About Merlin Partners LLP Drawing on over forty years of experience in different financial markets, Merlin Partners LLP delivers world-class independent financial advice to entrepreneurs and companies. We understand the importance of close personal relationships and the key role these play in facilitating deals and financial transactions; every client and every deal receive meticulous attention from our Principals. Our Expertise Our Experience Fields of Operation Our Expertise Merlin has expertise across a small range of sectors including: Natural resources Energy Clean energy Africa FinTech Cyber Technology Education Agriculture Telecoms MedTech Our Experience Merlin's significant involvement in these sectors has enabled us to build strong and enduring relationships with financiers and leaders of industry, both in the UK and abroad, most notably in Africa. Our extensive transactional experience and international network mean we can act in the interests of our clients in a wide range of corporate finance situations, including: Strategic Corporate Finance Advice Merlin provides a unique approach to corporate finance, featuring strategic insight, relevant contacts and abundant experience across our sectors. Our track record shows our ability to close deals and bring value to corporates. Equity and Financings for Private and Public Companies Our experts have successfully completed equity deals, financing and re-financing agreements for private and publicly owned companies of all sizes, in a wide range of sectors. Merlin's privileged network and breadth of experience in this area enable us to secure many opportunities denied to others. Takeovers on the London and AIM stock Exchanges Merlin's experience in takeovers on the main and secondary London stock markets, as well as in many other markets worldwide, namely in Africa, make us an ideal partner for companies who seek to grow by acquisition. Our areas of expertise are in natural resources, clean energy and media, as well as technology industries. Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals We have considerable experience in handling M&A activity throughout the entire lifecycle of a deal. Merlin is well placed to act on behalf of individuals, shareholders and business owners looking for profitable and beneficial exits. Distressed and Secondary Credit Transactions Merlin can act on behalf of investors wishing to make acquisitions through the Distressed and Secondary Credit markets. Refinancing and Recapitalisation Merlin's ability to understand real value enables us to establish complex refinancing and recapitalisation solutions. Fields of Operation Real Estate Merlin’s Partners have extensive experience in all facets of real estate financing. Our hands-on approach ensures that discussions and transactions are handled with efficiency and confidentiality. We can assist with: Sourcing real estate including commercial and residential properties for clients Advising clients on property portfolios Assisting clients in disposals of real estate Natural Resources Advising and raising capital for oil, gas and mining companies is a principal area of focus for Merlin. We have privileged relationships with a portfolio of international companies in the natural resources sector - our clients operate throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Clean Energy The market for clean energy, including energy software and infrastructure investment, has been growing for over a decade. Merlin's expertise in this sector stems from the experience and professional background of its principals, who have advised a number of clean technology companies. Natural Resources Merlin has first-hand experience in energy businesses and understands their needs and those of energy investors. Africa Merlin has a thorough understanding and knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of Africa, and crucially, the way African companies do business. Thanks, also, to our understanding of investor requirements, we are well positioned to advise and raise capital for businesses with assets in Africa. This includes companies involved in natural resources, clean energy, technology and media industries.