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SEC Newgate S.p.A
Company Name:SEC Newgate S.p.A Minimum fundraise:£0.00* High Share Price Bid:£0.00
Business Sector:Media and publishing Total Funds Bid to Date:- Low Share Price Bid:£0.00
Auction period:08 Mar 2022 - 18 May 2022 Indicative Share Price:0.00 Average Share Price Bid:£0.00**
*The company will accept oversubscription.
**In the event of significant oversubscription, shares will be allocated to bids at the average price and above.

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SEC Newgate S.p.A

In the auction that closed on 18th May 2022, 472,582 shares traded at 111.32 pence per share.

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Company info

SEC Newgate S.p.A is an insight-driven global strategic communications group that works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media, formerly quoted on AIM (LSE:SECN).

Auction Details

SEC Newgate S.p.A was admitted to trading on Asset Match on the 8th March 2022 at a price of 111.32p per share (the buy-back price)

Following a request from the company, the current auction window is now scheduled to occur from the 8th March - 18th May 2022 and close at 4pm.

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Auction instructions

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Key People

John Foley Non-Executive Chairman

John is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Barrister who has served on a number of public company Boards on a continuous basis since 1989. He was Chief Executive of MacLellan Group Plc from 1994 until its sale for an enterprise value of £130m in 2006. He was co founder of Premier Technical Services Group Ltd in 2007; it became a public company in 2015 and was sold for an enterprise value of over £300m in July 2019. He is currently aged 64 years old and is Chairman of a number of other private companies in addition to chairing SEC Newgate S.p.A.

Luigi PIERGIUSEPPE FERDINANDO ROTH Deputy Non-Executive Chairman

Luigi was appointed to the Board as its Non-Executive Chairman in June 2016. He has significant board experience and his current roles include being President of Alba Leasing S.p.A. (since 20 May 2012), Senior Advisor of Equita SIM S.p.A. (since October 2014), President of Italiana Valorizzazioni Immobiliari S.r.l. (since September 2013) and President of Melior Valorizzazioni Immobiliari S.r.l. (since June 2010), President of Gruppo Lombardo dei Cavalieri del Lavoro (since September 2013) and he holds positions on the boards of Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Autostrada Torino Milano S.p.A., Eurovita Assicurazioni S.p.A. and NTV S.p.A. Noteworthy previous experience includes roles as President of Terna S.p.A., Consorzio Città della Salute e della Ricerca di Milano, Fondazione Fiera Milano and Ferrovie Nord Milano Esercizio S.p.A., as well as various positions held on the boards of Meliorbanca, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A., Ansaldo Trasporti S.p.A. and Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. Luigi Roth is also a Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Italian Republic, Knight of Labour and a Papal Gentleman.

Fiorenzo VITTORIO TAGLIABUE Chief Executive Officer

Fiorenzo is the founder and controlling shareholder of SEC. He has significant expertise in urban regeneration projects, such as Porta Nuova in Milan (for Hines Group), regeneration of the Fiera di Milano area (for Citylife and Generali-Allianz Group), development plan for Bovisa (for Euromilano) and construction of Fiera in Rho-Pero (for Fiera Milano Foundation). He was the CEO of Nuova Editoriale Italiana S.p.A. from 1983 to 1989 and, in 1985, he founded and became General Secretary for the first three years of Centro Televisivo Vaticano. Mr Tagliabue was a member of the Board of Directors of Teatro La Scala (Milan) Foundation from 2005 until January 2015 and is a member of the board of directors of Banco Alimentare Foundation and of Venice University Institute of Architecture.

Emma Kane Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Emma specialises in creating positive change through communications. She has 30 years’ experience in the communications industry. Today she is Chief Executive of SEC Newgate UK, part of the international communications group, SEC Newgate S.p.A. on whose board she also sits. Her clients include business leaders, household brands and international organisations. She is Chair of the UK’s largest ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer, and of Europe’s largest multi arts centre, the Barbican Centre Trust; she is also a Board Member of the Elton John Aids Foundation (appointed July 2020). She was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2017.

brian tyson Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Brian is the Managing Partner of Newgate Australia (being Newgate Communications Pty Limited) and co-founder of Newgate Research (the market and social research arm of Newgate Communications). In a consulting career spanning three decades, Brian has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s leading communications practitioners with expertise in strategic issues management, financial transactions, government relations, media management and community campaigning. He has led a number of high profile and complex public affairs campaigns and financial transactions in the infrastructure, transport, banking, energy, agriculture and media sporting/arts sectors. Brian is a Director on the board of the Sydney Swans Australian Football Club and the Committee for Sydney as well the Clontarf Foundation, supporting educational opportunities for young Indigenous Australians. Prior to his career in consultancy Brian was a political adviser to the Greiner Government in New South Wales. He started his career as a journalist with The Land newspaper. Brian is Chief Executive of Newgate Australia. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of SEC Newgate in September 2019.

