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Blue Star Capital is an investment Company with a focus on new technologies. The Company focuses on businesses that have the capacity for substantial growth and increase in value. Blue Star Capital’s geographical focus is predominately UK companies but the Board will also consider investments in Mainland Europe. The Company can take positions in investee companies by way of equity, debt or convertible or hybrid securities. The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
ANTHONY FABRIZI – Chief Executive Officer
Tony Fabrizi qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1986 and joined James Capel (later HSBC Investment Bank) in 1987. He worked in corporate finance and spent eight years undertaking UK transactions, becoming a director in 1993. During his last three years at HSBC he was responsible for the other financial and fund management activities within corporate broking.
Tony joined RP&C, a US Investment Bank, as a partner in 1998 to help develop its UK business.
In 2002 he established Ghaliston Limited as a corporate finance advisory business. Over the next 4 years Ghaliston acted as financial advisor to 10 companies listing on AIM and raised capital for a number of private companies. In May 2006, Ghaliston Limited acquired Merchant Securities Limited, a private client stockbroking business and the enlarged company listed on AIM in November 2006. Tony resigned as CEO of that company in June 2008.
Tony joined the board of Blue Star Capital in April 2011, initially as a non executive director, before taking on the role of CEO in July 2012.
WILLIAM HENBREY – Non-Executive Chairman
William Henbrey has more than 30 years’ experience in the gaming industry and is a Chartered Accountant. A partner at BDO London from 1978 until his retirement in 2006, William headed up the firm’s Betting and Gaming Unit within the Leisure and Hospitality Group. He has acted as both business assurance and financial adviser to a wide range of clients in the sector, both private and public in the UK and internationally, on business and strategic planning, flotations, acquisitions and disposals.
William’s gaming clients have included Coral, Pleasurama, Tote and Boylesports. He has also advised a number of online gaming businesses including 888, Aspinalls Online, Betbull, Bowman International, Empire Poker, Fairground Gaming, FireOne and St Minver.
Sean King – Non Executive Director
Sean King has over 20 years’ experience in publishing and digital content, having set up Square One Group in 1994, which was one of the fastest growing independent content agencies in the UK. In 2007, Square One Group was acquired by rival Seven Publishing (backed by Guardian Media Group and Caledonia Investment Trust) with Sean acting as CEO for the enlarged group until stepping down in April 2018. Seven was in turn acquired by German content agency C3 (part of Hubert Burda Media) in 2016.
After stepping down as CEO of SevenC3, Sean now acts as an independent advisor to a number of brands including Captify, (a fast growing pioneer in Search Intelligence); Octaive (an ad:tech start-up based in London and New York); DADI (a blockchain-powered decentralised global cloud computing network); and Liberty AIM (a new blockchain-powered ethical search engine).
The Board is responsible for formulating, reviewing and approving the Company’s strategies, budgets and corporate actions.
The Directors have responsibility for, and recognise the importance of implementing and maintaining, high standards of corporate governance, and intend that the company will comply with the Combined Code and the Quoted Companies Alliance’s ‘Guidance for Smaller Quoted Companies’ in such respects as are appropriate for a company of its size, nature and stage of development.
The Company operates a share dealing code for Directors as required by the AIM Rules.
The Board intends to regularly review key business and financial risks facing the Company in the operation of its business.
The Audit Committee consists of Anthony Fabrizi and William Henbrey (Chair). The Committee meets at least twice a year and more frequently if required. The Committee is responsible for monitoring the quality of internal controls, ensuring the financial performance of the Company is being properly measured and reported on, meeting with the auditors and reviewing reports from the auditors relating to accounting and internal controls.
The Remuneration Committee consists of William Henbrey (Chair) and Anthony Fabrizi. The Committee reviews the performance of the Executive Directors, sets the scale and structure of their remuneration and reviews the basis of their service agreements with due regard to the interests of the shareholders. The Remuneration Committee will also make recommendations concerning the allocation of share options to Directors and employees, if appropriate. No Director is permitted to participate in discussions concerning their own remuneration. The remuneration and terms of appointment of Non-Executive Directors are set by the Board as a whole.
Incorporated and registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act registration number 0517441.
Blue Star Capital is not listed or traded on any other Exchanges or trading platforms.
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