Seymour plays down divestment talk

Small company corporate finance and broking group Seymour Pierce is unruffled by City talk that Seymour Pierce Ellis could soon be hived off.

Though owned by the same holding company as London-based investment concern and AIM nominated adviser Seymour Pierce – and controlled by venture capitalist John Moulton of Alchemy Partners – Seymour Pierce Ellis is run as a seperate firm and has different functions.

‘The two firms are commonly branded but they do different things,’ says senior Seymour Pierce figure Richard Feigen. ‘If the holding company received an offer for either which was sufficiently interesting, it would consider it.’

Leslie Copeland

Gordon Yost

Leslie was made Editor for Growth Company Investor magazine in 2000, then headed up the launch of Business XL magazine, and then became Editorial Director in 2007 for the online and print publication portfolio...

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