The Team
Sir Nigel KnowlesChairman

Sir Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles is Global Co-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of DLA Piper.He has been Managing Partner since 1996 and in that time has led DLA Piper's growth from a regional UK law firm to what is now the world's largest global business law firm. Globally, DLA Piper has a turnover in excess of £1bn with over 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries.

John GooldChief Executive Officer

John Goold

John was a Founder of Arden Partners 10 years ago and was most recently Head of Equities. He has significant experience as a corporate financier and has worked on a whole variety of small cap transactions.

Tremayne DuckerHead of Private Company and Private Equity

Tremayne Ducker

Tremayne has vast experience in the private and private equity advisory arena and was previously a Partner at Ernst & Young. Tremayne has advised on a wide range of transactions including disposals, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, debt restructuring and take privates.

Ross AndrewsDirector

Ross Andrews

Ross has significant experience advising companies and management in a wide range of transactions in the UK and overseas.

Adam PollockHead of Corporate Broking

Adam Pollock

Following a brief practice at the Criminal Bar, Adam's experience has been principally in the UK equity market with various positions held over the last 28 years at firms including Lazard Brothers, Hoare Govett, Deutsche Bank,and most recently Panmure Gordon. He has led over 300 fundraises for a wide cross section of UK plc's.

Dominic KingHead of Birmingham Office

Dominic King

Dominic headed the Birmingham operations and was a main board member of Old Mutual Securities. Subsequently he was one of the founders of Arden Partners in 2002. Post the flotation of Arden he joined GIL Investments, the Private Equity vehicle of the late David Grove OBE before returning to Arden as Head of Corporate Broking until joining Zeus Capital in June 2013.

Nicholas HowDirector, Corporate Finance

Nicholas How

Nick How joins the firm as Corporate Finance Director. As an experienced corporate financier and broker, Nick provides expert advice on IPOs, fundraisings and M&A, as well as ongoing equity market-related matters and investor relations. Most recently a partner at Oriel Securities, he was Head of UK Corporate Finance at Kaupthing and previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort and Hoare Govett.

Claire FrangouBusiness Development Director

Claire Frangou

Claire has 16 years experience of corporate finance including advising on acquisitions, disposals, buy outs and fund raising with a range of private equity, PLC and private clients across a range of sectors. She was a director in the Deloitte corporate finance advisory team and since 2011 as Corporate Relationships Director for Deloitte's UK advisory business.

Hugo ChanceDirector, Head of Family Offices

Hugo Chance

Hugo is responsible for the firms top high net worth private clients, assisting the sales team in raising capital for early and later stage private companies. Hugo previously ran the angel-investor forum 'Angels & Equity' under the Truestone group (now EQ Investors) for three years, raising over £11m for startup and early stage businesses. Previous to that he was Associate Director (now advisor) at The London School of Business and Finance.

Nick CowlesDirector, Corporate Finance

Nick Cowles

Nick has advised on numerous public company and private equity transactions, with a focus on high profile takeovers (both Hostile and Recommended), AIM flotations, M&A and smaller company fundraisings in a wide variety of sectors.

Andrew JonesDirector, Corporate Finance

Andrew Jones

Andrew has over 20 years experience in the public and private company advisory arena previously working as a Corporate Finance Director for PwC and Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for Drax Group plc.

John DepasqualeDirector, Corporate Finance

John Depasquale

John has over 20 years experience working in corporate finance and advising AIM and Main Market companies. He has acted on numerous IPOs and AIM admissions, as well as takeovers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. John previously worked at ZAI Corporate Finance, Seymour Pierce and the London Stock Exchange.

Dan BateDirector, Corporate Finance

Dan Bate

Before joining Zeus Capital as a Director of Corporate Finance, Dan was Group Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Finance (Manchester) at WH Ireland, an AIM quoted Corporate Broking and Private Wealth Management business. During his 7 years at WH Ireland, Dan specialised in all areas of corporate finance work, including AIM IPOs, fundraisings, and general M&A. Dan qualified as a solicitor with Christopher Bate Solicitors in 1999 and has worked with Clifford Chance, Stringer Saul (now Fasken Martineau) and, more recently Halliwells LLP as a senior corporate lawyer specialising in public company advisory.

Alexei CallenderDirector, Corporate Finance

Alexei Callender

Alexei qualified as a chartered accountant in 2007 with Grant Thornton. Subsequently he joined the Corporate Finance team, providing acquisition, fundraising and disposal advice to privately owned mid-market businesses.

Dominic WilsonHead of Healthcare Sales

Dominic Wilson

Dominic joined Zeus Capital in September 2013 from Nomura Code Securities where he was head of sales. Prior to that he worked at Arden Partners, Piper Jaffray and Nomura International. He was head of smaller company broking at Greig Middleton and became head of sales at Old Mutual Securities. He started his city career as a healthcare analyst at Kleinwort Benson.

