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Corporate Broking & Advisory

The home of proven enterprise. We act for a diverse range of high quality growth companies with strong management teams.


We provide corporate-sponsored research for companies to whom we act as Corporate Broker and Financial Advisor.

Sales & Trading

We are a high-touch broker crossing blocks of stock between institutions, wealth managers & HNW's within the quote.

Equity Solutions

We advise on all aspects of share plans & employee ownership including wider industry participants support.

Asset Management

We provide bespoke portfolios that are tailor-made to suit our clients' long term financial goals.

Wimbledon Debentures

We are the official partner of the AELTC for the Wimbledon Debenture weekly auction for those wishing to buy or sell.

Who We Are

Dowgate Capital provides Investment Banking and Asset Management services and has been run by the current management team since 2016. The senior team have worked together in previous guises for approaching 30 years and created valuable franchises and businesses. They have seen many stockmarket cycles with a wide range of experience across diverse sectors, including financial, media, technology and support services. Their unifying passion is for exciting growth companies and the team has an enviable track record of growing companies from small beginnings into substantial enterprises – companies such as Domino’s Pizza, Learning Technologies Group and Rightmove. This track record has continued at Dowgate, with notable successes including Franchise Brands, National World and S4 Capital.

Selected Transactions

S4 Capital plc

S4 Capital plc

£68m Block Trade via ABB

Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner & Joint Broker

January 2021

Franchise Brands plc

Franchise Brands plc

£200m Acquisition of Pirtek Europe, incl. £114m equity placing

Joint Adviser & Joint Broker

April 2023

Stubben Edge Group Limited

Stubben Edge Group Limited

£5.6m Private Placing

Adviser & Broker

January 2023

Belluscura plc

Belluscura plc

£4.7m Convertible Loan Note

Adviser & Broker

February 2023


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Our Team

Our highly experienced team covers investments in a range of assets from smaller companies to tax efficient investments, fixed income and international equities. The team has generated superior returns through a number of economic cycles.

What our clients say

Quotes IconI have worked with the Dowgate team (especially Lorna, David, James and Paul) for over three decades. Their expertise, especially in small and medium cap companies made them the natural partner for us, as we developed our plans to build a new age/new era advertising and marketing services solution for the digital marketing communications industry. In 2018, the Derriston shell provided the platform for S4 Capital to list on the LSE, having merged with MediaMonks, with Dowgate providing technical support throughout the process. They also introduced shareowners that have repeatedly provided growth capital to support our development, as we have grown to become a group with a well over £4B market capitalisation.

Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder & Executive Chairman of S4 Capital

Quotes IconI have worked with members of the Dowgate team for over three decades. Their expertise in shell companies made them the natural partner for me as I developed my plans to build a modern platform for news publishing. We floated National World as a cash shell in September 2019 and, despite the disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic, we completed the acquisition of JPI Group in December 2020. We needed to move quickly to acquire the group, and the Dowgate team facilitated this by using an innovative structure of Convertible Loan Notes. We now have a shareholder base that has provided us with growth capital as we pursue further opportunities.

David Montgomery, CEO of National World

Quotes IconI have worked with members of the Dowgate team for over two decades. They advised on the IPO of Franchise Brands in 2016, introducing shareholders that have provided growth capital as we have significantly grown the business through acquisitions. In April 2020, Dowgate helped us raise funding to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, which enabled us to support all of our stakeholders. With the pandemic behind us, we are now working with Dowgate to deploy this capital as we accelerate our digital transformation, enabling us to deliver our medium-term financial targets.

Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman of Franchise Brands

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