ADVISING Alterian is Canaccord Genuity. Heading up the team are Rory O’Sullivan and Simon Bridges.

O’Sullivan is a managing director, leading the European M&A business for Canaccord. He has worked at the bank for almost five years.

He has previously worked as managing director at Sardis Capital, principal at Robertson Stephens and account manager at France Telecom.

Bridges is head of technology for Europe, specialising in working with small and medium sized companies.

He provides both corporate broking and corporate finance advice on IPOs, rights issues, open offers and placings. Prior to working at Canaccord he was a managing director of corporate finance at Landsbanki. He has also worked for spells at Bridgewell and in HSBC’s investment bank. He graduated from the University of Birmingham and is a keen sports fan, including tennis, golf, rugby, skiing and football.