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Founding Family

Dave Rebbettes BCMS
Dave Rebbettes
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. 
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Brian Rebbettes BCMS
Brian Rebbettes
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 Rebbettes BCMS
Steve Rebbettes
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.

Executive Board

Steve Dally
Steve Dally

CEO

Steve 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.
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Steve Anstey
Steve Anstey

Director

The 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.
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Jonathan Dunn BCMS
Jonathan Dunn

Managing Director of BCMS Europe

A 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. 
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Senior Management Team

Geoff Pinder
Geoff Pinder

Head of Operations

Geoff 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.
Stephen Trigg
Stephen Trigg

Finance Director

An 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.
Duncan Wade
Duncan Wade

Managing Director, Corporate Finance

After 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.
Debbie Henderson
Debbie Henderson

People and Development (HR) Director

Debbie 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
Liz Jackson MBE

Marketing Director

A high-profile marketer, public speaker and former business owner, Liz holds responsibility for BCMS events, and a wide range of marketing initiatives, including partnering with other professional organisations.
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David Gavins
David Gavins

Sales Director

David leads the Business Advisory Team at BCMS, helping clients to understand their full range of business sale options. A former business owner, David also has previous director-level experience at PwC and EY.
Rachel Sage
Rachel Sage

Executive Assistant to the CEO

An experienced executive administrator, Rachel joined BCMS in 2011. She is responsible for managing all day-to-day activities for the CEO, alongside providing additional support to BCMS Shareholders and the Executive Board.
Simona Falticeanu

General Counsel

A dual-qualified corporate lawyer with a civil law and common law background, Simona is BCMS’ in-house legal representative. She advises on a range of legal issues, including global company practices and strategic initiatives.

Business Advisory Team includes

Mike Sweeting
Mike Sweeting

Partner Development Manager

Mike 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.
Mark Rebbettes
Mark Rebbettes
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 Taylor
Chris Taylor
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.
Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley
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.
Vickie Hood BCMS
Vickie Hood
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.
Steve McGuigan
Steve McGuigan
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.
Mike O'Connor
Mike O'Connor

Partner Development Manager

An 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 Mallaby
Glen Mallaby
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

John James McGregor BCMS
John James McGregor

Senior Manager

JJ 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. 
Mac Edwards BCMS
Mac Edwards

Lead Advisor

Since 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.
Ilan Elfassy BCMS
Ilan Elfassy

Lead advisor

Having run his own business, Ilan joined BCMS in 2007. He has successfully negotiated deals in sectors including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and packaging.
Nick Lankester
Nick Lankester

Lead advisor

Nick sets the strategic direction of a project, interacting between client and prospective acquirers and their advisors. Successful deals include the sale of Roger Oates Design to Ulster Carpets, and Safeware Quasar to UL.
James Buckingham
James Buckingham

Head of Business Analysis

A qualified accountant with experience of 35+ multi-sector SME and Corporate Finance transactions (including the $485m sale of Allworld to UBM plc), James leads the eight-strong Business Analysis team. 
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Andrew Sims
Andrew Sims

Lead Advisor

With 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.
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar

Senior Manager

Arun 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.
Jim Whitaker
Jim Whitaker

Lead Advisor

Working 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.
Ken Barragan
Ken Barragan

Director, Corporate Finance

Having 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. 
Jonathan Tate
Jonathan Tate

Senior Manager

Jonathan 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.
Doug Edmunds
Doug Edmunds

Associate Director

Since joining BCMS in 2012, Douglas has advised on multiple transactions in sectors as diverse as healthcare, tech, and manufacturing. Formerly a Lead Advisor and then Team Manager for one of our successful SME transaction teams, he previously held senior roles within the technology and services sectors.
Chris Fox
Chris Fox

Research Team Manager

As 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.
Mark Bentley
Mark Bentley

PR and Managing Editor

Mark 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.
Hugh Ashburner
Hugh Ashburner

Director

Responsible 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. 
Andy Denny
Andy Denny

Director

Andy 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.
Greg Garland BCMS
Greg Garland

Managing Director

Greg 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. 
James Pugh
James Pugh

Director

James 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.
Emma Tipper
Emma Tipper

Lead Advisor

Emma 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.
Scott Jones
Scott Jones

Lead Advisor

A 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. 
Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas

Lead Advisor

Mark has led the sale of companies for BCMS over many years, across various industries and international markets, including food, technology, energy and  infrastructure.
Judith Robinson
Judith Robinson

Lead Advisor

Judith has successfully completed deals across a range of sectors, including energy, security and utilities. Recent successes include securing investment for BEST Energy Saving Technology Group.