DATE: 9 September 2021
VSA Capital Group plc
("VSA", the "Company" or together with its subsidiaries the "Group")
Admission to Trading on the AQSE Growth Market
VSA Capital Group plc, an international investment banking and broking firm, with offices in
Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited is acting as the Aquis Stock Exchange Corporate Adviser to the Company.
Subject to Admission, the Company has raised gross proceeds of
Andrew Monk, CEO of VSA, said: "It is an exciting day for any company to start trading on a
VSA is an international investment banking and broking firm, with offices in
VSA acts as retained adviser or broker to listed or quoted companies on various exchanges, and many of its clients are capitalised at over
VSA's longstanding focus on the natural resources sector has resulted in long-lasting and deep relationships across the world particularly in
VSA also owns minority stakes in Benjiami Limited ("Benjiami") a cryptocurrency and blockchain focused investment house, Pure Reports Limited ("Pure Reports") a research, consulting, and advisory business to companies engaged in blockchain activities and Shanghai Mining Club Limited ("Shanghai Mining Club") a forum to connect western mining companies with the broader Chinese investment community.
As well as VSA's permanent presence in
Details of Directors
The full names of the Directors of the Company and positions are as follows:
Andrew Anthony Monk, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew's stockbroking career spans over 36 years. In that time, he has built up strong relationships with many major global institutions and has a conducted a wealth of financial transactions in a wide range of sectors.
He is the current Chief Executive Officer of VSA Capital Limited. He began his career at Stock Beech in
His current directorships include non-executive director of Anglo African Agriculture plc, an African producer and supplier of agricultural products, executive director of Benjiami, a crypto investment bank and executive chairman of Shanghai Mining Club Limited. Andrew graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Oriel College, Oxford. He holds the FCA Controlled Functions SMF1 and SMF3.
Andrew Joseph Raca, Executive Director and Head of Corporate Finance
Andrew has over 30 years' experience in a broad range of corporate finance advisory, fundraising and equity capital markets activities. He joined Andrew Monk at VSA Capital Limited in 2011, having worked previously together when he was Head of Corporate Finance at Blue Oar Securities plc.
He started his career in corporate finance and banking at Barclays de Zoete Wedd and then worked in his family's manufacturing and logistics businesses with operations in Central and
Marcia Manarin, Executive Director, Company Secretary and Finance Director
Marcia started her career in the financial industry working for Bradesco in
Marcia graduated with a degree from Faculdades Integradas Alcântara Machado - Faculdades de Artes Alcântara Machado. Marcia holds the FCA Controlled Functions SMF3, SMF16 and SMF17.
Mark David Crawford Steeves, Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Mark began his business career as a shipbroker, before becoming joint owner of a marine consultancy and ship management company, which was sold to Aminex plc. Following the sale, he ran Aminex's procurement and oilﬁeld service business, Amossco Ltd. In 2002, he joined HSBC Insurance Brokers as a Business Development Director, eventually becoming Head of Energy, then, Head of
Mark then established Samphire & Associates Ltd, a consultancy and advisory services business focused on African related businesses. He served on the board Britain Nigeria Business Council (2007 to 2009), the Business Council for
Ruiwen (Andy) Chen, Independent Non-Executive Director
Andy has over 10 years' experience as a project consultant to small and growing public companies. He has considerable experience in a number of sectors, and advising on corporate governance for quoted companies. In 2018, Andy founded VFund (Jersey), an alternative investment fund specializing in Scotch whisky investment. VFund is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). In addition, VFund has set up a private whisky experience centre in
The Company will be classified as a financial services company on the Aquis Exchange Growth Market.
Registered office and principal place of business:
The Company's head office and primary place of business is located at New Liverpool House, 15-17 Eldon Street,
The Company's admission document is available to view on its website www.vsacapital.com
This announcement, together with any documents incorporated by reference, shall be deemed to constitute an admission document for the purposes of the AQSE Growth Market Rules for Issuers - Access. It has not been approved or reviewed by the Aquis Stock Exchange or the Financial Conduct Authority.
For more information, please contact:
+44(0)20 3005 5000
Andrew Monk, CEO
Andrew Raca, Head of Corporate Finance
Marcia Manarin, Finance Director
Alfred Henry - AQSE Corporate Adviser
+44 (0)20 3772 0021