Spinnaker Opportunities Plc (“Spinnaker” or the “Company”) was incorporated on 17 November 2016 under the Companies Act 2006 as a public company registered in England with number 10485105, with a view to creating a cash shell to be listed on the main board of the London Stock Exchange, Standard List segment and thereafter to seek an acquisition of a material business opportunity which is likely to constitute a Reverse Takeover (“RTO”).
The Company's Initial Public Offering, which consisted of a Subscription and a Placing, was over-subscribed and the Company was admitted to trading on 17 May 2017 under the ticker “SOP LN” and ISIN GB00BYQCS703. Gross proceeds were £1.2 million of which the Board invested an aggregate of £0.3 million.
The Company's main aim is to generate an attractive capital return to its shareholders by achieving a valuation uplift upon RTO and by selecting a target business that has significant further value growth potential following acquisition.
Spinnaker is a quoted cash shell modelled according to the best practices that we have seen. This means for example;
Spinnaker will seek a single, material opportunity as its first acquisition (i.e. it is about creating a substantial new business, not about “planting a thousand seeds”).
Spinnaker will seek and consider opportunities either that amount to effective exit upon first acquisition or which may involve a limited period (max 2 years) of operation and growth prior to an effective exit.
A higher proportion of Spinnaker opportunity deal flow is expected to arise from energy and process industries, but other sectors will also be considered if within the experience set of the founders.
The founders of Spinnaker will provide only such direction and management as may be required for the ongoing business to succeed after its first acquisition (i.e. it is about doing what is truly needed, not creating a lifestyle for the founders of Spinnaker).
An outcome‐focused Director, General Manager and Chief Executive of growth businesses with successful experience in both major multi‐national corporations and smaller public companies. A background in strategic business development combined with technical literacy and an entrepreneurial mind‐set and a record of commercial delivery across energy and process industries. Andy will be responsible for commercial matters and the overall management of SOPlc, and in particular in the sourcing and negotiation of a pipeline of RTO opportunities for the business to action once it becomes listed.
An highly experienced executive and entrepreneur engaged in the upstream natural resources sector with successful track record in value creation and monetisation of upstream oil and gas assets. Experienced PLC chairman/director and currently non‐executive chairman; Sound Energy Plc. and founder and Managing Director of Clara Petroleum Ltd. Among Richard's previously held positions are Chairman, Falkland Oil and Gas; Operations Director, Premier Oil; Development Director, British Gas E&P. In addition to SOPlc director duties, Richard will contribute to the origination, screening and due diligence on the RTO acquisition inventory.
A senior oil executive in the oil trading units of BP and Shell and ex‐CEO of a oil and chemicals trading company based in the Middle East. Tony is now retired and is a volunteer expedition and walks leader. He welcome the opportunity to use his knowledge and experience to help SOPlc seek an acquisition of a material business opportunity. In addition to his overall duties, Tony will contribute to the origination, screening and due diligence on the RTO acquisition inventory.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Jonathan has his own practice at Welbeck & Associates where he is the senior audit partner and engagement partner for all listed clients. He has over 20 years of experience in audit and advisory services. He focuses on working with growing businesses in the small cap to mid‐corporate sector and has worked with a large number of companies on AIM and other markets. Jonathan will be responsible for financial matters and overall financial control of SOPlc, and in particular in the preparation of financial statements made in the prospectus and for any accounts required prior to an RTO.
John Ashbridge has over 30 years of oil and gas experience having worked as a qualified petroleum geoscientist at BP Exploration plc, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Elf Enterprise plc and Lundin Petroleum, and as a company director and executive officer at Granite Rock Ltd, ShaMaran Petroleum Corp (CVE: SNM) and Caribbean Americas Energy Ltd. Mr Ashbridge is currently the founder and Managing Director of Monthoux Energy Sàrl providing advisory, acquisition and divestment services to the oil and gas industry. Monthoux Energy has been a principal in creating upstream producing, development and exploration companies in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Myanmar and the Greater Caribbean. Mr Ashbridge has an MSc in Petroleum Geology (University of Aberdeen), a BSc (Hons) in Geophysics (University of Liverpool) and has been a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers since 1986, serving as an EAGE Distinguished Lecturer from 2000 to 2001.
David is Chairman of Oxford Biomaterials and a Non‐Executive Director of Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group. He originally qualified with a degree in Polymer Science and pursued an early career amongst major industrial firms including BP, Courtaulds and ICI rising to the role of Director of Group Technology at ICI. He was a founder and then Director of Innovation Programmes at the UK Government's Technology Strategy Board from 2007‐2013. David will be responsible for technology matters and in broadening the sourcing of RTO opportunities to be pursued once the business becomes listed.
Alan is a dynamic and highly developed CFO with significant experience in the oil and gas exploration and production sector as well as the broader energy market. Alan has also held senior finance, commercial and operational roles in the oilfield services, engineering, construction and energy production sectors.
Alan's career has seen him hold many domestic, as well as international financial responsibilities. He has experience in bringing companies to market as well as leading acquisition and disposal activities. His expertise encompasses blue chip American organisations, AIM listed companies, TSX‐V listed companies and start‐up ventures.
Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
An experienced financier to the independent sector, Andy has over 11 years of oil and gas experience having worked for Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Royal Bank of Scotland providing structured financings and acquisition finance for assets globally. Andy is currently an independent consultant providing advice and assistance on corporate finance to boards and executive management teams in the oil and gas sector.
Prior to banking Andy spent 10 years in industry as a chartered mechanical engineer, where he designed topsides facilities for UK North Sea platforms as well as designing fluidised catalytic cracking units for multiple refineries across Europe.
A Corporate/Commercial partner with legal firm Bishop & Sewell, advising on buying and selling businesses, private and public fund‐raisings (in particular AIM, Standard List and ISDX) and general company law and company secretarial matters. His work involves corporate transactions across a broad range of business sectors, with a particular focus on the technology, marketing and media, sport and leisure, and professional services sectors. David will be responsible for legal matters and overall compliance of SOPlc, and in particular in the preparation of the prospectus and liaison with UKLA in connection with admission to trading.
Click on the link below to view detailsPosting of Annual Report & Accounts and Notice of AGM
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Click on the link below to view detailsHalf Yearly Report 30th June 2017
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Click on the link below to view detailsReplacement ‐ Publication of Prospectus
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