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Investor Forum

It was a successful Christmas period for WHIreland’s family office/high-net-worth Investor Forum – a private forum for professional investors seeking deal flow in unquoted growth companies.

We are delighted to have secured funding for two private growth companies. Cycladex aims to provide an alternative to the use of cyanide in precious metals recovery with a ‘disruptive’ new chemical process. It has the ability to ‘unlock’ the revenue potential from conventional deposits, from certain stranded gold deposits and difficult-to-treat, gold-bearing materials. The process delivers attractive economics and a lower overall environmental footprint.

The funding raised by WHIreland will be used for further in-field trials and product development of the already world-leading technology.

Roger Pettman, Chairman of Cycladex, commented “I’m very pleased with the success of our initial funding through WHIreland which has positioned us well to enter the next phase of funding and will make the most of the exciting precious metal recovery projects we are involved in.”

WHIreland has also secured follow-on funding for Hofmeister, the award winning re-launched Bavarian beer brand. Hofmeister has secured the award for gold at International Beer Challenge, double Gold at the European Beer Challenge, winner of IWSC Beer Awards World’s Best Lager and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Spencer Chambers, CEO of Hofmeister, commented “After working successfully and enjoyably with WHIreland last year it was an easy decision to engage them again for our next round of fundraising”.

WHIreland acted as exclusive financial adviser for both companies.

Public Markets

Following the release of the December Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide (CARG), WHIreland attracted the largest number of new broking clients in the three months to November in London, further building out our already strong corporate client roster.

Described by CARG as the ‘standout performer’ in the broker category in the period, WHIreland also moved up to joint third Financial Adviser by number of AIM clients at the same time.

Phillip Wale, CEO, commented, “Against a challenging wider market backdrop for the broking community, we are pleased to have grown our corporate client base in the period under review, further demonstrating the strength of our offering to both corporate and institutional clients alike.

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