Corporate Finance


Claire Noyce, Managing Partner, Corporate Finance

Claire, Hybridan’s founding partner and CEO, was previously at Nomura in the UK Small Cap Life Sciences and Technology Sales and Trading team, where  she sold equities to UK and Continental European investors. The team was broker and Nomad to around 20 corporate clients. Prior to joining Nomura, Claire was an equity analyst at Lazard, with a significant  involvement in IPOs and capital market transactions. Claire started her career as an analyst and consultant at Datamonitor. Claire is on the Board of the Quoted Companies Alliance as a non executive Director. Claire has a Double Honours Degree from Manchester University, where she also undertook some postgraduate studies. Claire is a mentor at Manchester University. She is fluent in French and German, and actively involved in a number of groups and government initiatives to empower women in the workforce and on Boards.


John Beresford-Peirse, Corporate Broking and Corporate Finance

John has over 12 years’ of broking experience, primarily in UK markets, and previously worked at Loeb Aron & Co., Westhouse Securities and Jefferies International. He has helped numerous companies in sectors such as natural resources, transport, technology and capital goods to raise equity and debt capital, and broaden their investor base. John is part of the team structuring IPO and secondary transactions and has a wide network of investor contacts. He has an MBA from Cass Business School.

Corporate Broking and Sales


Niall Pearson, Director and Head of Corporate Broking & Sales

Niall has an extensive network of small cap investors, covering a range of industries and geographies. Prior to joining the City at Keith Bayley Rogers, Niall worked for an investor relations consultancy covering the resources sector where he worked with a number of AIM companies to help raise their profile amongst institutional and private client investors.



Derren Nathan, Director - Head of Research

Derren has over a decade’s experience of broking and researching smaller quoted companies. He has had exposure to nearly every sector at some stage, and also had an 18 month spell as an analyst on a prominent Leisure sector desk.  He continues to be amazed at the energy and innovation found in entrepreneurial businesses but realises this must be coupled with prudence and operational excellence to satisfy investors. Prior to working in equities Derren spent several years in the Investment Funds Group at PwC having started his career at a leading insolvency practice, a helpful introduction to how not to run a business.