A London - based International Investment banking group. 2011. Table of Contents. Introduction to ZAI Principal Business Areas Services Resources Key Differentiators Fundraising and Clients Seven Solutions Unique qualifications ZAI track records and Clients Executive Resumes
ZAI Group of Companies
Registered in England and Wales No. 06814163; Registered Office:, 177 Regent Street, London W18 4JN
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority
MEMBER OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
ZAI provides a wide range of investment banking services to corporate and institutional clients, as well as governments and public authorities
Corporate Finance Services
Nominated Advisor for the AIM LSE Market
Corporate Advisor for Plus markets
Listing Sponsor for the NYSE Euronext and Alternext Markets
Financial Advisor for Takeover Code Transactions
Acquisition/ Disposal Advice
IPO’s in London
IPO’s in Paris
A cosmopolitan team with backgrounds in diverse and complementary advisory fields, such as law, banking, accountancy, marketing, industry and management consulting.
Our team has been executing international investment banking business for over 20 years and has a history of success throughout the world, with an extensive network of contacts developed from that experience.
ZAI is an established niche player in the fast-growing international companies sector
ZAI is one of London’s few corporate finance teams focussed on the needs of international clients
ZAI is a recognised name. We are well known for our proactive approach to developing the market for international clients
ZAI has a specialised ECM placing list: those Institutions that actually do invest in smaller quoted international companies
ZAI has a strong track record of successful fund raising for many international clients
ZAI has an experienced management team
“SEVEN SOLUTIONS” – ZAI’s unique multi-product corporate finance service
ZAI has a pre-eminent track record of bringing companies to the London market.
ZAI --- a leading position in the AIM market
Source: London Stock Exchange
The companies we floated on AIM and Plus in 2010 achieved excellent overall
Clients by Sector
Far East (exc. China)
ChinaFundraising and Clients
ZAI advises and raises funds for clients in a wide variety of sectors and regions.
Our Clients cover several sectors and continents
ZAI as a 7-Solutions provider adopts the following approach for its clients:
ZAI is the only AIM specialist dedicated to International Companies
ZAI has a unique investor base: comprised of Institutions that specifically invest in “foreign”, i.e. non-UK shares, via the UK markets
The ZAI team completed the only successful FAST TRACK listing of a German company, combined with a successful Placing, i.e. we successfully raised capital for the Issuer
ZAI has a global distribution capability. ZAI has placed shares with European, Asian and American investors, as well as London-based investors
ZAI have a proactive strategy to promote AIM to small and medium-sized international companies
Note: MCap for ARMOR DESIGNS INC Depositary Interests / MCap for ARMOR DESIGNS INC for RegS shares
Ray Zimmerman – CEO
Ray is the Team leader, and formerly acted as the Managing Director responsible for the development of the international activities of Teather and Greenwood. He has over 30 years of experience (1979 – 2009) in the investment banking field, and was formerly the Head of Corporate Finance of (Sumitomo) Daiwa SMBC Europe, prior to which he was a Managing Partner of the French Merchant Bank Demachy Worms & Cie Finance, and the Managing Director of 3i CFI, the international corporate finance arm of the 3i Group.
He is a graduate of the Tulane Law School (Juris Doctorate 1984) and Seattle Pacific University (B.A. magna cum laude 1979).
Dominique Doussot – Director
Dominique has spent over 22 years working with major international banks (Bankers Trust Company and Banque Worms) where he has been active in most major areas of investment and commercial banking, including the acquisition, reorganization and management of several banking departments and institutions.
In 1994, he created his own corporate finance advisory firm in Singapore. In this capacity, Dominique has been involved in numerous start-up situations, mostly in Asia and Europe. He has also been involved in diverse large-scale (i.e. in excess of $300 million) financing projects.
A French national, Dominique is fully bilingual in English. He holds an MBA from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises (1972).
Marc has over 25 years of experience in Corporate Finance, starting with Kleinwort Benson, where he spent 15 years and was the Director in charge of their Smaller Companies Team.
Subsequently he spent 8 years at Singer & Friedlander, then an independent quoted UK merchant bank, as Head of Corporate Finance. He then joined KPMG as a Partner in their London Corporate Finance Department, where he specialised in the consumer markets and retail sector. More recently Marc has specialised in the oil and gas sector and in AIM flotations, as a partner in a boutique advisory firm acquired by Ambrian Capital. He joined ZAI corporate finance in 2010.
Marc has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
John commenced his career with the London Stock Exchange working in the New Issues Department. He was involved in all regulatory aspects of companies on the Official list and AIM.
He worked for ten years as a Director at Seymour Pierce Limited. He has led numerous transactions, including IPO’s, fundraisings on AIM and the Official List and several takeovers.
John joined ZAI Corporate Finance in 2010 and is qualified executive for the purposes of the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Sarang joined ZAI Corporate Finance in March 2010. Prior to joining, Sarang worked in corporate finance at WH Ireland Ltd where he advised on a range of transaction including flotations, takeovers, acquisitions and fundraisings primarily on the AIM Market.
Prior to this Sarang worked at PLUS Markets as a Regulatory Analyst advising and regulating both corporate advisers and companies on PLUS.
Sarang has a BSc in Banking & Finance from Cardiff University.
Irina joined the ZAI team in January 2007, first as ZAI’s representative in Moscow and later in London. Prior to joining, Irina worked in CJSC Finexpertiza – Capital, a corporate finance arm of Finexpertiza, top 5 Russian accounting firm. Prior to her move into corporate finance division she spent 2 years in Finexpertiza as an auditor.
Irina has a BSc in Finance & Credit from the Russian Economic Academy with honours (The Plekhanov Academy) and completed a 2-year Graduate Programme qualifying as an “Economist-Interpreter”.
Irina has Russian Accounting Standards auditor’s license and a broker/dealer qualification Certificate 1.0 by Russian Federal Service for Financial Markets.
Paul has more than 30 years experience in the finance industry, beginning in research, where he became a top ranked analyst, and subsequently sales. He has held directorship positions at Swiss Bank Corporation, Williams de Broe PLC, Premier Equity Ltd, Corporate Synergy and VSA Capital. Paul has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. Further professional qualifications include; FSA registered, Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
Chris Mantel - Institutional Sales
Chris is a sales executive with 30 years’ experience of selling equities to UK and European institutions. He has held senior sales positions at Buckmaster and Moore, Capel-Cure Myers, and Sheppards. He also served in the Royal Green Jackets where he achieved the rank of Major.
Charles was educated at Marlborough College and subsequently obtained a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Exeter. Since then he moved in to private client stock broking where he has been FSA approved for four years. Charles has extensive experience and knowledge of AIM companies.
Over 10 years of experience in certified public accounting firms. Chinese CPA qualified with excellent communication skills and abilities to deal with customers in Chinese listed companies. Ye is familiar with Chinese commercial environment and culture.
Ye is a graduate of Birmingham City University with a MSC degree in Accounting and Finance. Ye also has a study on British culture and commercial environment, and now is experiencing the British culture and commercial environment having joined ZAI in August 2011.