Recently named ‘Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year’ at the 2016 Thames Valley Deal Awards, his fourth such award, Simon has led some of the region’s most significant transactions including most recently the disposal of Clearwater Group to Baird Capital and the sale of SCI-MX Nutrition to Samworth Brothers.
As a Managing Director at Spectrum, Simon is passionate about achieving the full potential on business sales, buy-outs and acquisitions. He is hands-on throughout to ensure the best outcome for his clients.
After leadership roles with Ernst & Young, PwC and Bank of Scotland he established a regional CF Boutique which was sold to Tenon (now RSM UK) in 2001. He went on to lead the regional CF Team of Grant Thornton in the South, before once again realising his entrepreneurial ambitions and establishing Spectrum Corporate Finance with co-founders Ian Milne and Clive Hatchard. Over the years he has completed many notable deals in the region including the disposals of HobbyCraft, Jayhards, Point Source and buy-outs of Virgin Wines, Leisure Pass Group and BIMM.
Simon has also spent a couple of years as the President of AICA, the global advisory network that Spectrum are the sole UK members of.
Out of working hours, Simon is a keen skier with his family. He enjoys travel, good food and wine, and hopes that regular 5-a-side football will keep the effects of the latter at bay!
“Spectrum successfully helped us sell our business. The process was so much easier with the help of Simon who went beyond the call of duty and helped in every step to fulfil our dreams. Selling a business is not easy but with the right people at Spectrum, the whole process was less stressful as they had our interests at heart and the fundamental knowledge to advise us to get the best deal that was right for us.”Trevor and Anne McCormack, MacuVision Europe Limited
FINALIST - UK CORPORATE FINANCE HOUSE OF THE YEAR
BEST ADVISOR OF THE YEAR FOR CORPORATE FINANCE UK
WINNER - CORPORATE FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR
LARGE DEAL OF THE YEAR (OVER £50M)
SHORTLISTED - DEBT ADVISER OF THE YEAR