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Stout Expands Investment Banking Operations With Office in London

London, 7 January 2020

Stout announced today it has opened its newest office in the United Kingdom. Based in London, Stout’s fifth location in Europe will provide access to the domestic merger and acquisition (M&A) market and bolster transaction coverage in the Nordic and Western European markets.

In conjunction with this announcement, Stout welcomes an experienced investment banking team formerly operating as Park Partners Ltd and led by new Stout Managing Director, Jon Howells. Howells founded Park Partners in London in 2013 after previously holding positions as Head of the European Transportation and Business Services team at Lazard, where he spent 15 years advising on M&A, IPO, and restructuring transactions, and as Managing Director at Capstan Capital Partners. Under Howells’ leadership, Park Partners has expanded to provide M&A, capital-raising, and restructuring advisory services to clients predominantly in the maritime, technology, industrials, transportation and logistics, and oil and gas sectors. In addition to Jon Howells, other senior bankers joining Stout include Peter Ahlås, Santiago Izaguirre, Aran Williams, Simon Dunn, Ed Matthews, and Sven Garås.

“We’re excited to join the Stout team and be part of all a global firm encompasses,” said Jon Howells. “Stout boasts deep investment banking and financial advisory expertise across a wide variety of industries. We have established a meaningful market presence and developed strong relationships in the United Kingdom and Nordics, and our clients can now benefit from Stout’s reach across North America, Europe, and Asia. We look forward to helping the firm participate in the growing cross-border activity with the highest quality independent advice.”

“On the back of another year of record growth, Stout is committed to establishing a strong global footprint, and the United Kingdom is an essential market,” said Nick Jachim, Head of Stout’s Investment Banking Group. “Despite Brexit uncertainty, the U.K. remains a pivotal destination for U.S. companies looking to both acquire and sell. We expect the robust private equity market to prevail and deal volume to remain high. With the same commitment to best in class advice and transaction execution, we’re extremely pleased to welcome Jon and his team to Stout.”

Santiago Izaguirre joins Park Partners to Strengthen Technology & Media Coverage

London, 11 November 2019

Park Partners Ltd, the independent corporate finance firm, announces that Santiago Izaguirre has joined the firm to expand its coverage of the Technology & Media sectors.

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Park Partners advises AURELIUS on the acquisition of Ardent from co-owners Svitzer & Crowley

London, 23 September, 2019

Park Partners Ltd, the independent corporate finance firm, has advised AURELIUS Finance Company (“AURELIUS”) on providing financing to support the buy-out of Ardent Holdings Ltd (“Ardent”), a global emergency management and offshore decommissioning company, from its co-owners Svitzer and Crowley.

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Park Partners Advises Braemar Shipping Services plc on the Sale of Braemar Response Ltd to Grupo Ambipar

London, 10 October, 2018

Park Partners Ltd, the independent corporate finance firm, has advised Braemar Shipping Services plc (“Braemar”) on the disposal of its incident response business, Braemar Response Ltd (“Braemar Response”).

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Aran Williams’ Tradwinds article on refinancing bonds through a private exchange

DHT and Scorpio find technique to tackle bond refinance conundrum

Private exchange presents a flexible option when bonds mature in down market, writes Park Partners’ Aran Williams

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