The Company’s strategic aim is to drive shareholder value through the acquisition of target companies in certain sectors where the Directors believe there to be sustainable growth opportunities both organically, and through acquisition.
In particular, sectors of focus include gaming, media and entertainment, software and technology, industrials and business services. Where target companies are acquired, the Directors and incoming management teams will seek to drive operational improvements and best practice to unlock revenue and cost synergies.
David has over 36 years’ experience in investment markets, serving as Chairman in executive and non-executive capacities for a number of public and private companies. He has overseen the development of these companies, raising in excess of £1 billion of capital to support both organic and acquisitive growth initiatives.
David was the original founder of Marwyn Capital LLP, the award-winning investment management company. David was also formerly Chairman of Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), Zetar plc, and Oxford BioDynamics Plc (AIM: OBD), and non-executive director of Breedon Group plc (AIM: BREE). He currently serves as Non-executive Chairman of the AIM-quoted cyber security business, Shearwater Group plc (AIM: SWG).
Giles has more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership and financial roles in multiple household name businesses, and is currently Chief Financial Officer and a board director of IG Design Group plc (AIM: IGR), the world’s largest consumer gift packaging organisation.
Prior to his role at IG Design Group, Giles was Chief Financial Officer of Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), having joined prior to its admission to trading on AIM in 2007, during which time the business grew organically and through acquisitions to a market capitalisation of over £1 billion, becoming a FTSE250 premium listed organisation. He was also formerly Director of Group Finance at J Sainsbury plc and qualified as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
During his extensive career, Giles has completed numerous corporate acquisitions as part of buy-and-build strategies, acquiring private and publicly listed companies, stepping companies up from AIM to the Main Market, as well as leading on equity and debt financings in support of organic growth and acquisition activity.
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