Founded 25 years ago, KBS Corporate has established itself as a leading sales advisor by adopting an approach that is truly disrupting the traditional methodologies of company sales.
We’ve been in your shoes!
As an owner-managed company, we floated on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM in 2017, joining the market with a high-quality register of blue-chip organisations.
Admission was an important step in realising our Group’s strategy to deliver a number of growth opportunities, which was achieved against all key metrics.
Being a PLC helped to build the company from a business sales advisory into a fast-growing professional services group. Our success is testament to our employees, clients, partners, and investors, and we now feel that this is the right time to take the next big step in our ongoing growth journey. In 2023, K3 Capital Group announced that it was to be acquired by Sun European Partners. Sun European are a leading private investment firm focused on defensible businesses in growing markets with an expanding professional services portfolio. Under their ownership, we believe that the Group is poised to accelerate its growth in ways that were not previously attainable.
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We’re not your typical team of M&A advisers, we’re entrepreneurs too. We have personally built, sold, floated and secured investments into many businesses.
Our growing team of over 175 UK based employees are at the forefront of each of our success stories. Expertise built up over decades of experience working within M&A across the UK, Europe and the United States, puts us in the best position to guide you through your journey.
Our Directors alone possess over 200 years of combined experience within the company sales arena across the globe, working at some the world’s leading and most respected firms
We work with our client’s side-by-side throughout the transaction to deliver exceptional results.
John has over 18 years of operational, sales and commercial management experience within M&A. He specialises in developing a thorough understanding of a business in order to drive optimum shareholder value. Under John’s leadership, the Group’s holding company successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2017.
Beginning his career in marketing strategy, Simon is highly knowledgeable within growth strategies and the M&A marketplace. As an integral member of the team, he operates a decisive role in developing creative sale strategies for clients in order to achieve their exit objectives.
Stuart is a highly respected corporate financier and was previously Managing Director of Altium and Head of Corporate Finance at Arthur Andersen. He has been Group CEO of Latium Holdings during which time they acquired Ultraframe plc, Spectus Systems, Kestrel Building Products and the successfully disposed of Everest Home Improvements.
With over 25 years of commercial experience, Julian is a chartered accountant and experienced corporate financier who was previously Head of Corporate Finance for BDO in the North West. He went on to launch his own CF firm, and joined KBS to accelerate sector leading growth.
Dave is an experienced Corporate Finance Director responsible for managing many sizeable transactions to private equity, trade and overseas buyers. He is highly experienced, with over 15 years spent advising entrepreneurial businesses on their exit strategies.
Tony is a well-known figure within the M&A industry with a wealth of professional knowledge. He can demonstrate considerable experience in mid-market transactions and achieving deal values above his client’s expectations. He has first-hand experience of acquiring, selling and floating his own companies.
John has over 20 years Corporate Finance experience in the accountancy profession with Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) and BDO. He has been Managing Director of a company in the Renewable Energy Sector in UK, as well as working internationally in Scandinavia and also the USA.
Jay is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced corporate financier. He spent most of his career working in Top 10 Accountancy Practices and also ran his own corporate finance boutique. Jay has completed in excess of 100 transactions that include acquisitions, disposals and private equity deals.
Matt’s specific expertise includes company disposals, MBOs and strategic planning. He has over 20 years of transactional experience across many sectors with a particular emphasis in healthcare, leisure, manufacturing and retail. Matt’s vast experience is often drawn upon by his colleagues.
Guy has been at KBS for 10 years, having worked on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and business exit strategies. He specialises in establishing strong relationships with clients and has advised on transactions with values between £1m and £25m.
We look where others wouldn’t think to look
KBS Corporate offers a highly creative and proactive approach in order to identify prospective acquirers from across the globe. We possess the knowledge, contacts and personal touch, combined with data, systems and technology to maximise buyer reach whilst only contacting those who have the financial means, the expertise and the desire to acquire and grow your company.
With a history of delivering success, we will provide a tailored sale strategy to realise a complete exit solution or a partial sale to release capital. This unique approach can be discussed in an initial consultation where we aim to understand each of our client’s individual circumstances, desires and objectives in order to determine a suitable strategy.