RNS Number : 5258P
B.P. Marsh & Partners PLC
26 March 2009
Date: 26th March 2009
On behalf of: B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc ('B. P. Marsh' or the 'Company')
B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc
Holding of Shares by a Director
B. P. Marsh (AIM: BPM), the niche venture capital provider to early stage financial services businesses, announces that Brian Marsh OBE, Executive Chairman of the Company, is interested in 17,298,771 shares in the Company, representing 59.1% of the total issued share capital, of which 17,121,771 are held personally and 177,000 are held by the Capita BPM Investment Fund, an open-ended investment company, which is independently managed but of which Brian Marsh OBE holds a 95% interest.
The total number of shares in issue is 29,286,143.
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For further information:
B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc www.bpmarsh.co.uk
Brian Marsh OBE +44 (0)20 7233 3112
Ambrian Partners Limited
David Nabarro/Marc Cramsie +44(0) 20 7634 4705
Redleaf Communications (PR to BP Marsh)
Emma Kane/ Alicia Jennings +44 (0)20 7566 6700
Notes to Editors:
About B.P. Marsh & Partners Plc
B.P. Marsh's current portfolio contains eleven companies. More detailed descriptions of the portfolio can be found at www.bpmarsh.co.uk.
Over the past 19 years, the Company has assembled a management team with considerable experience both in the financial services sector and in managing private equity investments. Many of the directors have worked with each other in previous roles, and all have worked with each other for at least five and half years.
Prior to Brian Marsh's involvement in the Company, he spent many years in insurance broking and underwriting in Lloyd's as well as the London and overseas market. He has over 30 years' experience in building, buying and selling financial services businesses, particularly in the insurance sector.
Jonathan Newman is the Group Director of Finance and has over 10 years' experience in the financial services industry. Jonathan advises investee companies through several non-executive board appointments and evaluates new investment opportunities.
Robert King is a Director and Group Company Secretary. He joined B.P. Marsh in May 2003 having started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since joining B.P. Marsh he has taken on responsibility for the Group's legal, compliance and secretarial functions and played a key role in the flotation of the Company.
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