Auctus Advisors was founded by Harry Baker, Stephane Foucaud,
Rupert Holdsworth Hunt and Jonathan Wright
Harry Baker is co-head of corporate broking at Auctus. Harry has over 20 years’ experience of raising capital for energy companies, with his most recent role being at GMP FirstEnergy where he was a managing director in institutional sales and corporate broking. Prior to this, Harry held senior oil & gas specialist sales positions at Société Générale, Bank of America, Canaccord Genuity and Mirabaud Securities (where he was one of the co-founders of the Natural Resources team in 2005). Harry has been involved with over US$13 bn of equity financings during this period.
Stephane Foucaud runs institutional equity research at Auctus. He co-founded the UK business of FirstEnergy Capital (now part of Stifel Nicolaus Europe) in 2009. Stephane was a managing director for Equity Capital Markets responsible for European institutional research. Under his tenure, he was consistently highly ranked in the annual Extel survey and was selected as the #1 stock picker in the Energy sector by Thomson Reuters (previously Starmine) in their 2017 analyst awards. Before GMP FirstEnergy, he was a senior oil and gas analyst at Société Générale in London. Stephane also worked for Schlumberger for seven years in various technical, operational management and corporate strategy roles globally. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the National School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of Nancy, France; a Master of Science in Exploration Production from the French Petroleum Institute and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France.
Rupert Holdsworth Hunt
Rupert Holdsworth Hunt is co-head of corporate broking at Auctus. He was a co-founder with Stephane of the UK business of FirstEnergy Capital in 2009. Rupert was a managing director in Equity Capital Markets responsible for institutional equity sales and corporate broking. Prior to this he worked in a similar role at both BMO Capital Markets and Canaccord Capital. Over the last 20 years, Rupert has gained significant knowledge of both the Canadian and London markets for natural resources companies and has led numerous IPO and secondary offerings on both sides of the Atlantic, in Continental Europe and in Australia. Rupert has an MSc from Imperial College London.
Jonathan Wright is responsible for the corporate finance business at Auctus. Prior to co-founding Auctus, Jonathan was a managing director at GMP FirstEnergy which he joined in February 2013. Prior to GMP FirstEnergy, Jonathan spent over 13 years at Seymour Pierce (now Cantor Fitzgerald Europe), where he was head of corporate finance. Jonathan has led advisory teams on dozens of financing, M&A and other transactions, including numerous IPOs and fundraisings on AIM and the Official List and several hostile and recommended takeovers. Jonathan has wide experience advising companies subject to the Takeover Code on M&A transactions both in natural resources and other industries. Prior to Seymour Pierce, Jonathan spent 5 years in private practice as a corporate lawyer where he specialised in advising small and medium sized public and private companies. Jonathan has a law degree from the University of Liverpool.
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