Investment banking and financial services group Griffin has agreed to buy stockbroker Alexander David Holdings, while simultaneously authorising the sale of one of its subsidiaries.
Investment banking and financial services group Griffin Plc has agreed to buy stockbroker Alexander David Holdings, while simultaneously authorising the sale of one of its subsidiaries.
The group is on the verge of acquiring the broker, which serves private clients, institutional investors and smaller quoted companies, in a reverse takeover that could cost Griffin more than £4.8 million depending on its financial performance by the end of 2009.
The deal will be satisfied in shares with £3.8 million due on completion. Griffin has also agreed to sell Griffin Group Holdings to Global Investments, a company in which its chairman Stephen Dean has an interest. The deal will put £1.2 million into the vendor’s coffers, which it will use to develop the soon to be acquired business.
To reflect the changes brought by these deals, Griffin will trade as Alexander David Securities Group Plc following it re-admission to AIM. Dean said the acquisition is transformative for the group.
‘The board believes the deal can act as a platform to build a financial services group that provides services to corporate clients, institutional investors and private investors.’