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Paul Downes

Advisory Director, London

Paul has over 30 years of experience as a strategic and financial communications adviser based in London, advising clients worldwide. Throughout his career, Paul has specialized in advising on mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, crisis communications and other special situations. His experience also includes co-founding London-based Merlin Financial Communications in 1994 and, as CEO, leading its growth into a top strategic communications firm. Merlin was acquired in 2012.

Other previous posts include:

  • Senior Adviser to the Board of IPSX, London’s new specialist regulated real estate stock exchange, which expects to commence trading operations in 2020
  • CEO and subsequently Chairman of the Capital Markets division of international PR group, Instinctif Partners
  • Deputy CEO and head of Investor Relations, Charles Barker Georgeson (London)
  • Director, Valin Pollen

Paul is an honors graduate of Nottingham University. He currently serves as a Board director in the beverage and entertainment sectors.

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