Sergio Penna Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer

Sergio joined SEC Newgate on 1 June 2020. He worked as Finance Manager for the last three years in a digital company following fifteen years of financial audit and consultancy in Italy and in the USA; He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Italy's leading university Bocconi in Milan, and he is qualified in Italy as a Certified Public Accountant.

Thomas Parker Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Tom co-founded Cambre Associates SA in 2013, based in Brussels, and was appointed to the Board in June 2016. Mr Parker was the Managing Director at Interel PR & PA from 2006 to 2007 and the Managing Director of Interel Cabinet Stewart in 2008. Mr Parker is the Vice President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels. He is also a regular commentator on EU lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession. Mr Parker works with organizations at the highest levels across a wide range of Sectors, counselling on EU affairs and pan–European advocacy campaigns and has advised on some of Europe’s highest profile reputational challenges and counselled on issues management and crisis communication at European and global levels. Mr Parker is also on the boards of the SEC subsidiaries Kohl PR and ACH Cambre.

Mark Glover Executive Director

Mark is SEC Newgate UK’s Executive Chairman as well as sitting on the board of SEC Newgate Group. He provides senior counsel to a range of corporate clients based on his 25 years’ consultancy experience. He founded the award-winning agency Newington in 2006 - now part of SEC Newgate UK. Mark is a Fellow of the PRCA and is a former Chairman of the PRCA Public Affairs Board (then APPC). Mark was a Labour Councillor in Southwark 2002-14, including six years as Chairman of the Labour Group. He is a published author and commentator on politics, public affairs and business. He also sat on the Federal Executive of the Liberal Democrats in the early 1990s. Mark was an expert witness to the Council of Europe on lobbying transparency and is a regular conference speaker and awards judge. He sits on the fundraising board of Humanity and Inclusion, is a Warden of the Company of Communicators and spent five years as a Non Exec on Marston Holding Group’s Ethical Advisory Board. He won the Public Affairs Awards 2020 - Outstanding Contribution and is a regular in the PR Week Powerbook.

Andrea Cornelli Executive Director

Andrea joined the Board as Chief Innovation Officer in December 2019. His experience spans communications technology systems, design information, PR and strategic advice. Throughout his career, Andrea has led some of Italy’s leading firms at the forefront of digital marketing and transformation. In 1981, Andrea founded C&T, one of the first Italian companies dedicated to design information and communication technology systems. He has collaborated with leading PR firm, Ketchum Italy (formerly RP Partners), since 1986, eventually becoming CEO. He was appointed CEO of Digital Market Strategy business, Telemacus, in 1995, and appointed Vice President in 1999. In 2013 he was appointed Global Partner of the Ketchum international network. After the merger between Ketchum, Fleishmann Hillard and Porter Novelli, in June 2017, he became Executive President of the new entity, Omnicom Public Relation Group (OPRG). From 2014 to 2015 he was President of Assorel. From 2019 he has been Vice President of UNA - Aziende della Comunicazione Unite.

David Matthewson Non-Executive Director

David was appointed to the Board in June 2016. David has experience in advising private and public companies on strategy plus implementation of mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity fund raising and capital reconstructions. David has spent much of his executive career as Senior Director of Noble Grossart Ltd. More recently, he was Finance Director of Playtech plc, between 2010 and 2013, which moved from AIM to the main market of the London Stock Exchange during his tenure. Prior to being Finance Director, he was a Non-Executive Director and chaired the audit and risk committees of Playtech plc. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Paola Bruno Non-Executive Director

Paola is the founder and Managing Director of Augmented Finance Ltd, an advisory company based in London and specialising in M&A, financial and corporate advisory for financial institutions, investment funds and European/North America industrial and tech companies. She is an independent Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee in Banca Creval S.p.A.; independent Director, Chairman of Control and Risk Committee, and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Related Party Committee in Alerion Clean Power SpA; and, independent Director, Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Member of the Risk Committee and Related Party Committee and Investment Committee in Retelit S.p.A. Paola joined the Board as Non-Executive Director in February 2017.