LONDON, 22 March 2013 – Panmure Gordon & Co., a leading independent institutional stockbroker and investment bank, is pleased to welcome two new clients to the firm this week, taking the number of the firm’s listed clients to 111, following a 26% rise in client numbers in 2012. Panmure Gordon chief executive, Phillip Wale, commented: “We are delighted to welcome both Lifeline Scientific, Inc and Surgical Innovations Group plc as clients of the firm. Both companies are outstanding medical technology providers and reflect our growing expertise in the sector. “Last week, we also added one of the UK’s most famous homeware producers, Portmeirion Group, to our client list. “Having grown our client base by 26% in 2012 – from 76 at the end of 2011 to 96 at the end of 2012 – it has been pleasing to see further growth since the beginning of this year. “Our corporate clients range in size from FTSE100 through to AIM across a wide variety of sectors; they also include a number significant listed investment funds and venture capital trusts. The breadth of our client base matches our service capabilities and I look forward to welcoming more clients as the year progresses,” Mr Wale said.