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  • Squeeze maximum value from your company! KBS Corporate Finance has a proven track record in completing company sale transactions from £5m - £200m
    Latest Completed Sale
     
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    Metal Manufacturer
    Buyer: Private Equity
    Deal Value: £10.5m

    The KBS Corporate Finance division is dedicated to our larger clients, specialising in lead advisory and transaction support, handling company sales typically falling into the £5m – £200m value range. Our team possess over 100 years of combined M&A experience and has handled hundreds of company sale transactions in the UK M&A mid-market.

    Here is what sets our corporate finance services apart from others in the industry:

    • We have extensive sector knowledge, enhanced from a network of industry experts and working successfully in corporate financial services.
    • We have real business experience and a proven track record in completing transactions.
    • All of our Directors are experienced in corporate finance with a sound technical background, which ensures expert transactional practice and deal execution.
    • They have a wealth of cross-border transactional practice as entrepreneurs who have owned, run and sold their own businesses.

    Your business transaction is in safe hands with KBS Corporate; our mandates are completely Director-led from start to finish and we operate in close partnership with you throughout, adding value by only working with a select number of clients at any one time.

    This allows us to offer a dedicated personal service with full project management. Combining this with a tailored sale strategy, presentational expertise and comprehensive buyer sourcing techniques, KBS Corporate Finance offers an exceptional level of service.

    Julian Coy
     
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    Managing Director

    As Head of Corporate Finance (CF) in the North, Julian grew BDO into a major player, developing one of the strongest teams in mid-market deals and working on over 100 transactions from £5m to £50m.

    Following a successful spell in industry, where he bought, built and sold the UK/US Promatic Group, Julian launched his own consultancy and CF firm, utilising Sector Specialists to work with a small core of clients. Julian joined KBS in order to utilise his 25 years of commercial and financial experience to accelerate their sector leading growth in the M&A mid-market.

    John Hunt
     
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    Director

    John has over 20 years Corporate Finance experience in the accountancy profession with Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) and BDO as well as working in industry at TXU Corp, an global utility company.

    He has been Managing Director of a company in the Renewable Energy Sector in UK and has international experience having worked in Scandinavia and also USA.

    John’s financial and commercial experience allows him to add significant value to the client experience and is focused on delivering maximum shareholder value for his clients.

    John Rigby
     
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    Director

    Having previously worked in the Corporate Banking sector both within the UK and overseas, John has been a member of the KBS team for over 15 years.

    His passion lies in developing a thorough knowledge and understanding of a business in order to drive the buyer to pay optimum value for it.

    John has a wealth of experience across most market sectors and can demonstrate a range of successful transactions with the emphasis on over achieving against his clients expectations.

     

     

     

     

     

    Tony Ford
     
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    Chairman

    Tony has a wealth of professional experience across many sectors, gained through his own business interests as well as those of clients.

    Tony specialises in Corporate Mentoring where he can use his vision to influence changes in management, sales strategy, routes to market, implementation of barriers to entry and board composition.

    Tony can demonstrate considerable experience in handling transactions in the mid-market sector and achieving deal values above his clients expectations.

    Matt Clancy
     
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    Director

    Matt specialises in providing exit strategy advice to company owners with a focus on delivering maximum shareholder value.

    His specific expertise includes company disposals, MBOs, strategic planning and fundraising.

    Matt can draw on over 16 years of transactional experience with a particular emphasis in healthcare, leisure, manufacturing and oil & gas.

    Simon Daniels
     
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    Director

    Simon began his career working in Marketing Strategy which provided a great insight into growth strategies and the M&A marketplace.

    For the last 15 years, he has been an integral member of the team providing valuable expertise in guiding and assisting clients considering their exit strategies.

    Simon operates a decisive role in developing creative sale strategies which focus on extensive buyer targeting to deliver maximum value for our clients.

    Andrew Melbourne
     
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    Director

    With over 10 years experience as a chartered accountant, Andrew adds financial and commercial value to clients by leading the transaction process, developing fully integrated and bespoke financial models and enhancing management information to maximise buyer interest.

    Andrew is designated by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) as an Associate (ACMA), a Member in Practice (MIP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) as well as achieving a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Financial Management.

    Dave Gardner
     
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    Corporate Finance Consultant

    Dave has over 13 years of experience of advising entrepreneurial businesses on their exit strategies and implementing approaches aimed at delivering shareholder value.

    Dave develops strong relationships with his clients and their business processes which coupled with his financial and commercial skills, make him ideally placed to design and deliver robust strategies that maximise business performance and drive a transaction to completion.

    Stuart Lees
     
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    Non-Executive Director
    Anthony Richardson
     
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    Corporate Finance Consultant
    Fahim Amdani
     
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    Head of Buyer Intelligence
    Richard Tinsley
     
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    Corporate Finance Executive
    Hassan Ahsan
     
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    Corporate Finance Executive
    Vera Jackson
     
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    Corporate Finance Research Analyst
    Anne Pritchard
     
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    Corporate Finance Analyst
    George Dibb
     
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    Corporate Finance Analyst
    Brett Tharme-Loose
     
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    Corporate Finance Analyst
    Oliver Ballard
     
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    Corporate Finance Analyst
    Chris Williams
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Andrew Hatfield
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Steve Dorkings
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    James Bray
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Craig Gausden
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Matthew Brannon
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Sam Roser
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Ian Griffiths
     
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    Regional Corporate Director
    Andrew Dodd
     
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    Corporate Director
    Guy Haynes
     
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    Corporate Director
    Tom Eatough
     
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    Corporate Director
    Rebecca Billington
     
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    Associate Director
    Gary Edwards
     
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    Head of Marketing
    Gareth Smyth
     
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