Shore wins seven top five rankings in Extel’s 2015 survey

8 June 2015

Shore Capital Group Limited

(“Shore Capital,” or the “Company”)

Shore wins seven top five rankings, including two firsts in Extel’s 2015 survey


Shore Capital, the independent investment group specialising in equity capital markets, principal finance and alternative asset management, welcomed Extel’s 2015 survey results in which it ranked sixth overall in the UK Small & Mid-Cap brokers.

Once again the quality of Shore Capital’s research team shone through in 2015’s rankings, with its 18 analysts punching well above their weight: on average the top five UK Small & Mid-Cap brokers, as analysed by Extel, have more than twice the number the of analysts (37) than Shore Capital.

Extel ranked Shore Capital in the top five for seven of its coverage sectors, comprising: insurance (1st); retail (1st), consumer goods (3rd); leisure and gaming (4th); UK strategy (3rd); financials (5th); and healthcare (5th). The Company’s remaining three top 10 placings were: transport and logistics; construction; and support services. The Company’s sales team climbed two places, ranking 6th in 2015.

As well as taking first places in retail and insurance, fund managers ranked Clive Black 7th and Eamonn Flanagan 15th for the whole market.

Commenting on the awards, Dr. Clive Black, Head of Research at Shore Capital, said: “This year’s excellent Extel survey results reflect a strong performance in 2014. This is another endorsement by fund managers of Shore Capital’s approach to equity research, showing they appreciate its fundamental nature with in-depth company analysis as well as sector and thematic perspectives.”

Simon Fine, Chief Executive of Shore Capital Markets, said: “I am delighted that our sales and research team’s hard work has been recognised by investors. In the last year, Shore Capital has participated in several high profile transactions which have raised in excess of £2.5bn over the last 18-months across a variety of sectors and is continuing to make strong progress.”

Shore Capital has developed a strong presence in the UK corporate market with notable deal flow and activity. In the consumer sector Shore Capital was involved in the IPO’s of both Poundland and SSP; the Premier Foods restructuring and fundraising; added N Brown Group to its list of brokerships; and more recently acting as joint bookrunner to the Applegreen IPO. In other sectors Shore Capital has recently acted as follows: in technology the IPO’s and subsequent activity by SafeCharge, Market

Tech and Crossrider; in healthcare on the IPOs of RedX and Circassia, in addition to gaining the Biofontera and Vernalis brokerships; in financials as broker to the AJ Bell placing; in energy on the IPO and subsequent fundraises by NextEnergy; and in transport appointed broker to Menzies.

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For further information contact:

Shore Capital

 Simon Fine  +44 20 7408 4050
 Dr. Clive Black  +44 151 600 3700

Bell Pottinger

 Olly Scott  +44 20 3772 2500
 Zoë Pocock  


About Extel

Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the investment community throughout Europe and Asia, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. Extel Europe is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 75 countries casting more than 700,000 individual votes. All rankings in Extel are based purely on weighted votes from the investment community. The scope and branding of Extel is widely recognised by brokerage firms, asset managers and corporates alike.

About Shore Capital

Shore Capital is an AIM-listed independent investment group. Founded and owned by entrepreneurs, for nearly three decades Shore Capital has been helping entrepreneurial businesses reach their full potential, find committed long term investors and develop into significant enterprises. The business offers innovative corporate advice; a leading market-making business; some of the most respected investment research available in the UK; and a diverse range of high quality investment opportunities, including its hugely successful VCTs and principal finance activities. It’s a business founded on four simple values – integrity, drive, competence and trust.

The Group is based in Guernsey, London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Berlin. Shore Capital Limited, Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited and Shore Capital and Corporate Limited are each authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited is a member of the London Stock Exchange.

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