About us

ABOUT US

Spectrum Corporate Finance Limited is the largest independent corporate finance boutique in the South, focused purely on lead and debt advisory. We work with business owners and management teams, advising them through important transactions at each stage of the business life-cycle, including raising finance, completing acquisitions and planning and executing company sales.

Our Approach

Our approach is director-led and our advice is professional, independent and confidential.

Our team is focused on how to best present your business and maximise value for you. We consider your business and personal objectives at the outset and work with you to build a strategy and project plan to achieve them. We believe that we can best add value by really understanding your business, the market and the key drivers. We are involved as a team at each stage of the process to ensure you get the benefit of our combined experience.

The ethos at Spectrum is about viewing things differently and from a client’s perspective, whilst ensuring quality is at the forefront of everything we do.


Our History

Spectrum Corporate Finance was set up in 2010 by joint managing directors Simon Davies, Clive Hatchard and Ian Milne. With backgrounds across a broad range of disciplines including banking, commercial FD roles, advisory and direct industry experience, the trio came together to fulfil a market demand for high quality, value added and independent advice.

The team is further enhanced by individuals with strong technical and interpersonal skills and Big 4 accounting and private equity backgrounds, yet with an entrepreneurial spirit and flair. The team has been involved in many of the regions leading deals from either an advisory or a funding perspective, including Mountain Warehouse, Bargate Homes, Land of Leather, Virgin Wines, Arqiva, BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute), Red Funnel Group and Raymond Brown. They are regarded by their peers as market leaders.

Spectrum has just celebrated its 6th anniversary and in that time has grown the business to a team of seventeen. The business has continued to grow year on year and in 2016/17 has dominated the region in both the number, value and quality of transactions. Spectrum Corporate Finance was named 'Corporate Finance Team of the Year' at the recent 2017 Thames Valley Deal Awards, retaining their title for the fourth year following their win in the same category at the 2016 and 2015 Solent Deal Awards and at the 2014 Thames Valley Deal Awards. In addition the team were delighted to have been announced as finalists in the 'UK Corporate Finance House of the Year' category at the 2017 and 2016 Private Equity Awards.

Our Alliances

Spectrum Corporate Finance is the UK member firm of the Alliance of International Corporate Advisers (AOICA). For more information visit www.aoica.org.

Spectrum Corporate Finance is an ELITE PARTNER. ELITE is London Stock Exchange’s programme designed to facilitate the engagement between the UKs most ambitious private companies, industry experts and corporate advisory and investor communities. The aim is to prepare and structure growing companies for future growth and investment. For more information visit www.uk.elite-growth.com.

Our Named Charity - DEBRA

After several years of support Spectrum have formally adopted DEBRA as our nominated charity for fundraising activities. Spectrum has committed to champion DEBRA by supporting and organising various activities to raise awareness and funds for this exceptional charity.

DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. Tragically, certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy and others are severely life-limiting. It is estimated that there are more than 5,000 people living with EB in the UK, and 500,000 worldwide. DEBRA provides an enhanced healthcare service, in partnership with the NHS, as well as a dedicated community support team that offer help and advice directly to the EB community.

DEBRA’s mission is to find a cure for EB - funding world leading research into the causes and possible treatments for EB is a key part of their work. DEBRA receives no direct government funding and therefore relies on the generosity of the public to carry out its vital work - therefore raising awareness of the condition is vital in order to attract more support and funding for the services they provide.

To find out more about living with EB and the work DEBRA does you can view a short film Maisy's Story.