ADVISING Omega on its numerous potential bids is Ian Soanes of Cenkos.

Soanes is notably a co-lead on the team that launched Lord Levene’s new bank, NBNK, onto the public market to raise £50m last year. He also works with a range of fast-growing property and tech companies.

He advised Assura, the UK’s biggest healthcare property owner, on the sale of its medical business to Virgin, while he helped raise £23m for real estate investor NewRiver Retail in 2009.