Alex DaviesDirector, Sales

Alex Davies

Alex has 16 years experience in equity markets and has worked for a number of brokers as a specialist salesman in the small and mid-cap sectors. He has advised on all aspects of listed company market related activity and has raised significant equity finance across a wide range of sectors.

Dr Tom McColmDirector, Research

Dr Tom McColm

Tom has been active in cleantech for 15 years. He graduated from Oxford and has a PhD in Materials Engineering from Berkeley. In 2001 joined Ceres Power, where he was key to developing the core fuel-cell technology. he moved into the City as a clean-tech equity specialist. Tom has considerable expertise sourcing and assessing opportunities in the cleantech sector.

Andy HansonDirector, Research

Andy Hanson

Andy is an experienced Equity Analyst and Fund Manager. After gaining a postgraduate degree in Finance he joined a leading Pan European Long Short Equity Hedge Fund. After six years investing in large cap European equities Andy went on to manage a small and mid cap Global Growth Fund. He joined Zeus Capital in May 2013 as an Equity Analyst covering Support Services and Special Situations.

Dr Gary WaandersDirector, Research

Dr Gary Waanders

Gary is an experienced Healthcare analyst with over 12 years’ experience at Nomura Code and KBC Peel Hunt. Prior to working as an analyst he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. His academic training includes an MBA from the University of Durham Business School and a PhD in Immunology from the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University (Australia) where he also obtained a BSc (Hons) in Immunology and Biochemistry.

John WilsonResearch Analyst

John Wilson

John joined Zeus Capital as an analyst covering multiple sectors. John has experience on both the buyside and sellside, and was most recently a research analyst with Arden Partners.

Mike AllenDirector, Equity Research

Mike Allen

Mike is an experienced analyst, having worked at the likes of UBS Global Asset Management and Numis Securities, before becoming a founding Director in the Panmure Gordon Liverpool office. In this role, he was instrumental in attracting a number of key corporate clients to the firm. Mike was ranked 3rd and 2nd best stock picker in the Business & Consumer Services sector in 2011 and 2013 respectively as measured by Starmine.

Niall CampbellDirector, Head of Operations

Niall Campbell

Niall has over 30 years experience in financial services operations. He has previously worked for both equity and derivative brokers, including Union Discount and WestLB Panmure. Most recently he was Operations Director for Nomura Code Securities.

Victoria AytonDirector, Corporate Broking

Victoria Ayton

Victoria started her career in private client stockbroking for Jardine Matheson Securities and then spent several years working for a US Hedge fund based in London. Victoria moved into Corporate broking in 2010 at Arden Partners before joining the team at Zeus Capital in August 2014.

Jamie PeelAssistant Director

Jamie Peel

Jamie qualified as a chartered accountant in 2011 with KPMG in Manchester. Since joining Zeus in 2012, Jamie has been involved in a number of public company transactions, with a focus on AIM IPOs and M&A.

Richard DarlingtonAssistant Director

Richard Darlington

Richard qualified as a chartered accountant in 2009 with KPMG. Post qualification Richard joined Barclays Capital. Richard holds a First Class degree in Accountancy from the University of Manchester.

John TreacyAssistant Director

John Treacy

John qualified as a solicitor in the London office of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf where he specialised in M&A and Capital Markets before moving into corporate finance advice in 2010. He has advised on acquisitions, disposals, IPOs and secondary placings across a variety of jurisdictions and sectors including metals & mining, oil & gas, insurance and industrials.

Jonathan SharpExecutive

Jonathan Sharp

Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant in 2013 with Deloitte, completing audits for a variety of private equity and listed clients across the wider Yorkshire region. Whilst qualifying he also spent time working within the finance department at Shepherd Construction.

Sophia LevineExecutive

Sophia Levine

Sophia joined Zeus Capital as a Graduate Trainee in August 2013 having graduated from Bath Spa University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Marketing

Kinga DrzewieckaExecutive

Kinga Drzewiecka

Kinga joined Zeus in 2014 as an Executive in the Private Equity and Private Company Team. Prior to joining Zeus, Kinga was at Deloitte in the Corporate Finance Department, where she worked on a variety of M&A transactions advising trade and private equity clients. Kinga is a member of Charted Institute for Securities & Investment.

Richard HughesConsultant

Richard Hughes

Richard has over 20 years experience of corporate activity including flotations, capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies.

Benjamin RobertsonConsultant

Benjamin Robertson

Benjamin has 18 years of investment banking experience across Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and M&A focussed on European growth companies. He has been involved in many of the technology IPOs in the London market over the last decade. Previously Managing Director of Jefferies ECM, preceded by 13 years at UBS and 3 years at Deloitte (ACA)

Zeus Capital has a dedicated team of directors and executives who are responsible for all aspects of client relationships, from initial contact to transaction management and continuing day-to-day service. A senior director will lead all transactions.