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David Sefton

David Sefton

David, the founder of Linton Capital, a specialist private equity fund manager, has been involved in private equity investment in the oil and gas industry since 2004. He has extensive experience of making and managing investments and achieving exits. David has been a specialist in the oil and gas industry across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North America. He has worked with many of the world's leading international and national oil companies and is also a director of Crest Energy Services and Anglo-African Oil and Gas.

In 2002, David joined LukOil Financial Services, which provided M&A and transactional services to the OAO LukOil group, as its chief legal officer. He began his career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he was a senior associate based in the London and New York offices.

David completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford and qualified as a barrister with a practice in company, insolvency and construction work.

 
Ian Tanner

Ian Tanner

Ian has analysed and invested in closed-end funds for more than 25 years, both personally and for clients. Almost never investing in funds at launch, he seeks to access the secondary market to acquire deeply-discounted exposure to various asset classes.

Ian has worked extensively on the dilutive effect of warrants and similar claims on assets. He also analyses in a non-standard way split-level (dual purpose) funds. Ian studied Mathematics and Economics at University of Surrey and completed a post-graduate course in Finance in 1990/91 in Australia, including a dissertation pertaining to why closed-end funds often trade at discounts to NAV.

From 1993 he set up the Country Fund department at Bear Stearns and has also researched emerging market and other funds at Baring Securities and Teather & Greenwood. Currently at Charles Stanley, he represents one of IOGT's largest shareholders, including a personal holding of 200,000 shares.

 
Miles Walker

Miles Walker

Miles, currently the CEO of Crest Energy Services, is a senior oil and gas service industry executive and has extensive international experience throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. He has a track record growing businesses in this sector and previously he was Asia Pacific Director of Operations and then Eastern Hemisphere GM for Drilling Services for Precision Drilling, Global Business Development Director, Drilling Services, for Weatherford International and is based in Dubai. Miles is also the co-owner and a Non-Executive Director for Albion Oil Tools Ltd.

Miles has also worked in regional capacities for Baker Hughes prior to joining Precision Drilling in 2001. He holds a BSc from the University of Strathclyde.

 

 

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