Stanford Capital Partners

Decisive, Effective and Independent

Stanford Capital Partners

Stanford Capital Partners was established by its founding partners to provide independent advice to growth companies.

We pride ourselves on our wholly independent approach and extensive experience in the small and mid-cap sector. The team has worked together for more than 12 years and offers a broad range of skills in corporate finance, corporate broking, M&A and private equity.

Our independence, which is devoid of the conflicts of interest that we believe can affect decisions of many brokers, allows us to provide more effective strategies to accessing pools of capital. We have a wide-ranging network of capital and debt providers, with our network covering the UK, Europe and Asia.


Patrick Claridge

Patrick is a highly experienced City professional, with over 35 years’ experience in investment banking. More recently, he led the turnaround of a privately-owned institutional and corporate advisory firm, and before that headed a private client stockbroking firm, Merchant Securities, expanding its base within wealth management and broadening its advisory activities. He led its successful sale to Sanlam in 2012.

John Howes

With more than 35 years' experience in UK equity capital markets, John brings a wealth of knowledge and Institutional relationships to Stanford Capital Partners. John has extensive experience in the UK equity capital markets building an established reputation in the small and mid-cap sectors, holding previous positions as Partner with Matrix Corporate Capital and senior positions at Seymour Pierce, Panmure Gordon and Northland Capital.

Bob Pountney

With more than 40 years’ experience in UK equity capital markets, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and Institutional relationships to Stanford Capital Partners, and our clients. Nearly half of Bob’s career to date was at Investec Securities where he was instrumental in building a very strong UK Equity sales presence. Bob has extensive UK Institutional relationships with Small, Mid and Large cap fund managers.

Roy Ruffler

Roy founded and built Ruffler Bank PLC, which became the first UK Bank to be bought by private equity in 2009. He has also been involved in the establishment and growth of other businesses, principally in the leisure and property sectors, and is a director of a number of companies.

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Mike Jeremy, Analyst

Mike has over 35 years’ experience as a tech and media equity analyst, initially for nine years in Japan with WI Carr, SBCI and latterly Baring Securities where he was No.1 rated for four years, and subsequently as head of EMEA and Western Europe telecoms research for Barings and ING Wholesale Banking For the past decade he has been focused on AIM tech, and was Starmine rated No 1 for tech in the UK.

Our Services

Stanford is focused on small and mid-market companies, and is positioned to work in conjunction with clients’ existing advisers. Our aim is to offer clients a hands-on, personalised service.

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Corporate Broking

Our network of contacts means that we are well-positioned to act as a bridge between companies and investors.

We help our clients both to build a base of long-term, supportive shareholders and to communicate effectively with investors.

We provide companies with market insight into how best to position their investment case. Our clients trust us to provide unbiased advice to support key corporate actions and decision-making.

Corporate Finance

We provide expert advice to both private and public companies in order to help them achieve their growth ambitions.

Stanford offers independent advice on fundraising, structuring and execution, covering a wide range of applications and complexities. The team can also advise on corporate, technical and regulatory matters, helping clients to navigate the most appropriate path.


Our research is focused on delivering clarity, setting context and establishing value for the companies we represent. Clarity requires succinct, insightful description. Context encompasses both the market opportunity and competitive position. Valuation brings together an approach based on detailed financial modelling and awareness of peer group benchmarks. If the result is a well-defined message then research has played its part.

Contact Us

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Stanford Capital Partners Limited

5-7 Cranwood Street