About Us

Yakells Ltd was founded in 2014 by Michael Leacock, a former top-rated City analyst, with the aim of helping businesses enhance the quality of their communication. Although our current work is centred on in the financial services sector, Yakells is available to work with other industries and offers a range of bespoke services from simple proof reading to science-based copy generation to detailed communication.

Michael’s background is much more varied than the usual equity analyst – including several years as a student of veterinary medicine and a spell as a trainee pilot for the RAF. After the RAF wisely decided he would be better off staying on the ground, Michael joined a leading pharmaceutical company as a medical representative in the South West of England. After 2 year training scheme in marketing at head office in Horsham, he spent ten years in product management, business development and drug development. Michael then took up an exciting opportunity to join the highly respected City firm of S. G. Warburg, in the role of an equity analyst. In total he spent 15 years as a highly rated equity analyst covering European pharma and life science companies.

Michael is also a registered supervisory analyst with FINRA. Clients for whom we have worked range from top-rated equity research firms such as Exane BNP Paribas to highly respected regional brokers. Our services to these clients include SA and research support including reviewing analysts’ financial models, refreshing/refining investment cases and improving the clarity of written work