched Nemo, a network of experts providing targeted insights to the investment community.

20/11/2008

Noble appoints Jeremy McKeown as Head of Sales

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank that specialises in mid and small cap companies in the UK and India, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy McKeown as Head of Sales, to further strengthen the UK Equities team.

01/10/2008

Business Leaders, Opinion Formers and Commentators are brought together on Noble's Advisory Board

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is delighted to announce the formation of the Noble Advisory Board which has been formed in order to share ideas and to generate opportunities for investment banking and investment management.

09/09/2008

Noble to offer research on Indian mid caps to international institutions - Investment Bank highlights huge growth potential of Indian mid-cap stocks

Noble the research led British investment bank specialising in small and mid cap companies today announces the launch of a ground-breaking new research offering to institutional clients.

28/07/2008

UK Smaller Companies Fund Moves to Noble

Noble today announces the successful transfer of British Smaller Companies Fund, previously managed by First State, to Capita.

02/07/2008

Laura Mould and Paul Beamont join Noble from Merrill Lynch

Noble, the research-led independent investment bank, is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Mould and Paul Beamont to run sales trading at Noble.

21/05/2008

Noble announces acquisition of Clear Capital

Noble, the UK investment banking group today announced the acquisition of Clear Capital, a leading research firm focused on the small and mid-cap equity market.

08/05/2008

Noble plugs AIM Research Gap with New Report

Noble, the independent UK investment banking group, has addressed what it describes as an 'unwarranted gap' in research on London's Alternative Investment Market ('AIM'), by producing a significant new report, The Anatomy of AIM. This publication, containing independently commissioned analysis, provides an unprecedented, in-depth dissection of the trends, prospects and properties of the market.

01/05/2008

Noble Fund Managers announces the final close for second Venture finance Fund

Noble Fund Managers today announces the final close of its second venture finance fund, Noble Venture Finance II L.P. ('NVF II'), having reached the target for the fund of '100 million. The fund is more than twice the size of its predecessor, which was raised in 2003. Including reinvestment, the fund will be able to commit as much as '350 million over its lifespan...

01/04/2008

Noble secures strategic investor

Noble Group Ltd (Noble), the independent UK investment banking group, today announced that the ARCH Group (ARCH) has taken a minority stake in the business. This concludes a series of developments which form the basis of Noble's future plans'

04/01/2008

Noble Fund Managers appoints RBS' Bruce McLaren to be Chief Investment Officer

Noble Fund Managers (Noble) is delighted to announce the appointment of Bruce McLaren, formally Managing Director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Equity Finance team to the position of Chief Investment Officer. The announcement follows Noble's recent appointment of Paul Toon to Head of Unquoted Investments...

13/11/2007

Noble Group strengthens its Board with the appointment of new Non Executive Directors - Keith Jones of Morley and Stephen Curran of Candover

Noble Group, the independent UK investment bank, today announces the addition of Stephen Curran and Keith Jones to its board as non-Exec Directors...

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