Team

markMark Harden

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate and project finance, reorganisations, all kinds of partnerships, contracts for the sale of goods and services, outsourcing, distribution and franchising agreements and international trade. Mark has 17 years’ experience as a solicitor; prior to that, he spent 10 years in the electronics industry, including two years in a commercial management position working on broadcasting and defence communication projects. In addition to his experience in engineering, manufacturing and technology, Mark regularly advises in the financial services, energy, transportation, hotels and leisure sectors. A high proportion of the transactions Mark advises on have an international dimension to them and he has many overseas clients, including a number in the CIS.

Mark has recently advised on:

  • The setting up of a satellite broadcasting joint venture.
  • The purchase of a leading research and development company in the engineering sector.
  • The acquisition of a substantial interest in a civil engineering company.
  • A framework agreement for the development of an international tourist resort in Georgia which is to include a number of hotels, a marina, sports facilities, a retail mall and a convention centre.
  • The sale of an insurance company.
  • The sale of a chauffeur company.
  • The purchase of a management training business.

 

 

michaelMichael Clay

Michael has over 40 years of experience in international commodity trade and a history in international marketing. His profile means that companies with viable business opportunities will approach him for credible financing and investment solutions, while investors will know that he will have a number of profitable opportunities requiring investment.
In the commodity trade he remains very active in the petroleum industry, agriculture and rare minerals and metals, and has allocations from end producers and refineries.
Michael is UK Chairman and a Member of the Board of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.

In the commodity trade he remains very active in the petroleum industry, agriculture and rare minerals and metals, and has allocations from end producers and refineries. Michael is UK Chairman and a Member of the Board of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.

 

richardRichard Robinson

RR is a former Director at RD Capital Partners and commodities broker with a natural flair in bringing people and deals together. RR’s responsibility is to originate and attract deals from the buy-side by matching them to our existing sell-side opportunities.

 

 

seanSean H. Drake

Sean is an Investment Professional and an Entrepreneur who plays an integral role on the board of several companies both in an executive and non-executive capacity. He is extremely well travelled, and has a fresh modern take on the corporate world, as well as a firm grounding in the established realm of M&A, Corporate finance & Private Equity transactions. His experience and relationships also spans across a number of countries and jurisdictions including Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, South Korea, North America and Eastern and Western Europe.

As well as his close association with investment firms globally, Sean is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (ACSI) and an “Approved Person” by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulatory Authority in London. His entrepreneurial flair and operational expertise all reinforce the success that he enjoys in his thriving portfolio companies.