Management

Corporate Finance

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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, and prior to joining Nomura, Claire was a mid cap 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 covering large cap companies. Claire is on the Board of the Quoted Companies Alliance as a non executive Director and is also Deputy Chairman of the QCA Board. Claire also heads up the Small Cap Awards judging panel of investors and advisors as Chairman. Claire has a Double Honours Degree from Manchester University, where she also undertook some postgraduate studies. 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. Claire remains a mentor at Manchester University.

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John Beresford-Peirse, Director, 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 including 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

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Niall Pearson, Director, Head of Corporate Broking & Sales

Niall has over a decade’s experience in the City, first starting out in the corporate finance team of Walker Crips.  In that time, Niall has built an extensive network of small cap investors and institutions covering VCT/EIS funds, wealth managers and family offices.  He is a frequent media commentator on developments within the small cap world. Niall works hard to raise the profile of SMEs, across a range of sectors, and often puts the first institutional investor on their shareholder register.  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.

Research

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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.