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Sales & Research

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

Mining

 
John Meyer Partner, Head of Research, Head of Mining

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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. 

 
Simon Beardsmore Senior Research Analyst

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Simon is an experienced Mining Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the technical appraisal, project development, operational, management and finance aspects of the industry. Simon was a rated analyst at Evolution and part of the No. 1 mining team at Numis. Simon is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, a UK Chartered Engineer and was a senior member of the team which developed the Los Santos tungsten mine in Spain. Earlier in his career, Simon was a senior investment analyst for Consolidated Gold Fields and part of the development team for the Mahd adh Dahab gold mine in Saudi Arabia.

 
Sergey Raevskiy Research Analyst, Mining

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Before joining SP Angel, Sergey worked in Metals and Mining Research at Fairfax I.S. PLC. He holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from Cass Business School. Formerly Sergey completed BSc in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

 
James Mills Research Analyst, Mining

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James has a technical background in geology and geophysics, earning a MSci Geophysics from University of Southampton, which has been advanced by exploration experience across natural resources sectors - initially spanning the offshore oil and gas industry before a revitalised interest in mining drew him to the Royal School of Mines for a MSc in Metals and Energy Finance. James specialises in battery and technology metals, building on prior experience at a promising junior rare earth exploration company and Wood Mackenzie, a leader in commercial intelligence for the natural resources sector.

Oil & Gas

 
Zac Phillips Senior Research Analyst, Oil & Gas

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Zac is an O&G industry specialist with an extensive background in both industry and investment banking.  He has worked as head of Oil & Gas research at a number of specialist resource sector investment banks and has developed an extensive international O&G research coverage universe at Ambrian, Religare, FDC and as a director at Merrill Lynch in New York. Zac has a technical background including a PhD in Chemical Engineering combined with extensive oil industry experience in a variety of operational, commercial and financial roles. As a consultant, he has advised or worked with a large number of oil and gas companies, government entities, banks and financial investors covering a variety of international O&G jurisdictions.

Healthcare

 
Vadim Alexandre Head of Healthcare

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Vadim brings a wealth of sector knowledge to spearhead the Healthcare Team at SP Angel, after having established a strong reputation for supporting growing and developing healthcare companies in the UK. Prior to joining SP Angel in February 2019, he led the Healthcare Team at Northland Capital Partners in over twenty transaction in which over £140m of capital was raised. Vadim previously held roles at Daniel Stewart & Company, achieving a top Hemscott ranking by a number of clients, as well as other healthcare analysis roles in Montreal, Canada. Vadim holds a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology, and a Masters’ degree in Economics from McGill University.

 
Liam Gascoigne-Cohen Research Analyst, Healthcare

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Liam is building an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare capital markets industry, joining the Healthcare Team with strong industry experience. Liam joined SP Angel in February 2019, and previously held positions at Northland Capital Partners in Equity Research, and Inventiv Health where he worked as a Medical Communications Consultant for large-cap pharma Companies. Liam holds a BSc in Biology from Bristol University and a Masters’ in Biotechnology from Imperial College, London.

 

Technology

 
Phil Smith Senior Research Analyst, Technology

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Phil joined SP Angel in October 2012 following five years at Fairfax I.S. PLC. Prior to this, Phil spent 3 and a half years in generalist investment research with HB Markets and 2 and a half years as a technology sector equity analyst with Teather & Greenwood. He previously worked for 15 years in the semiconductor industry with Texas Instruments and Philips. He holds a BSc in Engineering Physics from Loughborough University.

Special Situations

 
Tania Maciver Special Situations Analyst

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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.

Sales

 
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.

 
Abigail Wayne Co-Head of Sales

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Abigail has over 12 years of experience in capital markets, focusing on IPOs and equity capital raisings for small and mid-cap companies. She joined SP Angel in February 2019 and previously held positions at Northland Capital Partners, FinnCap, Oriel Securities and Fox-Davies Capital. Abigail holds a BSc in Economics & Politics, a Certificate in Corporate Finance, Level 6 PCIAM and is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI.

 
Rob Rees Sales Director

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Rob has over 30 years of experience in capital markets. He joined SP Angel in February 2019, and previously held positions at Northland Capital Partners and Arden Partners focusing on IPOs and equity capital raisings. Prior to this he managed the UK Small Companies portfolio at Universities’ Superannuation Scheme Ltd. for 15 years, after working with Friends Provident and Prudential Bache Securities. Rob is an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP), and a member of the CFA Society UK.

 
Jonathan Williams Sales Director

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Jonathan joined SP Angel in June 2018. Following his graduation from Buckingham University in 1992, Jonathan begins his career in finance in Hong Kong, with Schroders and later Quest Securities. He returned to London in 1995 to work with BZW and later Paribas and Commerzbank, focusing on Equity and Equity linked institutional sales. In 2006, Jonathan moved into the small/midcap equity sector, with a strong foucs on Mining and Oil & Gas, most recently at RFC Ambrian, responsible for primary and secondary capital raising.