13 June 2016

Marlborough Partners and STJ Advisors Agree Partnership

Joint Venture agreed to capitalise on the leading independent specialist equity and debt advisory platforms.

STJ Advisors and Marlborough Partners, today announced a joint venture agreement to provide clients with the leading independent specialist equity and debt capital markets advisory service worldwide.

The joint venture agreement combines the leading independent specialist equity capital markets advisory platform with the leading independent specialist debt capital markets advisory firm. These two highly complementary platforms have collectively advised on capital raisings in excess of $200bn, in over 500 transactions, for some of the most sophisticated issuers around the world.

The highly experienced capital markets teams will together provide best-in-class and unbiased advice for all issuers (corporate, private equity or sovereign) considering their strategic and financing alternatives across all debt, equity and equity-linked products (including multi-track exits, IPOs, equity-linked offerings, capital increases, follow-ons, refinancings and capital raisings).

Commenting on the partnership, Marlborough Partners’ Managing Partner, David Parker, says: “STJ shares the same ethos as Marlborough Partners. They combine independence, unparalleled experience and highly technical execution with senior lead advice – all characteristics which we believe are essential for our clients in these ever evolving capital markets”

STJ Advisors’ Managing Partner, John St. John, added: “This is a very exciting development for both firms. It means that truly specialist capital markets advice and experience can be brought to bear in one seamless and unique offering across the whole spectrum of our clients’ financing or capital needs.”

For further information on Marlborough Partners please go to Any other questions please contact Marcus Le Grice on +44 20 7659 1123 or

21 October 2015

Collaboration Agreement with Wagram Corporate Finance in Paris

STJ Advisors and Wagram Corporate Finance are pleased to announce a strategic alliance. Through this alliance, they will be able to work together when clients wish to draw on their combined capital markets and M&A advisory expertise.

STJ Advisors will benefit from Wagram CF’s in-depth access to French clients, while the alliance will provide Wagram CF with unique access to dedicated advisory capabilities, specifically in relation to IPOs and other equity offerings; equity-linked transactions such as convertibles; and debt transactions.

Wagram CF is a leading independent French Investment Bank focusing on M&A advisory assignments for Corporate and Private Equity clients in France. Since its creation in 2003, Wagram CF has successfully advised on some 120 completed transactions with an underlying cumulative value of circa €20 billion.

"We are very enthusiastic about this new strategic alliance with Wagram," said John St John, STJ's founder and Managing Partner. "We believe that, together with our Paris colleagues, we will be able to provide our French-based clients with a much better interface and to offer them a continuum of advisory services encompassing both capital markets and corporate finance advice. This will be particularly useful in the context of "dual-track" divestment processes, which are becoming the norm."

For further information on Wagram Corporate Finance and for examples of recent transaction experience go to

17 July 2015

2015 DealMakers Country Awards: Senior Equity Advisory Firm Of The Year United Kingdom

The 2015 DealMakers Country Awards recognise a select number of leading professional firms across the globe for their individual areas of specialization. Read more.

17 June 2015

Corporate LiveWire: M&A Awards 2015 - European Independent Capital Markets Advisory Firm

The 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards Guide celebrates the achievements of dealmakers, management teams, financiers and professional advisors who, over the past 12 months, have demonstrated excellence in their deal making. Read more.

19 May 2015

Corporate Livewire: Global Award for 2015 Senior Equity Advisory Firm Of The Year – UK

STJ Advisors wins the Senior Equity Advisory Firm of the Year Global Award from Corporate Livewire. Read more.

27 April 2015

Collaboration Agreement with Smith Square Partners

STJ Advisors and Smith Square Partners have entered into a collaboration agreement to work together where clients wish to draw on their collective M&A and capital markets advisory expertise.
Smith Square Partners is one of London’s leading mid-market corporate finance advisory firms with a particular specialisation in domestic and cross border M&A. Partners are drawn from some of London’s leading investment banks and the firm prides itself on the depth of its relationships, the experience of its partners and the quality of its execution capability. For further information on Smith Square Partners and for examples of recent transaction experience go to

22 December 2014

Finance Monthly: Deal Maker of the Year Awards 2014 - Marcus Le Grice, STJ Advisors

Now in its fourth year, the Finance Monthly Deal Maker Awards have quickly gained a reputation as an industry standard for recognising excellence in corporate finance transactions and acknowledge and reward the individuals and firms involved - the bankers, venture capitalists, lawyers, accountants and professional advisors who initiate, structure and negotiate deals for growing organisations. Read more.

19 December 2014

Wealth & Finance International: 2014 Finance Awards - Best Capital Markets Advisory Firm – UK

The 2014 Finance Awards were developed to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation in finance, open to individuals and firms operating and working in a wide range of industries, including personal finance, corporate finance, accountancy and financial management. Read more.

3 July 2014

ACQ: UK - Senior Equity Advisor Firm of the Year Award

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16 May 2014

Corporate Livewire: Global Award for 2014 Senior Equity Advisory Firm Of The Year – UK

STJ Advisors wins the Senior Equity Advisory Firm of the Year Global Award from Corporate Livewire. Follow this link for more information. Read more.

17 March 2014

Real Business: Top tips for a successful IPO

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6 January 2014

Acquisition International: Finance Awards 2013 - Senior Equity Advisory Firm of the Year - UK

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7 October 2013

Financial News: Three Can Be a Crowd for Independent IPO Advisers

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9 September 2013

Private Equity News: Getting the Best Out of an IPO

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13 May 2013

Financial News: Teaching an Old Market New Tricks

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1 May 2013

Financial News: Bookrunners and Independent Advisers Start to Get Along

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14 December 2012

IFR Awards 2012

Ziggo's €925m Initial Public Offering is IFR's EMEA Equity Issue of the Year. STJ Advisors was advising.

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