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Mayer Brown acts for Numis Securities and Matrix Capital on €30m fundraising for Accsys Technologies

22 February 2011
Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised Numis Securities Limited and Matrix Corporate Capital LLP in relation to their roles as joint brokers to a firm placing and placing and open offer by AIM listed environmental science and technology company Accsys Technologies PLC.

Numis underwrote the firm placing and placing and open offer, which raised €30m of gross proceeds to meet ongoing operating costs and for the expansion of Accsys's plant in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Numis Securities Limited is an independent investment banking and institutional stockbroking business. It is the trading subsidiary of Numis Corporation plc, whose shares are quoted on AIM.  Numis has research, sales, trading, broking, capital raising and corporate finance capabilities in 14 sectors, including building & property, engineering, life sciences, media, metals & mining, new energy & emissions, non-life insurance, oil & gas, retail, speciality & other financials, smaller companies, support services, technology and travel & leisure.

Matrix Group is a privately owned financial services business in the UK with around £4 billion of assets under management and around 250 professionals employed across three divisions: Asset Management, Investment Banking and Property. Since inception in 1987, Matrix has raised £16 billion of assets for investments across these business areas.

Accsys' primary focus is on the production of Accoya® wood - a process by which sustainably grown softwoods and non-durable hardwoods are turned into what is best described as a "high technology wood" via acetylation.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate partner Kate Ball-Dodd with support  from associates Tim Knowland and Simon Allison.

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Mayer Brown, London
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