RFC Ambrian was formed during April 2012 following RFC’s acquisition of Ambrian Partners.
In the preceding years both RFC and Ambrian Partners had established themselves as two of the leading international resource sector finance houses.
The RFC group of companies was established in Australia in 1985, initially to foster investment in and the development of the burgeoning domestic junior mining sector.
Operating from two primary offices in Perth and Sydney, RFC’s business expanded to a more global footing during the second half of the 1990s, with the focus moving to encompass the provision of corporate advisory services across a much broader spectrum of resource companies, ranging from emerging juniors through to multinationals.
A group of the current senior directors of RFC Ambrian undertook a management buyout of the core operating RFC companies in April 2001, and from that time the business grew to include clients in both the industrial and energy sectors.
The business has continued to expand, with the establishment of direct links through to the London equity markets in 2002 when RFC became the first non UK-based AIM nominated adviser.
Ambrian was established in London 2002 as a privately-owned specialist resource sector advisory firm, and grew rapidly through the following decade to become one of the leading specialist resource and energy sector corporate finance and stockbroking groups in London.
The group was listed on the AIM market in the mid-2000s as part of what became the Ambrian Capital plc group.
RFC commenced a process to acquire Ambrian Partners from Ambrian Capital plc in late 2011, with the deal being finalised in April 2012.