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Partners & Senior Executives

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

John Mackay Partner, Co-Chairman

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John worked at Merrill Lynch for 10 years after obtaining an MBA at INSEAD in 1986. John then spent 5 years at HSBC departing as Deputy CEO of the Investment Banking Division to become Chief Executive of Seymour Pierce, during which time Seymour Pierce acted as Nomad and Broker for over 100 AIM admissions. At SP Angel he has focused particularly in the Real Estate and Logistics sectors having advised both publicly listed and privately owned property and logistics companies on strategic transactions, IPOs and fundraising.

Robert Johnson Partner, Co-Chairman

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Bob Johnson has been a serial entrepreneur for most of his professional career. His extensive knowledge and expertise in strategic advisory work, private and public transactions, and capital markets provides strong leadership and oversight in support of corporate development and growth.

Robert Wooldridge Partner, CEO

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Rob was a founding partner of SP Angel in 2006 and is currently CEO. He has over 20 years' investment banking experience advising clients across a range of industries and geographies. Prior to setting up SP Angel, he was Managing Director at HSBC Investment Bank responsible for the International Equity Capital Markets operation. Rob qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

John Meyer Partner, Head of Research

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John brings together a detailed knowledge of the mining industry, market strategy and economics through his city career. He is known for funding and analysis of smaller mining companies and for guiding these businesses through the market to greater capitalisation.

John has been ranked No.1 UK small cap metals and mining analyst eight times through his career and was ranked Extel No. 1 analyst for all UK smaller companies in 2006. John has worked for a number of leading securities house through his career building mining teams at three firms. John has also previously worked at Goldman Sachs, SocGen and Montagu Mining Finance, a specialist mining project finance group.

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 and 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. 

Richard Parlons Partner, Co-Head of Sales

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Richard joined SP Angel in October 2012, having been at Fairfax I.S. PLC since February 2010, and brings with him a wealth of experience in the small and mid cap sector. Richard started his institutional career at ING Barings before moving onto Corporate Synergy where he helped grow their small cap franchise and was involved in numerous placings and IPOs. Richard then similarly worked on a number of transactions at Libertas Capital followed by a short spell at Novus Capital. Richard brings with him some excellent relationships with UK institutional clients, hedge funds, VCT's and private client brokers. 

Tania Maciver COO

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Tania joined SP Angel in February 2019. She has over 20 years of experience in capital markets, more recently in the UK, and primarily in Canada and the US, both on the buy side and the sell side. Tania holds a Masters’ in Finance from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a BSc in Economics & Business from York University, and a BSc in Life Sciences from Queens University. She is a member of the CFA Society UK, and a certificate in not-for-profit board directorships from the ICD in Canada.

Tim Jenkins Head of Compliance

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Tim joined SP Angel in May 2015. Tim has over 20 years’ experience as a compliance professional. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he began his career at The Securities Association (an early predecessor of FCA) before moving into the investment banking and securities sector working for a variety of large and small houses (Nomura, SG Warburg, KBC Financial Products).