Partner at Ciesco
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Apr 2019 - Present
Delighted to be part of a great and vibrant team at Ciesco, specialists in M&A advisory and Corporate Development advice focused on the technology, digital, media and marketing sectors. Four deals completed this year 2020, in the most challenging of economic environments. Two with private equity, two with global corporates - and several more in the pipeline. There continues to be natural traction with consumers and businesses moving to the digital world, where highly attractive investment and corporate development opportunities exist. Come to our next industry event - whether online or face to face! January 2021.
Jan 2018 - Present
Joule Group International
Director advising Joule Group on fundraising and corporate development in a non-executive role. Joule is a recently established fire engineering consultancy bringing technology solutions to design and operational maintenance in fire safety, for infrastructure owners and investors. Brings progressive but disruptive technology solutions to a manual based maintenance sector.
Mar 2013 - Nov 2019
Founder Director and investor in Anthesis Group, the sustainability services business focused on consulting and implementation strategies for global corporations and organizations, to address climate change and the path to a zero-carbon environment. CFO from the company's incorporation in March 2013 to April 2018, then Corporate Development Director until November 2019. In this six year period: supervised six year's of clean audited accounts; opened offices in five different continents; raised over £7m of EIS and institutional investment funds; arranged £2.5m banking facilities with HSBC; handled 12 acquisitions comprising businesses in carbon consulting, health and safety assessment, strategic sustainability consulting, sustainable chemicals, environmental impact assessments, waste recycling, environmental economics, energy, apparel standards. Established a group Employee Share Trust. Revenues of £30m at handover.
Sep 2008 - Feb 2019
Represented a private equity investor on the board of this US-based international water-purification technology business. Upon listing the company on the London Stock Exchange AIM market, became an independent Non-Executive Director and then Chairman. Oversaw the sale of the business in early 2019.
Feb 2008 - Feb 2013
Origo Partners PLC
Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Director of two portfolio companies for this London funded, Beijing based, China-focused private equity group. Managing Director of the fund's corporate M&A program.
Sep 2002 - Jan 2008
Part of the management team that bought out the investment banking operations of the larger Seymour Pierce Group, backed by Alchemy Investment Partners.
Jul 1989 - Aug 2002
Founder investor and Director
One of 17 founder shareholders who established Beeson Gregory as the pre-eminent investment bank for growth companies on the London Stock Exchange in the 1990s and early 2000s. Advised on multiple IPOs, follow-on fundraisings, and private funding transactions - mostly focused on the technology, media, business services and healthcare sectors.
Sep 1986 - Jun 1989
Sep 1983 - Aug 1986