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Our People

Our people bring you significant corporate finance experience with a high level of qualifications and technical skill.

Matthew Flower

Matthew Flower
Partner

Qualifications: ICAEW, BSc

Tel: 020 3005 4171
Mob: 07920 711642

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Matthew has over 20 years’ experience in advising corporates, financial stakeholders and management teams in relation to M&A and corporate finance at all stages of the corporate life cycle in both the public and private markets. His transaction advisory experience includes buy and sell side M&A, capital raisings, strategic reviews and valuations. Matthew also has a specialism in the healthcare services sector in the UK, where he has been involved in a number of high profile assignments in recent years.

Matthew is a fellow of the ICAEW and holds a BSc in Banking and Finance.

Adrian Gare

Adrian Gare
Partner

Qualifications: ACA CF

Tel: +44 161 833 5631
Mob: +44 7974 814 479

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Adrian has in excess of 15 years experience in advising shareholders and key stakeholders in corporate finance matters. He has significant experience of advising on disposals, acquisitions, Management Buy Outs and Buy Ins but has also lead numerous due diligence, valuation and forensic assignments.

Adrian is also M&A Director for an Aim listed PLC, advising the board on strategic transactions. He is a chartered accountant and holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification.

Martyn Rickels

Martyn Rickels
Partner

Qualifications: ACA

Tel: +44 161 833 5632
Mob: +44 7739 187 104

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Martyn has a wealth of experience of advising management teams and key stakeholders through restructuring and corporate finance situations to deliver maximum value. He has a track record of supporting business owners in achieving their goals, whether through sourcing funding for growth or acquisitions or structuring an exit via a sale or management buy-out. With strong links to clearing banks, asset based lenders and private equity funds, Martyn is able to deliver innovate and value added funding solutions.

Martyn is a qualified accountant and spent a year working within a UK clearing bank.

Mark Naughton

Mark Naughton
Partner

Qualifications: ICAEW CF

Tel: 01172 033686
Mob: 07977 465589

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Mark leads the Corporate Finance team in the South West and Wales. He has over 20 years Corporate Finance experience advising companies and shareholders on their strategic options.

This may include:

  • working with shareholders and the Company to prepare a business for sale, identify the buyer and maximise value
  • working with companies to identify and unlock acquisition opportunities and negotiate the transaction
  • working with management teams to effect an MBO of their business raise finance for companies for development capital, acquisitions funding or working capital

He is a chartered accountant and holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification.

Adrian  Alexander

Adrian Alexander
Partner

Qualifications: ICAEW CF

Tel: 01273 916 692
Mob: 07889 412631

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Adrian has nearly 30 years corporate finance experience, advising on buying and selling companies, management buyouts, raising finance and deal support services including valuations.

He specialises in helping clients realise the value they have built up in their companies, assisting with their exit strategies, preparing the company for sale, then finding buyers and leading the transaction to a successful completion. He has helped a number of management teams with their 'Two Step' exit strategies as an alternative to a 100% sale and also a number of companies with their ‘buy and build’ acquisition programmes. Adrian often attends regular board meetings, in the period leading up to sale, helping the directors execute their plans.

His sector experience includes the Waste and Renewable, IT and Telcoms sectors.

Adrian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance qualification.

Colin Strevens

Colin Strevens
Director

Qualifications: ICAEW

Tel: 0121 710 1686
Mob: 07841 569278

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Colin has over 10 years of experience in advising stakeholders going through strategic change and has helped to deliver high value, strategic exits for shareholders with a combined value of over £300m across a range of sectors. Pragmatic and approachable he has a track record of advising on corporate finance matters including sourcing funding for growth or acquisitions or structuring an exit via a sale or management buy-out . Key skills include preparing businesses for sale, producing quality marketing materials and liaising / negotiating deal terms with interested parties and managing stakeholders through to successful completion.

Colin is a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.

Harry Walker

Harry Walker
Director

Qualifications: BA, ACA

Tel: 0116 303 3253
Mob: 07519 107751

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With 10 years' experience, Harry specialises in advising mid-market businesses and their owners on strategic transactions, including sales, acquisitions and equity and debt fundraising for growth, as well as working with private equity houses as clients and providers of finance. In 2016, he was named in the AccountancyAge.com '35 Under 35'.

Harry has a broad range of deal size and sector experience including Aerospace and Precision Engineering, Building Products and Tools, Veterinary Services, Food and Beverage and Packaging, with deal sizes ranging from £5-125m.

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