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Corporate Finance

The team combines individuals with extensive investment banking experience, gained across a wide range of sectors and transaction types.

Ewan Leggat Partner, Managing Partner

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As a Partner of SP Angel, Ewan is primarily focused on business development and the provision of corporate finance advice. Whilst Ewan is best known as a specialist in the mining sector, he has a broad range of sector experience.

Ewan previously led the Nomad function at SP Angel, having successfully transferred a team of people and clients to SP Angel in 2012, whilst also leading the process to establish SP Angel as a Nomad Firm.

Prior to joining SP Angel, Ewan spent six years in Corporate Finance at Fairfax I.S. PLC, where he helped to establish the general equities and mining business from its beginning, and subsequently headed up the corporate finance side of the equities business. Before that, Ewan spent a year with US Broker Stifel Nicolaus and five years at Seymour Pierce.

Ewan has a degree in law and a diploma in legal practice from the University of Glasgow, and worked as an international tax consultant for several years prior to his corporate finance career.

Jeff Keating Partner, Head of Corporate Finance

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Jeff has over 30 years' corporate finance experience in both the public and private markets advising on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, M&A and private equity transactions, and providing guidance to growing companies. Jeff has previously worked at Singer Capital Markets (as joint head of corporate finance), Landsbanki Securities / Teather & Greenwood (including roles as joint head and head of corporate finance), and at Smith & Williamson where he was a corporate finance partner for twelve years. He has a degree in Banking and Finance and qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Whinney. Jeff has undertaken expert witness work in relation to AIM and is currently a member of the London Stock Exchange's AIM Advisory Group.

Bruce Fraser Director

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Bruce joined SP Angel in December 2009. He has over 20 years of experience as an investment banker and advisor with significant origination and execution experience in loan markets, securitization, structured finance, private equity, corporate and debt restructuring and proprietary investment. He has worked across the EMEA region, USA, Australia and Asia. Previous employment includes senior management roles at Mizuho Corporate Bank, Banque Brussels Lambert and State Bank of NSW. Bruce holds an MSc Finance from London Business School.

Stuart Gledhill Director

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Stuart has a decade of experience in advising both UK and international companies from FTSE250 to small AIM businesses and across a variety of sectors in their dealings in the UK equity capital markets. Stuart started his career at BDO Stoy Hayward, latterly in their Corporate Finance department, where he achieved his ACA. Stuart then joined Panmure Gordon & Co plc where he spent six years in the corporate finance team becoming a Qualified Executive for the provision of advice to AIM traded companies. In 2011 Stuart joined Fairfax I.S. PLC ahead of the team move to SP Angel in 2012. During his career Stuart has worked on numerous transactions including IPOs (AIM, Main Market and international dual listings), Secondary fundraisings, M&A (public, private and public to private) and a variety of corporate restructurings.

David Hignell Director

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David has over 12 years of experience in capital markets focusing on advising AIM quoted companies, market listings, financial promotions and M&A transactions. He has broad sector experience, including mining, healthcare and life sciences, technology and consumer goods. Prior to joining SP Angel in February 2019, David held positions with Northland Capital Partners, Grant Thornton UK LLP, after having qualified as an accountant in 2006 with PricewaterhouseCoopers UK LLP. David holds a degree in Economics from Durham University, and is a Certified Accountant and member of the ICAS.

Matthew Johnson Director

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Matthew has over 12 years of experience in capital markets focusing on advising AIM quoted companies, market listings, financial promotions and M&A transactions. He has worked on numerous transactions in a variety of sectors including healthcare, technology and natural resources. Prior to joining SP Angel in February 2019, Matthew held positions at Northland Capital Partners, Westhouse Securities and Baker Tilly. Matthew has a degree in Business Studies, an MBA from the University of Bradford School of Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Richard Morrison Director

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Richard has nearly 20 years of investment banking experience, in asset management, corporate finance and equity capital markets. He has experience in advising British and international companies with operations in Europe, Africa, America and the Far East. Richard previously worked for Westhouse Securities and RFC Ambrian (where he specialised in the natural resources sector) having commenced his career at Morgan Grenfell. Richard graduated from the University of Warwick with a Masters in International Political Economy and holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance from the ICAEW.

Richard Hail Oil & Gas Adviser

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Richard is an Oil and Gas industry specialist with extensive international experience of financial advisory, M&A advisory, Oil & Gas asset acquisition and divestiture, valuation and equity capital markets in relation to the Oil & Gas sector. He has worked in O&G teams at SG Warburg, Flemings, JP Morgan and ABN Amro where he gained broad experience in UK, Australian, Canadian and Asian markets. Richard has also led the start-up of a number of O&G investment banking advisory boutiques. He graduated in Chemical Engineering and worked in Industry as a Petroleum Engineer prior to completing an MBA and specialising in Investment Banking / O&G advisory.

Caroline Rowe Associate Director

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Caroline joined SP Angel in January 2016 as an Executive in the Corporate Finance department. Prior to this, Caroline spent three years at Ernst & Young, as an auditor in the Financial Services sector, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Caroline holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick.

Charlie Bouverat Associate

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Charlie joined SP Angel as an intern in June 2013 and spent two and a half years working within the Corporate Finance department as an Executive. Following this he spent two years at Whitman Howard working in their Corporate Finance department. Charlie re-joined SP Angel as an Associate in September 2017. Charlie has a BA in History from University College London.

Soltan Tagiev Associate

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Soltan joined SP Angel in January 2016 as an Executive in the Corporate Finance department. Prior to this, Soltan spent a year as an analyst at London Bridge Capital, an infrastructure focused corporate finance firm. Before this, he also interned at UBS and N+1 Singer. Soltan holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex. Soltan is a CFA Charterholder.

Aleksey Tsukanov Debt Restructuring & Workout

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Aleksey is a restructuring and workout specialist with 15 years’ experience of capital recovery in Europe, Russia & the CIS. His experience spans more than 30 distressed projects in the real estate, food processing, power generation, metals & mining, petrochemicals, shipping and aviation industries. Aleksey has also served as a board director of UK and Dutch companies. Prior to working with SP Angel, he was employed by Resolution Capital Management (a distressed asset specialist) and previously worked at Barclays Capital, Standard Bank, EBRD and a private investment firm. Aleksey holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, Ms in International Economic Relations from Kiev Institute of International Relations and Ms in Civil Engineering from Kiev University of Building and Architecture.