Corporate Finance Team

Introduction to the Corporate Finance Team

At BCMS, we have some of the most experienced deal makers in the industry. Members of our Corporate Finance Team typically have extensive experience in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance with firms such as Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Citibank, Bank of America, Rothschild, RBS, EY and PwC.

Paul Daitz

Paul Daitz

Executive Chairman

A veteran of the global M&A market, Paul joined BCMS North America as its Executive Chairman in 2013. 

Paul spent seventeen years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as a senior member of the Global M&A Group. Based at the London office, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Banking Division in Europe and as a senior member of the M&A team.

Jonathan Dunn

Managing Director

A highly experienced deal-maker, Jonathan leads a specialist team advising on a wide range of deal types. Jonathan is a seasoned Corporate Financier, having worked in M&A for over 20 years.  A qualified Chartered Accountant, he started his career at BDO Stoy Hayward, and moved to Ernst & Young in the late 1990s where he led the Mergers & Acquisitions team focused on the media sector.  

Jonathan joined BCMS in 2010 to lead the Major Transactions Group, responsible for large company sales.  As an executive board member, Jonathan is also responsible for implementing BCMS’ strategic direction as a global M&A business.

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Greg Garland

Managing Director

Greg is an experienced M&A professional having worked on successful transactions totalling over US$10bn since 2001. Greg was previously a Director at RBS in London and was trained at Rothschild.

Hugh Ashburner

Hugh Ashburner

Director

With over 30 years’ experience in European Corporate Development and buy-side M&A with blue chip FMCG companies including SmithKline Beecham, McCormick and Britax, Hugh joined BCMS in 2005. He has since led more than 40 deals to a successful conclusion, including leveraged buy-outs and cross border trade sales across a broad range of industry verticals.

Andy Denny

Andy Denny

Director

Andy is an experienced M&A professional, having handled more than fifty transactions during his BCMS career, including leveraged buy-outs, trade sales and corporate divestments across many different industry verticals and international borders.

 

Rob Goulding

Rob Goulding

Associate Director

Rob’s career spans more than 18 years and over 70 transactions, including deals with major trade acquirers (e.g. Siemens, Pearson) and Private Equity institutions in the US and UK. Rob has considerable multi-sector and international experience. 

Simon Glover

Simon Glover

Associate Director

Simon joined BCMS in 2002 from a London-based cross-border M&A boutique. His transaction experience since then covers more than 60 deals, and includes many cross-border transactions with US/European acquirers.. His sector specialisms include Software, IT Services, Business Services and Industrials.

Jon Byun

Jon Byun

Senior Vice President

Jon has over 15 years of experience in the investment banking industry across several leading M&A firms. Prior to BCMS, Jon was a Director in the Corporate Finance Americas Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Jon has also worked as a Principal in the Global Industries M&A Group of Bank of America and as a Vice President in the US M&A Group of CIBC World Markets.

Alexander Colley

Alexander ("Lex") Colley

Senior Vice President

Lex has over 15 years of experience in M&A advisory assignments, public equity and debt offerings, buyouts, private placements, and leveraged recaps, totalling more than $4bn in value. Lex’s original Wall Street experience includes working with the firms Alex. Brown & Sons in New York City and Salomon Smith Barney in California.

Brett Dvorak

Brett Dvorak

Senior Vice President

Brett is an accomplished M&A professional, experienced in financial advisory, principal investing, restructuring, and portfolio company management. Brett has previously held corporate finance positions with global companies, including Morgan Advanced Materials, Cooper Industries (now Eaton Corporation), GE Capital, and PwC.

Kahlil Reid

Senior Vice President

Kahlil has over 15 years of corporate transactional experience. After spending several years as a corporate attorney, Kahlil transitioned into investment banking in Citigroup’s Media and Technology Investment Banking Group, where he worked on corporate transactions for AOL, Trimble Navigation, Inktomi and Cirrus Logic, among others. Before joining BCMS, Kahlil was a Managing Director and Partner with a Los Angeles-based middle-market investment bank.