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Richard Holway joins Regent as non-executive director

10th April 2007, Regent Associates Ltd (Regent) is delighted to announce that Richard Holway has joined the board of its parent company Regent Partners International Ltd (RPI) as a non-executive director with effect from 2nd April 2007. RPI is a holding company within which Regent, a leading specialist investment bank for the technology industry, is the primary business.

Richard will assist the company to help them build on the considerable success that they have achieved over the past few years. As a specialist provider of acquisition services to the technology sector, Regent is currently expanding the scope and scale of its operations

'We are delighted to have Richard on board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Regent. This will be of immense value as we move into the next phase of the company's development as it builds its capabilities to handle larger acquisition transactions' said Peter Rowell, Chairman of Regent Associates.

'I have had an association with Regent stretching back many years and have long been impressed with the strength of their brand and the quality of the work they do. The technology sector is in the midst of one of the most disruptive periods in its history. Management, shareholders and investors, more than ever before, need the solid reputation, expertise and experience that a trusted advisor like Regent can provide. I am really looking forward to working with Peter and the Regent team in helping them achieve even greater success in the years to come' concluded Richard Holway.

For more information contact
Samuel Hall
Octopus Communications
Tel: 08453 700 655

Richard Holway
Richard Holway is considered to be one of the UK's leading ICT analysts. He started in computing in 1966 as a programmer and progressed to become Group Marketing Director of Hoskyns (now Capgemini) in 1979 before forming Richard Holway Limited in 1986.

Richard Holway Limited became the leading authority on the financial performance of the UK software and IT services market. Best known the annual Holway Report, the monthly newsletter SYSTEMHOUSE and, in 1996, the Hotnews internet news service - one of the very first technology 'blogs'. All are still being published today in 2007.

In November 2000 Richard Holway Limited was acquired by Ovum where Richard continued to serve as a director and analyst. In March 2006. Ovum successfully IPOed on AIM at 190p. In Dec. 06, Datamonitor acquired Ovum for 42m/300p; a considerable premium. Richard stepped down from the board at that time.

In 2002, Richard was one of the founding members of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group and became the Chairman in April 2007. Currently, Richard sits on BT Global Services' Advisory Board and on the advisory board at Elderstreet Capital Partners. In January 2007, Richard was appointed a non executive director at the publicly quoted Finsbury Technology Trust (FTT).

Regent Associates Ltd
Founded in 1987, Regent Associates is Europe's leading advisor to organisations in the technology industries on all aspects of corporate development including, acquisitions, divestments, company sales, financing, valuations and strategic advice.

With a successful track record of over 400 completed transactions, Regent's client base includes many of the world's best known technology companies. Operating solely in the technology, telecoms and information services sectors, - 65% of the deals have private equity involvement and over 60% of the deals are cross-border. Website:

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Regent Associates Ltd.
+44 (0)8453 700 655

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