Experienced corporate finance adviser for owner managers and entrepreneurs
Tom is one of the leading corporate finance advisers in the East of England with over 15 years’ experience of advising directors, owners and management teams on a range of transactions. He prides himself on his open and friendly approach with clients, his calmness under pressure and his deep understanding of many issues faced by private companies. Tom has a broad network of contacts and has built strong relationships with many banks, lawyers and private equity houses.
Taking time to understand clients’ objectives and needs is important to Tom. He specialises in working with his clients on:
- Identifying potential buyers for a business and taking the business to market
- Maximising value on sale of a business
- Negotiating and executing corporate transactions
- Raising debt and/or equity for businesses to fund growth or acquisitions
- Advising management teams on structuring and funding management buy-outs
Tom’s aim is often to help owner managers and entrepreneurs sell their businesses so they are free to pursue what they want, whether it’s another business opportunity, property investment or a long retirement.
An experienced adviser with a diverse background
After studying Modern History at the University of Oxford, Tom initially trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in Cambridge, broadening his experience of owner managed businesses with a regional firm. Following that, he joined the corporate finance team at Deloitte in London where he specialised in M&A and private equity.
Tom then led the M&A team of a large national firm in the East of England before joining Ashcroft Anthony as a partner in September 2014. In December 2015, the firm merged with BKL and became the first office outside BKL’s London premises.
Sports enthusiast with a busy family life
If you don’t find Tom on the cricket field (his dream is to score the fastest ever century at Lords in an Ashes Test – there’s still time!) or the tennis court, you’ll probably find him at ballet class, swimming lessons, pony riding or rugby tots – not participating himself but supporting his two children in their numerous hobbies.
Tom enjoys a busy, happy home life. Besides the action-packed family schedule, he enjoys cooking for friends and sampling fine wine with his wife.