Dave is a founding director of BCMS, an expert in the company sale process, and an acknowledged thought leader within the M&A industry. Dave is the primary presenter at BCMS masterclasses worldwide.Read more
A serial entrepreneur and business owner, Brian founded BCMS after undergoing a company sale of his own. His drive, commitment and experience have been instrumental in growing the business.
Steve developed and refined the BCMS approach to company sales. He understands first-hand the hard work and determination required to build and run a successful enterprise.
CEOSteve is the strategic head of the business, and oversees the company’s growth in the UK and internationally. Steve has held a variety of board-level roles at multinational organisations.
DirectorThe founder and publisher of M&A magazine, Steve specialises in business strategy and analysis, ensuring we align our services in the very best interests of our clients.
Managing Director, Major Transactions GroupA highly experienced deal-maker, Jonathan leads a specialist team advising on a wide range of deal types. Jonathan joined BCMS in 2010 to lead the Major Transactions Group, responsible for large company sales.
Senior Management Team
Head of OperationsGeoff oversees the four core delivery teams at BCMS. His role is to ensure that each of our expert deal teams is sufficiently resourced to deliver the exceptional service our clients expect.
Finance DirectorAn experienced financial professional – with a successful track record across many sectors including professional services, architecture, and construction – Stephen heads up the Finance and IT Teams at BCMS.
Managing Director, Corporate FinanceAfter 11 years with EY, Duncan joined BCMS in 2016. He has extensive experience in complex transactions covering sell side, buy side, management advisory, capital structuring, debt financing and corporate recovery.
Head of People and DevelopmentDebbie manages BCMS’ greatest resource, our people. The HR team’s function is to select, train and support the most talented M&A professionals in the country.
Liz Jackson MBE
Marketing DirectorA hugely experienced marketer and public speaker, Liz is BCMS’ Head of Marketing. A former business owner, she is committed to ensuring BCMS clients' understand their full range of options.
DirectorRussell heads up BCMS’ business advisory team. He has a 27-year track record in corporate finance, in management, board level and advisory roles, including at Arthur Andersen and Peel Hunt LLP.
Associate Director of International OperationsMark heads up BCMS International Operations, and has sold SMEs in Europe, Africa, North America and Australasia. His division supports and advises our local deal-making teams around the world.
Head of International Business DevelopmentMike is responsible for establishing operations in new countries. A key part is presenting masterclasses, where he gets to meet hundreds of clients every year from Dublin to Dubai.
Business Advisory Team includes
A senior figure at BCMS, Mark has extensive experience of the issues affecting companies of all sizes and sectors. He has particular expertise in helping business owners assess the saleability of their company.
Chris is committed to offering honest and pragmatic advice to business owners considering the sale of their business. He helps clients understand their objectives, and realise the full value of their investment.
A former business owner with a background in industry, Michael has over 16 years’ experience in professional services at BCMS, EY, Deloitte, ICAEW, BLP and CIMA.
Having owned and run her own business, Vickie joined BCMS in 2007. A former Lead Advisor, she has advised clients on successful sales to a range of acquirers, from listed plcs to PE and private investors.
A vastly experienced M&A professional with 30 years’ experience in B2B management and consultancy, Steve helps clients develop tailored strategies as they look to take the first steps to a successful sale.
Partnership Development ManagerAn experienced transaction negotiator, Mike has worked on a wide variety of successful deals in over 10 years at BCMS. Past transactions include Wainwright Associates to Yes Pharma Services GmbH.
Glen has worked at BCMS for over 11 years, and completed c50 transactions. In addition, Glen spent two years coaching and developing BCMS Lead Advisors. His high-profile deals include the sale of Asidua to Civica Group.
Client Delivery Team includes
Head of Business AnalysisJames is the Head of Business Analysis at BCMS and is responsible for the team of Business Analysts that financially review our clients.
Lead AdvisorWith over 30 years’ experience across a broad range of industry sectors, Andrew has directed, managed and led acquisitions and divestments – including the management of acquired businesses.
Senior ManagerArun has over 15 years of M&A advisory experience at blue chips including ABN AMRO, Credit Suisse and RBS Corporate Finance, where he led teams in the industrial, infrastructure and TMT sectors.
Lead AdvisorWorking alongside clients in a wide range of sectors, Jim has a decade’s experience in corporate finance, risk management and relationship management, including at Black Horse Finance and Barclays. He joined BCMS in 2016.
Assistant Director, Corporate FinanceHaving led Private Equity investments in the financial sector, including international transactions, Ken has wide-ranging experience in M&A, quantitative credit analytics and risk management technologies.
John James McGregor
Senior ManagerJJ heads up BCMS’ Lancashire-based deal team, with a particular focus on service delivery. His background is in management and training, including five years at Capita.
Lead AdvisorSince joining BCMS in in 2007, Mac has led dozens of successful transactions in areas as diverse as robotics, aerospace, healthcare and energy. Previously, Mac worked for HSBC Bank as a relationship Manager for High Net Worth clients.
Lead advisorHaving run his own business, Ilan joined BCMS in 2007. He has successfully negotiated deals in sectors including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and packaging.
Lead Advisor A qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in financial services – including at Lloyds Bank and JP Morgan Securities – Alan has negotiated over 100 deals across a wide range of sectors.
Senior ManagerJonathan heads a team of M&A specialists who identify the best buyers and deal terms for our clients. Prior to working at BCMS he held leadership roles in sectors including marketing and utilities.
Senior ManagerDoug leads a team of M&A specialists. He previously held senior roles within the technology and services sectors, as well as co-founding a successful business.
Research Team ManagerAs Research Team Manager, Chris is instrumental in developing strategic solutions to identify the best acquirers for our clients. He manages a team of highly skilled research analysts.
PR and Managing EditorMark heads up the expert creative team responsible for producing tailored sales and marketing content on behalf of BCMS clients. An experienced journalist, he also manages PR and media initiatives.
Director, Major Transactions GroupResponsible for deal strategy and negotiations, Hugh has led c40 transactions in over a decade at BCMS. Deals include securing investment from H2 Equity Partners for the GBUK group.
Associate DirectorAndy has over a decade of experience at BCMS, completing c40 transactions across multiple industry verticals. Recent deals include the sale of Sleek MakeUP to Walgreens Boots Alliance Group.
Managing Director, Major Transactions GroupGreg has a wide range of experience in the European mid- and large-cap market, having worked on successful transactions totalling over US$10bn since 2001.
Senior Lead AdvisorJames manages deal negotiations for clients in arenas including healthcare and financial services. An accountant by training, he has first-hand experience of starting and selling his own business.
Lead AdvisorEmma joined BCMS in 2013, and has already delivered a number of completions covering a wide range of sectors and transaction types, including sales to trade acquirers, private investors and MBOs.
Lead AdvisorA prolific dealmaker, in his time at BCMS Scott has successfully led the sale of over 30 companies to a variety of high-profile acquirers, including AXA and Bidvest.
Lead AdvisorMark has led the sale of companies for BCMS over many years, across various industries and international markets, including food, technology, energy and infrastructure.