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"The Group now has a track record and a decade of growth, both organic and through value creating acquisitions, but always with patience, discipline and focused execution.

Through the cycle returns and value creation for a long term shareholders underlined by an increased dividend each year, have been achieved to date and remain the focal point of our strategy for the future."

Alex Snow
Chief Executive, 2010 Report & Accounts 


July 2011 Evolution Securities Limited voted best agency broker for Fixed Income in Europe 2011 by Credit Magazine for the third consecutive year.
May 2011 Williams De Broë Limited assets under management break through £6.2bn.
March 2011 Evolution Securities Limited ranked first for FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stock recommendations in the 2011 StarMine Analyst Awards.
July 2010 Evolution Securities Limited voted best fixed income agency broker for the second consecutive year by Credit Magazine.
June 2010 Williams De Broë Limited CEO, Philip Howell appointed to the Group Board.
May 2010 Williams De Broë Limited assets under management break through £5.5bn.
March 2010 Group announces record total income of £129.4m in 2009.
November 2009 Launch of Darwin Strategic Limited, who provide equity funding solutions to quoted (mainly AIM-listed) companies.
September 2009 Evolution Securities Ltd ranked one of three most productive brokers in Europe by Starmine.
July 2009 Evolution Securities Ltd ranked number 1 for FTSE 100 Analyst Recommendations by Starmine.
June 2009  Williams De Broë Limited assets under management break through £4.2bn
June 2009 Evolution Securities Ltd Voted number 1 European Fixed Income Agency Broker by Credit Magazine.
April 2009  Evolution Securities Ltd Voted number 1 AIM adviser by Growth Company Investor Magazine.
April 2009 The Evolution Group PLC re-enters FTSE 250.
March 2009 Strengthening of the Evolution Securities Equities business, through the hiring of 45 staff from the former Dresdner Kleinwort securities business
October 2008 Completion of the acquisition of the Singer & Friedlander Investment Management business by Williams de Broë , acquiring over £1bn of client assets.  
October 2008    Evolution Securities hires of a significant number of additional staff in our fixed income business to extend our fixed income franchise.
September 2008  Launch of WDB Capital UK Equity Hedge Fund and Williams De Broë UK Equity Alpha Fund
June 2007 Williams De Broë Limited assets under management break through £2.5bn
December 2006 Fund Management businesses of Williams De Broë and Christows brought together under Williams De Broë  banner and assets under management reach £2.2bn
June 2006  Evolution agrees to acquire Williams De Broë  PLC from Williams De Broë  Holdings Ltd and ING Belgique S.A. Our private client fund management business is rebranded to Williams de Broë .
September 2004  Securities Business rebranded as Evolution Securities reflecting our focus on the UK Securities Market and our integrated offer to corporate and institutional clients.
June 2003 Evolution joins the full list of the London Stock Exchange and enters the FTSE 250 during March 2004.   

September 2002 

Major restructuring of the investment banking business of Evolution Capital and Beeson Gregory to form newly branded Evolution Beeson Gregory.

July 2002 Evolution merges with Beeson Gregory Group Plc.
January 2002 Development continued of Evolution to form research led investment banking business with significant capability in secondary markets, equity sales & equity trading.
May 2001  Significant restructuring of Christows stockbroking business commenced which would ultimately produce a profitable & sustainable business.
April 2001 Acquisition of Evolution Group Limited and renamed The Evolution Group Plc.
April 2000   Merger with Christows Group. Renamed EVC Christows Plc.
1999 Evestment Plc listed on Alternative Investment Market raises funds to invest in private equity opportunities.


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