We are here!
In these challenging and unusual times, we would like to ensure our current and future clients that our staff are still here for you and contactable via your usual correspondence methods.
KBS Corporate, and the wider K3 Capital Group of companies, has taken measures to mitigate the risk to all stakeholders, whilst still offering the same market leading service that we have always been proud of.
Following Government guidance, our offices are now open for a small and safe number of our employees, with the majority of staff working remotely, for the safety of all of our employees and their families, our visitors, and the wider community by minimising unnecessary commutes and social interactions.
Our Directors and senior team continue to operate in full and are on hand to speak to current or future clients.
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 10 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.
As a qualified accountant, with over 12 years’ experience, Andrew adds financial and commercial value to clients by leading the transaction process, developing fully integrated financial models and enhancing management information to maximise buyer interest.
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.
Having previously worked for Bureau Van Dijk, Vera has extensive research skills covering a wide range of industries. She has been involved in the buyer outreach on major projects and transactions and has a wide network of M&A contacts to draw upon.
How we continue to operate
Although nothing is normal about the current climate, we are still maintaining a direct and uncompromised line of contact between ourselves and those wanting to sell or acquire a business.
We have strong and experienced teams across each department, combined with an automated business model which uses the latest data and proprietary technology, enabling us to carry on offering the same service, uninterrupted by the physical location of our experts.
We have always been mindful that face-to-face interactions are not always possible – and therefore our staff are well versed in conducting all meetings remotely, ensuring that that quality of information and guidance is not compromised. Therefore we are able to still ‘meet with clients’ via conference or video call.
Are people still looking to buy and sell?
We are still receiving enquiries as we always have been from those who are interested in acquiring a business, as well as those who are looking to begin the process of selling theirs.
We have been ensuring that we utilise this period to prepare new clients for sale, and although the severity of the current crisis is not to be underestimated, we are mindful that once the dust settles, business owners will no doubt be highly incentivised to capitalise on their business value and at the same time we believe that both trade and investment buyers both within the UK and overseas will be looking for opportunities and routes to expand through acquisition.
Throughout the ‘lockdown’ period, we still maintained a dealmaking presence, completing no fewer than 16 deals across our Group, with several more in the pipeline to be concluded within the coming weeks.